*Moving back to Sydney

Sydney Harbour Bridge

This is one of those practical posts designed to alert you all to the fact I am *see subject line. I have loved my time in the country. I’ve had a blast growing veggies, mothering chickens and kicking my heels up at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. I’ve made some rad friends, spent time with […]

The Big Egg?

The Big Egg

Have you heard about the campaign to borrow Australia’s big things and transport them to Christchurch? Mayor Bob Parker is trying to attract more Aussies to the Garden City by relocating the Big Pineapple, the Big Merino and other big Aussie  icons to his city. Well, Bob, I have another one for you: The Big […]

Tamworth is friendly

Dressing table

So I went to Lifeline to pick up a cute little vintage dressing table that I bought for $35 and two strangers helped me in a completely unsolicited fashion. I was carrying aforementioned dresser out to the car when Helper Number One, an old cocky (the Tamworth word for ‘farmer’) with sticky taped-up glasses stopped me and […]

I am moving to Tamworth

Peaches

And there may well be peaches involved. Yes, friends,  I am returning to the wild North West; home of Country Music, the Golden Guitar and kooky religious groups. For every 10 people, there’s a church with a neon cross. It’s like being on the set of True Blood except there are no sexy vampires and no one can read minds. […]

Where do you belong?

where-do-you-belong

Do we ‘belong’ in the town where we were born? The community we grew up in? Or is belonging more to do with the people we surround ourselves with than any geographic location? I think it’s a combination of all three. I grew up in Tamworth, NSW and subsequently, I  feel more at ease in the countryside than […]

Going swimmingly

going-swimmingly

One thing that I always associate with travel – or more accurately, holidays – is swimming. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been obsessed with it. There is a photo of me, taken when I was about four years old, that is incontrovertible proof of this fact. I am wearing swimmers and a snorkel […]