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Monday, December 31, 2018


So this little cherub, graduated uni earlier in the year and moved to Sydney. My heart still hasn't recovered from this little bird flying the coop, but trust that spreading her wings has launched her fair and square into her future! Well done little bird, the world is your oyster!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Galavanting About

So I just realised that I have let 3 months slip by without posting ... all because I have been busily preparing  a little galavant around the globe and who knew how time consuming that would be! Safe to say, flights are now booked except for that one little flight to Santorini!! Yaass, S-A-N-T-O-R-I-N-I-!! Still pinching myself just dreaming about that one. Four weeks of accomodation through Greece, Italy, Switzerland and France now under my belt and carefully planned down to the very last detail, although that does keep changing depending on the reviews I'm currently reading! So many quaint out of the way spots to explore!

Earlier this year, I contemplated looking at investment options to secure my financial future and was knee deep in debilitating decision making, when overwhelmed with all the financial pathways (and money warrens) before me, I just decided to hell with it and latched onto the idea of taking that dream holiday pre retirement instead!! Not that I'm in the slightest bit near retirement (although I might nearly be over THE hill having traipsed up a number of smaller hills of late) and having that one little bird eager to fly the nest, I may just be feeling the effects (and trauma) associated with impending empty nest syndrome. It just seemed as good a time as any to take that trip to those far flung places and dreamy jaunts that I have always dreamt about. Although, I do keep discovering new places that I've actually never dreamt about and have happily added them to that never ending list of places to visit.

I'm currently galavanting around Tuscany from my laptop, working out if I want to go to Siena and San Gimigano while staying in the Chianti region. I just read a review about this awesome little Italian guy who does the most phenomenal taxi tours and tailor makes the trip for you. I was expecting to travel back to Florence by bus to catch the train out to Pisa and Cinque Terre but realised after reading the 'Discover Tuscany' website that I may be able to squeeze in a great deal more sightseeing in Chianti if I can get a reasonable taxi for half a day and completely bypass going back to Florence. Fingers crossed! I'm waiting to hear back from Daniele in Panzano.

While I wait to hear back from Daniele, feast your eyes on this glorious view of the rolling hills of Chianti.


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Mother's Day Poem

A Love Second to One

You loved me before I was born,
Wove my body inside your own,
Mended my buttons when they were torn.
I never had known
A humanly love so overflown.
Comfort in your voice,
In your scent and your warmth
’Tis not a moment or day,
But a lifetime of joy.
You gave of yourself
What no one could ask,
Your time and self-interest
For my blessing and best.
This was, no doubt, your never-ending quest.
I remember dearly our endless days
When you baked peanut butter cookies
And I watched, amazed.
There is but one love, which outstrips yours -
A love more perfect than a human can show.
It is the one everlasting, older than dinosaurs,
The one I know, in part because of you.
His love is greater, I delight in it with you!

Happy Mother’s day, you loving cuckoo!
I am lucky to say it and I bid you, adieu.
Jaidyn-Tyler (Thanks my darling boy xx)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Six Days in India

'Six Days in India' is a little snippet of our week in India at Rock High in Hyderbad. Such a privilege to make the film, share this story and highlight how one ministry organisation is changing the lives of India's poor and at risk children.

Video link to shortened version
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