Monthly Archives: February 2018

Reach for the Star – Don’t Lower the Bar

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A few weeks ago as I was doing my mindless, post dinner scrolling of Facebook, I came across a post by Mia Freedman.  I really admire Mia and the journey she has taken with her online empire MammaMia and often find interesting and thought provoking content via her social media, books and podcasts.

This post though, has really had me thinking over the last few weeks and I’ve been jotting my thoughts down, trying to work through in my head what it is I feel – why the post has bothered me so much.

I’m trying to be a little braver too and voice my thoughts out loud in the theme of being conscious that the world needs more voices in it, more people taking a risk to express different opinions so we don’t just get sucked in to believing/hearing only those voices that are loudest.  I also think that it is important to not just be a consumer of creativity and online content, but also to try and put some of your own ‘creating’ out into the world too – I think the world is a much more interesting place when that happens, and there seems to be fewer and fewer people creating these days.

Anyway, here’s the post that sparked all of this: Continue reading

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Kirrama Range Road, Blencoe Falls, Murray Falls

Kirrama Range Road

Following on from our Goshen Station camping post, I thought I’d better hurry up and finish that trip off with a little post about the beautiful Blencoe Falls and the Kirrama Range Road – remembering that I am still playing catchup and we did this trip in July 2016!

As we camped at Goshen Station for a week, we decided to take a day trip out to Blencoe Falls from there.  It was only a short 40 minute drive to the falls and a fantastic day out.  We took a picnic lunch, did a walk, checked out the camp grounds and had a swim.  It is a beautiful spot at Blencoe Falls but quite crowded when we were there (it was school holidays).  The waterfall lookout and viewing platform boasts spectacular views – definitely deserves the title of being one of the most stunning (and least known) waterfalls in Australia!  There are views of the waterfall and the Herbert River Gorge – there are lots of Hoop Pines and it felt like we were in Canada somewhere!

Lexi and I did the short (took us about an hour) walk from the viewing platform to the campgrounds.  It was an easy walk with some beautiful scenery along the way.  Continue reading

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Goshen Station Camping

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One of the best camps we have ever done hasn’t yet been recorded here on the blog, so time to rectify that!

Campsite No 5 at Goshen Station is awesome.  We spent a week here in July, 2016 and loved it.  It was the perfect cure for the hangovers we were sporting from a busy week and awesome night hosting the Boots for Change dinner on the farm the weekend before, complete with guest Paul West from River Cottage.

Goshen Station is a working cattle station where the first series of Australian Survivor was filmed in 2001.

It is about 5.5 hours from Cairns (90 kms past Mount Garnet) west of Blencoe Falls.  We took the Mt Garnett (Gunnawarra Road) way in and then went out via the Kirrama Range Road – a fantastic round trip. Continue reading

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Easy Valentine’s Day Ideas

love-1356538452Xd3With Valentine’s Day coming up next week, I’ve been inspired to write a post about it.

I’m not usually a Valentine’s Day fan, but I’ve decided to make a bit more of an effort this year.  I think it is something to do with trying to slow life down a little in 2018, to spend more time focusing on the important things which are the people I love and the things I love to do.

I don’t disagree that Valentine’s Day feels a bit contrived – Matt thinks it was all invented by the greeting card industry to convince us to buy expensive flowers, cards and chocolates, but I think this is kinda missing the point.

Valentine’s Day is about love.

I like the idea of having a day to remind us to be kind, to be nice, to love the important human beings in our life, especially in today’s times of busy, busy, busy, where making a bit of extra effort often gets forgotten, or put on the too hard/too tired pile.

I think a little TLC goes a long way.  I also think that it takes effort to make marriages and family work and I’m going to use Valentine’s Day as a reminder to put some oomph in. Continue reading

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