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…

Simplifying Life

In recent years, I have had a deep internal push to live a more simple life. This desire was further fueled by a life threatening illness. I found myself having this increasing need to get rid of ‘stuff’ and by that I mean clutter, distractions, things and actions that is not adding value to my…

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…

Sand Dune Struggle

If there is one thing my hubby, brother, toddler and I share, it would be our thirst for adventure as well as the love of outdoors. Since it ticked both the adventure and being outdoors boxes, we visited the sand dunes by the sea yesteday. Even though it took nearly 6 hours of travel time,…

Vaucluse to Watson’s Bay (Sydney Walks)

It was a cold but sunny winter’s day in Sydney yesteday. My good mate and I ventured out for our scenic walk catchup that we do every few weeks. Since it was a beautiful day with lots of sunshine, we chose a walk along the sea with nice views. We hadn’t done this walk in…

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…