Derreck Kayongo is a former refugee with a big idea. He wants to save the lives of children who live in extreme poverty. What’s different about Derek’s idea, is that it’s so ridiculously simple it’s working, and every travel blogger out there, in fact every person who stays in a hotel, could help give it […]
It’s been a couple of months since I got back from Afghanistan. The blissful feeling of flopping on a mattress at the end of the day and the convenience of turning on a tap still hasn’t worn off after the 22-day expedition with two weeks of trekking all day in desert-dust to snow storm conditions, […]
Against the backdrop of the significant and sacred Carnarvon Gorge in Queensland, I yarn with Uncle Fred Conway, an Elder of the Bidgera people and Ranger at the Gorge. Fred talks about growing up on a mission, why he returned to the gorge and his hopes for a reconciled Australia.
I’ve got a big oh-nooooooo birthday approaching. The one where the second digit clocks up to a nicely rounded off zero and my time on this earth enters a new decade. While I took deep breaths into a paper bag, my saint-of-a-husband asked me what I wanted to mark the big crisis occasion. “Let’s go […]
I’ve been having a dabble with IMovie lately. Even a twit like me can use it, so I thought I’d make a series of short vloggy clips about some of my escapades past, present and future. Join me on this amazing Z-movie journey and watch me morph into Stephen Spielberg before your very eyes ; […]
I found out I had an arthritic spine around the same time I realised I couldn’t strut and bend my musculoskeletal stuff like those kids in Fame. With stiff and inflamed joints, I said bye-bye to backflips and hello to walking on eggshells until I found out that mountain bikes had suspension and that being fit, living […]