All posts tagged: Holidays

Summer bliss and getaways

It’s hot here. Summer is in full swing; the air con is on, the days are long and dry, and dusk is pushing 9pm. To make the most of the summer heat, we’ve left Sydney and ventured up the coast. There’s something about removing yourself from the everyday that makes the precious days between Christmas and New Years feel even more like a holiday. Even if it’s only to the in-laws an hour away. Despite the best of intensions, I often find nothing days in Mosman become cleaning days, or days of life admin commitments that see us spend little time actually doing nothing. As a result holidays instead become a collection of weekends, rather than a break of sunburn, breakfasts, and reading on the beach till the sun goes down. Today we set off to the beach with an umbrella under arm and fresh pineapple and mint juice in hand. We walked the splendour that is Soldier’s Beach looking for the perfect spot to park weary 2016 selves. We baked, relaxed and reclined in the sunshine, only to recover in the …

My earthy slice of heaven: Coles Bay, Tasmania

I forgot how beautiful silence is. What it’s like to sit and listen to absolutely nothing. It wasn’t until I left the city on Friday that I noticed the constant hum that follows you everywhere in Sydney. True silence is incredibly tranquil and sweetly deafening. To celebrate the Australia Day long weekend Aaron and I left the ‘mainland’ and ventured south to Tasmania. We heard about Tassie’s elusive fresh produce, crystal beaches and crisp air, and wanted to see if the rumors were true. Our destination was Coles Bay: a small town on the cusp of the Freycinet National Park on the eastern coast of the island state. Surrounded by wineries, spectacular scenery and seriously good food, it’s famous for it’s access to Wineglass Bay – one of the top ten beaches in the world. Our trip started on Friday afternoon with a flight to Hobart. While our first night was a bit of fun (nothing outrageous to report) the real adventure started at 7am the next day when we hit the road. Once we …

Start the New Year with acceptance, not resolutions

With New Year’s Eve only days away, the holiday-break in motion and the gluttony of Christmas now well and truly set-in, now is the time of year when we typically stop and take stock of our lives. For most of us, Jan 1st is the time we reset our goals and assess how we live in comparison to how we’d like to live. It is this thinking and hope for something better that sees us develop New Year’s resolutions. Our resolutions are usually big personal changes that require the spark of a New Year to get firing. Whether it’s losing that extra weight, investing in your fitness, or learning to say no, the change isn’t something that typically comes easily to us. It requires an investment of time, attitude and persistence. The problem with most resolutions is that the process of implementing these changes is often heavily flawed. While goal setting is important, putting realistic, achievable steps in play that will help you achieve your desired changes over the long-term are just as critical. If …