Life Down Under

Thoughts & musings from a wife, mother, marketer, dancer and chronic over-sharer…

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If you’re hoping to find the secret to success and world peace, you’re in the wrong place.  But if you’re looking for a slice of life from someone just like you – with dreams, career problems, children who don’t eat and itchy feet?  We might just get along fine… <wink>

How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe

How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe

I’ll Level With You Before you go anywhere near creating yourself a capsule wardrobe, let’s get a few things clear. If you don’t like your reflection right now, having fewer items in your wardrobe isn’t going to change that. Having the RIGHT items in your wardrobe...

Unexpected Things I Miss About The UK

Unexpected Things I Miss About The UK

Unexpected things I miss about the UK. In no particular order...   Radio 2 Yes - quite. Not so much all the presenters, more the tone and vibe of the station. No adverts. Polite conversation. A bit of silliness. A good range of (gentle) music. This makes me feel...

Life By Design

Life By Design

So why Bribie Island, and not Brisbane? 2 1/2 years is a long time to think about things. And one of the things we thought about was how, actually, we weren’t really living the kind of life we wanted. Stuart was overworked - travelling at least 3 hours each day just...

My Kid Doesn’t Like Food

My Kid Doesn’t Like Food

Well, obviously, he likes SOME stuff. But really his food consumption is pretty limited. He is often labelled a ‘fussy eater’ but I don’t agree with this and I really don’t like people calling him this or saying this to him (which they tend to do while he is...

Quarter of a Year

Quarter of a Year

It’s been 13 weeks since we emigrated. In that time, we’ve started school, enrolled at Kindy, bought a boat, moved house, performed in a show, participated in a team triathlon, volunteered and moved house. We’ve also cried, panicked, spent money on the wrong visas and...