Floriade has bloomed and faded for another year. Flowers popped up across surprising corners of the city as part of Floriade Community, the rain didn’t dampen the fun and I, like many, embraced the many opportunities to stop and smell the flowers this year. I think one of the very few pandemic-positives has been the … More Floriade highlights 2022
The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is one of my favourite annual events in Canberra. I never get tired of the sight and sound of hot air balloons flying over the city and for the time the festival is on, there’s a fleet of over 25 balloons studding the sunrise painted sky like floating jewels. Every year … More Canberra Balloon Spectacular 2022
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!
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
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?
The recent announcement by QANTAS head-boy Alan Joyce that the Aussie airline is taking massive steps to cut out single use plastics, compost food, lower fuel and electricity usage and even give paper boarding passes the chop was pretty massive. Why? Because it shows that big, mainstream businesses are not only recognising their obligations to … More Zero waste flights are (almost) a thing!
Hello, my name is Heidi and I am an accidental mostly-vegetarian sometimes vegan. Its been a year since I broke up with meat and you know what? I think I’m better off without it. I’d fantasised about the breakup but never really thought I’d go through with it. But our relationship had been unhealthy for … More Happy Veggie-versary – how hard was year one as a mostly vegetarian?
Living in Canberra comes with a perk which is not often discussed but really great – it’s one of the few places in Australia that experiences four distinct seasons. Watching them flow from one to the next can be a great reminder to take time out, relax and reflect. No matter which season it is, … More Spring has really sprung – use it as motivation to get going with your own ‘what next’
Its the day after my 38th birthday and I’m standing on a rice terrace hacked into the side of a cliff in Tegalalang in Bali. My thighs are burning and my heart is beating way faster and harder than I’d like. I slow down, look around and breathe. In and out. A big smile creeps … More Turning 38 and a mid-life anti crisis.