“Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. You’re curious and smart and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off. […]
How To Be A Traveller In Your Own Hometown.
“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac Hello, Lovelies, This week’s energies support all kinds of travel, adventure and fun. Which is great if you happen to be on holidays or have plenty of free time […]
A Week For Adventures and New Directions – Monday Oracle 25 June 2018
“Don’t die without embracing the daring adventure your life was meant to be.” ~ Steve Pavlina Hello, Lovelies! June is a quieter month energetically – one that invites us to spend time with loved ones, time on ourselves and our wellbeing, and time resting, recharging and doing what we love. Keep that in mind as […]
Demon Banishing And Custard Buns In Hong Kong!
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” ~ Anonymous I’m in Hong Kong right now, for the first part of the surprise holiday Ben bought me for my ‘Congratulations on turning fifty and thank you for not dying’ present. We’re having a fantastic time. Every day is crammed with […]
The Energies of September – 2017
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” ~ Tony Robbins Hello, Lovelies Suddenly, here we are at September. I love September. In Australia it’s the beginning of Spring, and It’s a month of possibility and expansive energy, of change and curiosity, and of starting small projects that may take […]
A Taste Of Vietnam
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” ~ Bill Bryson So, here I am in Vietnam, and our first day […]
The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 17 October 2016
“When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for you to stand upon or you will be taught to fly.” ~ Patrick Overton, The leaning […]
Things I Have Discovered While Travelling
“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ~ Terry Pratchett Hello, Lovelies! I […]
What to pack?
“Travel brings power and love back into your life.” ~ Rumi Just one more sleep and we’ll be on our way. Our first proper holiday in four years! A friend is staying home at our farm, looking after Nurse Bert and Cafe Dog. Our bags are almost packed, and this time tomorrow we’ll be enjoying […]
Holidays – in less than two weeks!
“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.” ~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road If you’re working with […]
Washing Away 2014!
“…the great floodgates of the wonder-world swung open…” ~ Herman Melville, Moby-Dick The early hours of 2015 brought the most fantastical storm to our little farm. As I sat with my tarot cards at midnight, doing my traditional reading for the year ahead, the sky lit up with enormous bolts of blue-white fire, and the thunderclaps overhead […]
Direction or Destination?
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” ~ William G.T. Shedd Right now is a terrific time for planning. 2015 is almost upon us, and as the Captain of our own ship we get to choose where we will sail next year. Some of you might already have a specific […]
Outback Australia – A Snapshot
“We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.” ~ Shirley Abbott I picked up a stone yesterday and put it in my pocket. I walked on a […]
The Joys of a Shared Table
“The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture.” ~ Michael Pollan If you had asked me to create a memorable meal when I was younger I would have had the cookbooks out in a […]
Random Bits of Thailand-Induced Happiness
“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” ~ Miriam Beard Thailand; truly a land of smiles. Here are some of the random memory-making moments of my trip thus far. – Breakfast, and novel editing, overlooking the hotel pool in […]
When your Heart says No…
“We need to find the courage to say ‘NO’ to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.” ~ Barbara De Angelis We’ve all been there. The place that ticks all the boxes. The partner our friends and parents love. The dream job. […]
Gifts from the Road…
I’m home. I slept in my own bed last night. Today I have work in front of me – a long, intense stretch of it, in fact. But it doesn’t matter. I feel renewed, and something in me has been mended. Maybe it was all that good roadhouse and bakery food. We started with a […]
Life’s Spontaneous Adventures…
Much to my mother’s ‘sense of style’ mortification, I drive an old Hilux Ute (a pickup for my non-Aussie readers). One thing I have found to be a truth in this life – when you have a ute you have friends. Friends who need to move things. I have also found that having a ute […]
Writing your Dream Vacation into Existence
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain Writing is a powerful summoning force – it commits our thoughts and […]