More on Laos later…

So I’m in Vientiane, Laos, as I have been for the past few weeks, but haven’t managed to get back into a proper blogging schedule. Sorry! I’ve been busy helping out my friends at Mulberries… Continue reading

Not-so-lazy Luang Prabang

Hmm, it might seem by my lack of posting this week that I have been lazy. In fact, the opposite is true. I’ve been working on a project in Vientiane, Laos’ capital, that… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: DO go chasing waterfalls

OK, I admit, the main reason for this post isn’t really about wellness. It’s more about twisting song lyrics for my own purposes … and sharing this barely believable scenery. This gorgeous waterfall is… Continue reading

In the market for street eats in Chiang Mai

No trip to Thailand is complete without a visit (or two… or three… ) to its markets. Chiang Mai is well known for its Night Bazaar – but although it enchanted me on… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: cats for company

Travelling solo normally doesn’t bother me – which is lucky, because if it did, I’d never have gone anywhere. It would sometimes be nice to have someone along for the ride, but usually I… Continue reading

Untypical Thailand

Melbourne winters are cold. I don’t like the cold. Most of my work is freelance. Adding all those factors together, I built myself a strong case for spending a few months away from… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: brush stress away

As just about any article on healthy ageing will tell you, a key factor is keeping your brain active. Crosswords, sudoku, learning a new language – they’re all standard recommendations for mental fitness.… Continue reading

Richard Nylon: Feathering the Nest

One of the things I love about Melbourne* is that there is always something new to discover. How many of you have lived here all your lives and never heard of The Johnston Collection,… Continue reading

Wellness Wednesday: Green Gifts

For myself and many of my friends, this is the year of turning the big 4-0. It seems like every week a school or uni classmate is hitting this milestone. But at our age,… Continue reading

Real cold requires fake fur

If you’re reading this and you’re in Melbourne, congratulations! You obviously survived the “Arctic blast” over the weekend. Were you holed up with a cup of hot Milo in a fortress of blankets,… Continue reading