travel

World’s best in African Safaris is coming to Noosa

Get ready, Noosa. The world’s best African Safari outfitter, Leora Rothschild, is bringing her class act our way. This week, Travel + Leisure announced Rothschild Safaris as the number one safari company in the world for the second year running. The magazine’s World’s Best Awards, a benchmark in travel excellence, tallies...

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Enough

I have enough and I am enough. What a liberating thought! It plants me in the now. I feel the calm. Gratitude seeps in. We are always minding the gap of insufficiency, doubt, and worse despair. You can direct your gaze upwards or you can look down into the...

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Terrific Tuesday in Noosa

“It’s a tremendous Tuesday,” I told the bunch of kids I dropped at school this morning. “Terrific,” said one. “Terrifying”, said another. Don’t you love the energy of young ones and especially the prospect of all the possibility that lies ahead for them? This article answers perfectly the perennial question...

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Times like these… A Family Affair

Our family is flung across the globe but we are always lucky enough to renew ties quite regularly. This year, Gran and Grandpa faithfully trekked from South Africa to Australia to visit their two married sons and families, which includes five grandchildren (ranging from 18 months to 22 years old)....

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The Friend Effect

Friends are one of life’s greatest gifts. They nourish us like sunshine. They give us reason to smile. They can even extend our lives. In a 1960s study the Roseto Effect identified the link between health and strong social connections in an Italian-American community in Pennsylvania where the village...

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A Noosa Easter, Anzacs and A case of the Blahs

I’m emerging from a patch of blah, where inspiration has been sorely lacking. Work has been a treadmill, beach runs a fatty-boom-boom grind, and deciding what to make for dinner…well, bewilderment. I admit, I’ve been a bit sh***y too. Then Pinterest popped this at me.   And I smiled...

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Passion

How we all want to keep passion flowing. Do you find yourself drawn to people, places and things that exude a bit of oomph, sparkle, depth, that extra-extra? Don’t we love inspiration. Just scrutinise the people having fun, those that have a glint in their eye. You want some...

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A Robust Life!

When America’s top cancer specialist sanctioned (moderate) coffee and wine-drinking in his best-selling book of rules on how to avoid illness and prolong your life, many twinkled with happiness. Here is my latest very cool cold-pressed coffee find for hot Noosa days. Check out a list of the new...

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This Little Jacket

I was throwing out old clothes and stuff this week when this little jacket knocked me for a loop.     This wasn’t just one of those easy-come-easy-go items of clothing that’s worn for a season then gets sent off in a charity box. End of story. Nope, this...

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72 Summers

Two things have stayed with me this week. The epic adventure of a young Australian woman in the movie, Tracks, and a line in a book I’m reading: “There are only 72 summers in one lifetime”.   Robyn Davidson’s 2700km journey across the Australian desert 37 years ago, from...

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