Being fifty-something, I love journeying back through time, revisiting places woven into my past. When I was in my late teens, the Great Ocean Road was a rite of passage: a destination for every newly licensed driver and a carload of their friends. We lived (and still do) within an hour’s drive of the sweeping coastal… Continue reading Touring the Great Ocean Road icons (after thirty-something years)
Today is Father’s Day in my part of the world, and almost 25 years to the day since my dad died. Inside I ached and reminisced, running my mind’s melancholy movie reel of that godawful time. Outwardly, I was swept up into family celebrations for the other fabulous fathers around me. Twixt the laughter and chatter, memories… Continue reading Jae’s Date and Almond Meringue Torte (for Father’s Day’s sake)
Copper, copper everywhere. This warm, pinky metal seems to be front and centre of every magazine, lifestyle supplement and Instagram account I open. From sleek light fittings to organic shaped bowls and even wood baskets, copper is the metal flavour of the month year. And I want me some! Such are the dilemmas one faces… Continue reading Copper shopping in the house of memories
Like many fifty-somethings, I no longer have my mum around to spoil on Mother’s Day. Finding a meaningful way to honour her is tricky. This year, Geelong Mums’ Local Love Project gives me a mindful way to celebrate Mum’s spirit while paying it forward to other mums in need. When I buy a beautiful Local… Continue reading Local Love Project – candles that pay it forward
Being fifty-something, I keep an eye peeled ready for signs and hints. You know, clues about the meaning of life, what it’s all about, why are we here? I’m convinced that if I’m ever going to receive a message from the universe it will happen at sunset. Or perhaps sunrise. One of those the-world-really-is-turning moments.… Continue reading Bali sunsets. Sigh.
Being fifty-something I sometimes act on a whim. Spontaneity is a good thing, right? When I saw a bountiful basket of plastic toy animals marked “$5 the lot” at a garage sale I felt spurred into action. A folly perhaps? I’d seen several craft projects lately that required toy animals of one species or another… Continue reading DIY Upcycled Animal Toy Planter
Being fifty-something, I recall many a time when I’ve ushered one or both offspring to a new experience. It seems the tables have turned and now I’m riding their coat-tails to new and intriguing events and things. Yesterday, thanks to My Girl, we got a sneak peek at a new café opening in our neck… Continue reading King of the Castle Café – a noble newcomer to the Geelong coffee scene