This spring, there is a lush intensity to not only my garden but all of Canberra. The mild temperatures and torrents of rain have coaxed flowers to life and it looks like the colour dials have all been turned to maximum. It seems like flowers from every point on the colour spectrum have popped their … More A rainbow of flowers
I don’t like to play favourites but when it comes to choosing the most magical spring garden space in Canberra, the Old Parliament House Rose Gardens’ wisteria arches are tough to beat. The purple and white flowers drip and ooze their beautiful bounty over the archways and scent the air with their spring perfume for … More Is this Canberra’s most magical spring garden?
Spring has exploded all over Canberra and is looking like a bumper season. Masses of flowers are dripping from branches which have begun to droop, heavy under the sudden, floriferous weight. The city looks tres chic to the point where if you squint a little or angle the camera just so, you could imagine Emily … More Springing into, well, spring!
The current COVID lockdown has meant a lot of time walking the dog to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air. It’s at the point where the dog cringes when she sees the leash instead of the usual bounds to the door. The endless laps of my suburb have led us in … More Green with Garden Envy
Home is where it’s at right now so here is a super simple DIY project to freshen up your desk, coffee table or kitchen bench. It’s so low maintenance that once you’ve made it, all you need to worry about it strategically placing it so it’ll be the talking point in your next Zoom chat. … More How to make an indoor water garden
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