Now is the Time: Travelling Europe in 2012

I have something so amazing to tell you that I am having trouble sitting still…Next year, I will be travelling Europe for nine months! It’s a dream about to come true; an empowering, daunting, slightly overwhelming but oh-so-wonderful reality. As I write this, I’m sitting on my favourite red park bench in Brisbane’s King Edward … More Now is the Time: Travelling Europe in 2012

Mullumbimby, Newrybar & Bangalow: little places with big delights

It seems that the smaller or less familiar a place is to you, the more delightful are the little treasures you find there. This was certainly the case on my recent road trip from Brisbane, Queensland to Bellingen, New South Wales, when I had the pleasure of exploring Mullumbimby, Newrybar and Bangalow, all near Byron … More Mullumbimby, Newrybar & Bangalow: little places with big delights

Dancing in the Mud: the 2011 Bellingen Global Carnival

I could feel the damp seeping through my jacket as I stumbled into the Bazaar Tent and out of the evening storm. Only minutes before, I had left the campsite fortified by extra layers of clothing and ready to face another night of wet but wonderful world music. The tent was dark. Squinting through rain-speckled … More Dancing in the Mud: the 2011 Bellingen Global Carnival