I whole heartedly believe in this quote. Travelling is the university of life.
Can you remember the first time you rode a horse? Pictured above is an aged, curled cornered photo of me astride our hefty, chestnut racehorse called Oakley aged 4 with my sister, Amanda (at the front). My brother, sister and I were the fortunate ones to be born into a horse-loving family. My father has […]
There is something deeply romantic and enchanting about a rustic, shoe-box sized cabin hidden deep within the woods. A cabin tucked away from the outside world with no roads leading to its door but only well-worn forest paths. Cabins that are only discovered by whisperings of travellers that have been and gone. At the moment […]
A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014. photo caption: She has a brilliant pout going on at the moment.
Generally when we travel we don’t stick around in cities long enough to get to know them on a first name basis. It’s more of a brief air kiss on both cheeks and we head straight out of town in search of the wilderness and horses. However, in September last year Buster and I checked […]
We’ve just returned to our hinterland home after spending seven days at Evans Head on the northern New South Wales coast. Our tripod family are sun-kissed from sultry summer days spent beachside constructing sandcastles, riding the waves that licked the shoreline and dive-bombing kites when the wind raced across the ocean. We shared […]
It’s easy to shut your eyes to the drought that is happening seven hours west of our hinterland home. Buster’s family hail from a rural region in outback Queensland near the one-pub town of Nindigully. Their family property skirts ‘the gully’ as its known to locals and the Moonie River fringes the 10, 000 acre […]
We went to British Columbia in Canada in September to road test a 7 day horse riding holiday. Let’s just say – wow – we travelled toddler-free and had the time of our lives. A second honey-moon so to speak. I think this video says it all. Safe to say it got a resounding thumbs […]
We have some very good friends that live out near Surat in rural Queensland. So for the past six years we’ve been making the five hour car trip west to attend Surat’s annual race meet. Suffice to say it was our first year that we attended with a toddler (teething mind you!) in tow. It’s […]
We’re at the tail end of our 12 day trip to Canada where we road tested a seven day ride in the remote Canadian wilderness. Buster and I are currently sitting at a airport lounge in the shabby Los Angeles International Airport waiting for our direct flight home to Brisbane. I’ll divulge all and more […]
Our first glimpse of the Canadian wilderness was sky high in a 6-seater aeroplane. On our two hour flight departing from Vancouver we swept past mountain ranges dusted in snow and marvelled at high-altitude lakes hidden in the elbow of mountains. I rode shot-gun as co-pilot and was equipped with my very own head set […]
I haven’t decided to share this story until now. Thankfully enough time has passed for me to clearly re-collect this story without feeling overcome with fear. In December last year, my family celebrated my mother turning 60 in a remote beachside village in Brazil. A six day holiday shared with my brother Toby, his lovely […]
Over the years I’ve honed my packing to a fine art. A lot of my globetrotting clients ask for my advice on what to pack and even though each client is given a detailed packing list, I thought I would share a suggested list with you all. Obviously it depends on the country and the […]
I’ve got a guilty confession to make. We’re heading off to Canada as of next Friday, August 30 for a whirlwind ten day trip to Canada. The guilty part of this confession is we’re leaving our gorgeous little globetrotter behind in the safe hands of Popcorn (my Dad) and Meme (my mother). Two weeks without […]
Apologies that this virtual space has been vacated for nearly a month now. Of late I’ve been tremendously losing the tug-of-war between work and life. We’ve recently been on a two-night mini-break to the rural town of Goondiwindi (known as Gundy to most). Buster, Finn and I, with Harry Noodle and our three polo ponies […]
After the weekend just gone I have to be honest with you, I’m second guessing my commitment to the world of polo now that I have a young family. The ground is absolutely sodden where I live, it squishes underfoot revealing rich, black mud. Polo has been cancelled over the last two weekends and our […]
Last Saturday my mother treated my sister and I to see War Horse at the Lyric Theatre at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane. It was an incredible theatrical performance with masterful puppetry that deserves the highest of accolades. In truth I haven’t seen Steven Spielberg’s Hollywood version of War Horse which was adapted […]
I promised in this post that I would strap the go pro on my head and give you – my lovely blog followers – a bird’s eye view of how I manage to work my three polo mares with limited time on my hands. I’m so very spoilt to ride in the pea green hills […]
“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.” Pam Brown This photo was taken by my lovely husband in a remote part of Mongolia.