The suitcase guide: Brisbane

The suitcase guide: Brisbane

Adam and I are off on a little holiday to Brisbane, Queensland in a few days time and we both can’t wait.   It’s only for a few days, but we’re very much looking forward to some downtime by a pool and catching up with friends and family – some of whom we haven’t seen since we set off for England in 2016.

As with all my mini-breaks, I’ll be keeping my luggage to a minimum…

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Clean and rearrange

Clean and rearrange

I’ve become a bit of a homebody these last few weeks, and to be honest I’ve loved it. The end of last year was busy with my wedding, I worked all through Christmas and New Year, and this month’s been so hot, so I’ve been relishing having quiet time at home.

In pottering about, I’ve started to deep-clean and rearrange a few areas of the house, starting with a set of shelves in the sitting room…

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The warm weather wardrobe

The warm weather wardrobe

It’s been an obscenely hot few weeks here in Wagga Wagga.  I’m talking record breaking temperatures, day after day after day after day.  It might be tolerable if you’re staying in some five star resort, full of palm tree surrounded pools and can laze around in a pair of swimmers all day.  But, when you’ve got to carry on with normal working life, knowing how to dress everyday can be tough.

If I had to pick a ‘uniform’, it’d be jeans and a top – lightweight in summer, heavier in the winter.  It’s what I feel most comfortable in, but jeans aren’t the most practical option during Australia’s long summers.  A few weeks back, faced with the prospect of a work day outside in the heat, I took a punt on a new item of clothing.  It’s been my saviour this January…

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The Inspiration Files: Belinda Satterthwaite

The Inspiration Files: Belinda Satterthwaite

Inspiration is defined as ‘the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.’ There’s something really special about identifying what inspires you.  Sometimes it’s a book or a film or even a place you’ve visited, but I’ve found more often than not, it’s a person.

Today I’m starting a new series on Wattle and Ash, which I hope will become a regular feature, The Inspiration Files.  Essentially it’s all about people who are doing amazing things.

Today, I’d like to introduce you to Belinda Satterthwaite…

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