Growing up on the Australian coast, I’d never really paid much attention to autumn. When I moved to the Snowy Mountains, then Canberra, that changed – watching the leaves on the trees start to change in little patches gradually working up to a brighter and brighter display was magic. Rich gold, warm orange, plum and … More The magic of autumn
I’ve just picked up Slow by Brooke McAlery for the second time. You might know Brooke from her podcast or, like me, you might have just stumbled across the book without realising the author is a podcast superstar. When I first read Slow, one chapter completely flawed me the fir, the one about technology and … More Weekend reading: Slow
Today Grill’d announced they wouldn’t be serving meat whether you wanted it or not. Labelled the 24 hour Meat Cheat, the burger chain announced that instead of beef, they were dishing up Beyond Burgers, a fake meat patty. And they aren’t alone – Hungry Jacks are offering up vegan selections and KFC in the UK … More Fake meats are having a moment
There has been a lot of media coverage in recent days about celebrities including Ellen and George Clooney urging people to boycott certain hotels. Although those hotels are beyond what most of us can afford, your money (and where your choose to spend or withhold it) can start to change the shape of things. Even … More Spend wisely – every dollar sends a powerful message
I, like pretty much anyone with a Netflix account and a spare hour or two, have been tuning into the latest Sir David Attenborough doco, Our Planet, and sobbing over my cup of tea as the sheer scale of the damage to the planet plays out in tragic but beautifully shot scenes over-scored with soaring … More Walruses plunging off cliffs = dire climate warning
Its that time of year again – autumn!! While some parts of Australia don’t really get a decent autumn or winter chill, Canberra certainly does and as the cold change breezes in, it definitely brings some benefits. Canberra is ice-cool in winter and pretty in spring but if you want to see her at her … More Where is best to see Canberra’s autumn leaves?
Yesterday my daughter became a raging hot mess. She oscillated between demanding, angry and shattered crying on the floor with such alarming speed I couldn’t keep up. Maybe not so unusual for a three year old but the reason it started really got me thinking. My mum and I had taken her to a Japanese … More Time to stop spending…(again)!
Last year, War on Waste aired in Australia. The show tapped into the wider consciousness and made conversations about things like excess plastic wrapping normal watercooler chat rather than something for eccentric greenies to worry about. For a grand time there, petitions about plastic bag bans were all the rage, reusable produce bags became a … More Hey supermarkets, can you stop wrapping our fruit and veg in plastic? Cheers!
Canberra is probably most famous for the springtime Floriade festival but in my humble opinion, Autumn is the season the Canberra really shines. As the nights get chilly, the avenues of trees around the capital start to turn red, gold, and orange. The odd fog starts to creep in and add some mystery to the … More Lights, Canberra, action!
Holy Moly! I just returned home to find my shiny new green waste bin! Sure, I had to pay fifty bucks for the privilege but I think its a pretty fair exchange. I’m a bit sad that something so simple has made my day because Canberra is generally quite progressive (90% renewable energy by 2020 … More My council just introduced green waste bins – welcome to the 21st Century Canberra!