'Tis the season to stop!

'Tis the season to stop!

'Tis the season to stop!
It's been quite the year 2016, boxes are ticked with the second cookbook on the shelves and our final child finished school, but I'm ending it all just a little weary. It seems when you burn the candle at both ends for a whole year, you eventually run out of wax - I think I'm going to fall over the finish line at the end of this week and then proceed to lay horizontal for quite some time. I'm so thankful for what's been done and just as thankful to have the chance to stop.

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Do what you love!

Do what you love!

Recently I heard a young girl speak on the eve of graduating school and she quoted these words to her fellow classmates: "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life"
These words are apparently attributed to Confucius, a Chinese philospher (who in the words of our older son Tom, was a smart Chinese guy who would have made a lot of royalties from fortune cookies if he were still alive today!). 

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Our days in Hobart, Tasmania

Our days in Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart really is such a pretty place, and the many similarities found me likening it to the city of Wellington in New Zealand. Both cities are wedged between extensive mountain ranges, with older style houses and shacks sprawled along the hillsides, lots of hipster cafes and a bustling city market, with a stunning harbour and waterfront taking centre stage.

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Our Delicious Adventure - South West Coast, Western Australia

Our Delicious Adventure - South West Coast, Western Australia

We drove south at a leisurely pace to a remote coastal haven Peaceful Bay, our next destination. It was a welcome relief to know the long hours of driving were behind us. Over the next five weeks we would drive shorter distances as we explored the beautiful south-west coastline of Western Australia.

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