Something to share: Shetland

Something to share: Shetland

I fell a little bit in love with Scotland when I first visited in 2010 and that was further cemented during a number of holidays there in 2016 (read more here, here and here).  There was just something about the rugged scenery, stone houses and unique accent that really captured my imagination.

As a result I’ve developed a soft soft for books, movies and shows based in Scotland and my current favourite is Shetland…

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A night at Nimbo

A night at Nimbo

Last week Adam asked me if I wanted to go to Tumut, in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, one day over the weekend.  He had an inspection to complete at work, and was going to run out of time to get in done though the week.  He thought we’d make a day of it and get out of the town for the day. The next day he said to me ‘Why don’t we stay the night, make a proper weekend of it?’ So we we did…

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The morning calm

The morning calm

In 2019 I’m striving to create more moments of calm in my everyday life.  At the start of this year, I stumbled across the concept of a ‘word of the year’ as opposed to making a resolution, and it was something that really resonated with  me.

While I’ve still had stresses over the last six months, I’d like to think that when a situation arises I’m now a lot of more conscious of counteracting that with calmness. Just the other day though I had the realisation that I’d also subconsciously created a daily calming ritual without even noticing…

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Orange and poppyseed muffins

Orange and poppyseed muffins

The other day a colleague of mine brought in a huge bag of freshly picked oranges to the office.  As I opened the bag, I was overcome with that heady, citrus smell and knew I had to use those oranges to make something special.

Winter officially began in Australia over the weekend, and while the dying days of May were cold, foggy and damp, June has started with crisp blue skies and mild temperatures. With the sun shining outside, and those homegrown oranges glistening in my fruit bowl, I decided that orange and poppyseed muffins were the order of the day…

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