Newcastle – A better than expected short break

It has been a long time since I have been to Newcastle. As a kid I don’t remember it being that great. Let’s just say I wasn’t over the moon when we recently decided to take a short break to Newcastle. However, being only 2.5 hours away from Sydney, it is closer coastal getaway compared…

Confidence from Within

I watched the movie ‘I feel Pretty’ on the plane back home. Found it to be a great movie to remind us where true self-confidence comes from. Though I’ve been called ‘Hot’, ‘smart’ etc (going back high school days), I’ve had self confidence issues most of my life. Whether it be how I look, not…

The Sun God

It has been a while since I last wrote my blog. My time has been consumed by my demanding toddler, daily chores and preparing (countless hours) for my bucket list trip (lots of inspiration for my future blogs) – yay!!! I have been wanting to write this blog for a long time. Better now then…

The Power of One Word

I’ve been recently drawn to the idea of using one words to provide a powerful mantra or guidance in difficult times. It dawned on me that I have been subconsciously using this one word idea to motivate me for years. I looked around my home and took pictures of one words in form of ornaments…

Place of Pine Trees

I love pine trees. I am drawn to parts of the world with landscape made of pine trees, lakes and mountains. New Zealand has its share of picturesque  pine trees which adds to the already beautiful landscape. Hence, I was quite disappointed to hear during my last trip that the pine trees were a nuisance…

The Great Lakes, NSW

Earlier this year, we headed north for the long weekend getaway. We thought to do something different. Instead of heading south as we usually do, we decided to explore new areas in the opposite direction. It was going to be a 3 night camping trip. I found a quite little camp ground which had a…

Enjoying the Destination

I love hiking mountains. The fresh air, being amongst nature, the effort and sweat involved in hiking upwards all uplifts my mind, body and soul. Not to forget the feeling you get when you experience the incredible views at the top. Though, for me, most of my time is spent hiking up and down and…