Little happy


Did you know that it’s the Chinese Year of the Black Water Snake? It’s as ominous as it sounds and I have been feeling its dark energy around lately. In order to offset the snakey vibes, I have decided to focus on all the little positives; the little happys. They are: Collecting still-warm eggs from my […]

Travel Insurance 101

Travel insurance

When planning a vacation, the costs and fees may have you reconsidering if you need that trip after all. Spending a little money on travel insurance, however, can give you peace of mind by protecting the money you spend to get some TLC. Here are a few things to consider when buying travel insurance, as […]

Alone vs lonely

Hermit crab

I spend a lot of time alone these days and I have noticed something weird happening. The more time I spend alone, the more I want to be alone. It’s not that I don’t love being around people; I do. I’m an extroverted extrovert. It’s just that being around people can be stressful. Things go […]

Travel Tales: Netty Mac

Netty Mac

Name: Annette Age: 43 Occupation: Senior travel consultant Favourite travel destination?: Turkey Best meal you’ve ever had while travelling?: At the Antique Turquois Café, Sultanhamet, Turkey Best kiss?: In Luxor going through customs after saying goodbye to my lover,  he jumped through security for one last air bending smooch. Scariest drive?: A public bus in […]

Dinosaur Hotel


Sometimes you see something so truly awesome that you have to tell people about it. For ages I’ve been banging on in various professional circles about how good social media content has to either be really fun or really useful/interesting. This is not my idea. It’s just common sense but so many people don’t listen and […]



Have you ever noticed how when you’re with someone who is a bit out there, you feel as though you’re allowed to be more out there too? By being yourself, you give other people permission to be themselves. This is why it’s so critically important to nurture and protect your very special You-ness. It’s hard. There […]

Health warning

Healthy heart

Too many people I know are dying. Some from disease, others from suicide. Nobody is dying of old age. This has got me thinking. What can I – and you – do to attempt to forestall the inevitable? Here’s some things we can do to live a little bit longer: Ladies – go and have […]

Sydney vs Tamworth

Louis Vuitton

Recently I’ve had a few people ask me if I’m happy living in Tamworth with a doubtful ‘as if’ look on their face. The truth is, I am happy but I’m also lonely sometimes. Ahh life.The things I miss about the city are: My old friends. People who know me well and presumably still tolerate me Food. Rare […]

New love rules

Baan Baa

I drove to Narrabri and back this week which was B.O.R.I.N.G. Subsequently, I had plenty of time to think about Life (caps deliberate). I think I’ve figured out what I’ve been doing wrong in the love stakes and have now devised the following criteria for selecting a mate. Read on, dear friends, for the the sort of wisdom […]