‘A Hundred Small Lessons’ by Ashley Hay

‘A Hundred Small Lessons’ tells the stories of the inhabitants of a house in Brisbane, both past and present.  The previous owner, Elsie, is an old lady who has a fall and is forced to leave her home of 62 years to a retirement village. The new owners are Lucy and Ben and their one-year-old […]

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‘Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe’ by Jenny Colgan

I first read ‘Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe’ by Jenny Colgan just after I turned 26 years old.  It was a beautiful gift from a lovely, thoughtful friend whom I had only met months earlier.  I was living in Hong Kong at the time and (sadly) not loving it.  I was at a point in […]

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My Pretty Sydney Turned 5…

… in September and I didn’t get a chance to tell you! I was too busy traveling or working that I couldn’t stop to sit down and reflect.  But at the end of another busy year, I finally have some time to write an anniversary post and tell you about my lack of direction with […]

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One Sunday in Spring….

Spring is one of my favourite seasons.  I love the warmer weather that’s just right – not boiling hot that it’s uncomfortable and not freezing cold that it’s painful.   I love slipping back into my summer dresses and cardigans and flats.  I love the longer days and the promise of the holiday season with […]

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

I can’t even begin to describe our experience in Africa (namely, Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and safaris in Botswana).  Majestic waterfalls, stunning sunsets, kind people and beautiful animals are just a few words I could use to describe the trip.  All I can say is that Bench Africa did an amazing job to put together the perfect itinerary […]

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