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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A morning on Mt Glorious

A morning on Mt Glorious

First of all, I just wanted to say a big thank-you for all of you who got in touch last week to wish me well.  I really appreciate your kind words and they did wonders while I was  feeling rather poorly.

Today I want to take you to a stunning spot, just outside of Brisbane.  I mentioned my little trip to Mt Glorious the other day on the blog and I’m still thinking about the few hours I spent enclosed in misty forest…

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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 Nimmie-Caira

The Nimmie-Caira

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to travel to an 86,000 hectare wetland in western New South Wales, on assignment with a colleague at work.  The Nimmie-Caira is a vast area of floodplain that was formerly farmed, at the very end of the Murrumbidgee River system.  Its restoration back to  a natural wetland is a divisive project under Australia’s controversial Murray Darling Basin Plan.

Personal politics aside (there are both supporters and detractors of the project), it was was an amazing day I wanted to share with you a little part of the country that often gets forgotten… Continue reading “The Nimmie-Caira”