The Bucket List

Let’s travel

28 days. 3 climates. 1 suitcase. With just minutes to go until I board my Emirates flight for a four-week holiday, I’m currently in that blissed-out pre-holiday haze when all I can thinking about are what adventures are ahead and how jealous everyone else is that I’m bound for Europe. My tickets are ready, window […]

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Going postal

Last year, Australians sent more than 10 billion text messages. This year, I hope to send at least 50 handwritten cards to the people I love. According to a news.com.au story published this week, the art of sending a handwritten note—especially one of thanks—is dying out. The story explained how a recent study of 1000 adults, commissioned by Churchill Insurance, […]

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2012. A memoir.

Whichever way you look at it—12 months, 52 weeks or 366 days—2012 was quite a year. For myself and those around me, it was a year filled with change; new lovers and jobs, great adventures and triumphs. But there were also tough times, constant challenges and, for a few, the heartbreaking loss of loved ones. […]

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Apocalypse not

According to R.E.M, the end of the world starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane. In my opinion, today—21 December 2012—did not. It was tipped to be the day the world would come to an end; ancient Mayan prophecy predicted the planets would align, the sun would activate and the deluge would begin. […]

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Surfing lessons, Noosa

“One of the greatest things about the sport of surfing is that you need only three things: your body, a surf-board and a wave.” —Naima Green— Last week while my friends and family were slugging away at the daily grind, I had the pleasure of kicking back in one of the most beautiful coastal spots in Queensland—Noosa. […]

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Today I saved three lives

Today, in less than 10 minutes, I saved three lives. I can almost hear you gasp and wonder who was crazy enough to let me—the girl who barely passed high school biology—loose near patients (I work in the marketing department of a not-for-profit hospital). Fear not!  I am not about to hit the headlines as the latest untrained quack to […]

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Top of the rock

“I’ve never been much of a climber—social or otherwise.” On Saturday morning I found myself hot, sweaty and clinging to the front of a cliff. The sun was scorching my skin, there was sweat running down my neck and my muscles were screaming at me as I waved one foot around aimlessly, looking for any […]

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The four letter word you should say everyday … RUOK?

{Trigger warning: This article contains information about suicide which may be upsetting to some people.} According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, approximately six people suicide in Australia every day. That equates to one death every four hours. Six people who have families that love them; friends who will miss them. Lifeline report that for every completed suicide […]

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