6 months in – and we’re only getting started

6 months on, and off, the road – and we are only part of the way through our figure 8 “lap” of Australia. Seems like one year definitely won’t be enough to get around this massive country. And we’re just starting to feel like we’re sort of getting the hang of it. I love reading […]

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Adding more life to my years

Birthdays are a good time to take stock of things. And to drink champagne. This week, out in the outback where there is not much to do other than 4WD along river beds, swim in waterholes, take long bush walks and drink in outback pubs (as in, some of my favourite things to do) – […]

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Choosing our own adventure in the NT

When we set out on this trip, we had the first night planned – and not much more. We meandered through NSW and Victoria, and slowed down a bit in SA while we had a decent look around. And then instead of heading around the coast to WA, we decided to take a sharp right […]

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Going bush – in the lucky country

It has taken me a while to write this one because we have been in some pretty harsh outback conditions for the last week or so. And the 46 degree heat and locust swarms have made me a bit lazy and also nearly fried the laptop. Enough excuses…on with the story. Mission to prevent spoilt, […]

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Just another week in SA

I must have displeased the gods last week with my smug self righteousness about all the sleep I was getting. Because this week they tried to blow us off a cliff in the middle of the night. Apart from that, a pretty uneventful week of beaches, oysters, prosecco, crab fishing, sand dunes, 4WDing. Same old, […]

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Recovering lawyer in search of wine and sleep

Six weeks in and I have just about caught up on a decade worth of sleep and discovered even more of an appreciation for wine. Turns out I wasn’t a lawyer with a drinking problem – I was a wine fan with a lawyer problem. Oh, and we saw dolphins. Up close. (And just as […]

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Project Simplify – so far so good

Project Simplify* has been progressing well, down in the wild weather at Wilsons Promontory (with many sunset pics on instagram). We are just a twelve hour drive from Sydney but already are worlds away from our previous existence. Wilsons Promontory is the southern most point of mainland Australia, and very much on the tourist track […]

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Amateur hour – when an over-confident lawyer* goes bush

(*is there  any other kind?) A vein in my temple was throbbing. The kids were screaming and thrashing around in the back seat. The Pixies were blaring from the car stereo which the hubby had turned up to drown out the kids – and the kids were screaming even louder to drown out the Pixies. […]

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