It has been a turbulent couple of weeks if not months lately but our exercise in downsizing has seen light at the end of the tunnel. Our house got emptier by the day and before we knew we had a very basic existence. As a … Continue readingDownsizing in the true sense of the word!
For the first time since planning our emigration to Europe I am aware of a growing sense of ‘unease’. I don’t think it has to do with doubt or regret about our emigration plans. It actually started the other night when I received an email … Continue readingA sense of ‘unease’ is slowly creeping upon me!
Every time when I write about decluttering or clearing it seems to hit a nerve with many people. I wonder why that is. I suppose one reason could be that all of them have an enormous amount of clutter. They know they SHOULD do something … Continue readingWhat is your reason to NOT declutter?
This morning I realised I have less than two months in Australia. Time is going fast and until now I have felt in control. Since a couple of days though I have this niggle in my stomach. Decluttering takes time! Not so much as a … Continue readingMy time in Australia is slowly running out!
Once every year the Brisbane council facilitates kerbside collections in every suburb. During this collection you can dump large items you don’t want on your kerb. All the bits and pieces you have in your garage, cellar, under house, in your cupboards etc that are … Continue readingKerbside collections can be a fun way to recycle – up to a point!
Am I leaving Australia for good……? To be honest ‘how do I know? Almost on a daily base I get not only to hear that question but also that I am silly to leave Australia. When people ask me ‘if it is for good’ they … Continue reading“Am I leaving Australia for good”, I get asked daily!
Many, many years ago I spent 3 weeks backpacking through Tasmania. As I haven’t been since and my husband has never set foot on the island, we chose Hobart as the destination for our 30th anniversary trip this year. A weekend to Hobart The opinions … Continue readingWhy a weekend to Hobart is worth your time and money!
Our oldest child Yasmin announced yesterday that she has bought a ticket to Melbourne. Not for a trip but a one-way ticket to go and live there. Yasmin has been talking about it for a while but her buying this ticket seems so much more … Continue readingAs a parent when are you ever ready to let your child go?
By writing about a health dilemma I am facing and publishing it online, I seem to have ‘unleashed a beast’. My last article got a fair amount of reactions and they were all saying the same thing. Basically I have to face up to the fact that … Continue readingThis is why I seem to have unleashed a beast
I am in a dilemma at the moment and the cause of this predicament is a health issue. A stupid condition that has happened to me before only a couple of years ago. In 2013, I was diagnosed, after many wild guesses from a variety … Continue readingThe dilemma of not knowing what to do…