Pantry Tidy Up

There I was, poised with purpose and a plan.  The pantry needed a makeover and today was the day.  I unpacked the cupboard contents and cast about for a small space on which to place the baking powder tin.  In the midst of such kitchen chaos and with a plan yet to be actioned, my…

WPC: Variations

Sydney Harbour is amazing any time but it becomes magical on special occasions. Like Australia Day, which we celebrated yesterday. For a summer day it wasn’t the best. Clouds and humidity and excitement and noise couldn’t the spirits of those celebrating. This place dresses up and the crowds come out to marvel and share the…

The Year Behind, The Year Ahead

Sixteen weeks combined long service and annual leave added to many days’ time in lieu helped make this one of the best years yet.  It was filled with happy times: travels and friends and a road trip and ocean swims and lazing-by-the-pool days.  Work and studies featured in the mix making 2017 a year of…

Catch Us Camping – The Skinny

A week ago  I truly, honestly and madly believed I was back on the straight and narrow with this blogging gig.  Seven short days later it seems not.  I promised I would return with posts about the interesting places we visited on our three-month road trip.  But no, here we are more than a week later…

Back on My Bike

I feel like I ought to open this post with Hello, my name is Linda and I am a recalcitrant blogger.  It has been more than four weeks since my last entry.  After three months road-tripping around the Red Centre of Australia, life in all its banality has sat heavily on my shoulders.  The good news…

WPC: Glow

  I love trains.  After attending our niece’s wedding in Christchurch we hopped on board the Coastal Pacific train that hugged the rugged east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.  The journey takes five hours and used to run daily.  Bush-clad mountains and vineyards on one side, the roaring sea on the other. …