Day 4: Detox derailed by Dad!

Well, to be fair, the title of this post isn’t completely correct. Dad played his part, but it was more like a comedy of errors! After another night of insomnia, I woke up to find that hubby had used the last of the banana to make himself a smoothie. He’s totally in love with the banana chia combo but kind of left me in the lurch! Dad and I were meant to catch up for lunch, but he arrived so late that the kitchen was closed…

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Step 2 in my journey has been accomplished!

I made the big step of resigning yesterday… scary but exciting! I love my job, and the people I live with / for, but I felt dishonest preparing myself for a move without letting them know. I’ve given a huge 3.5 months notice, so they’ll have plenty of time to recruit (and I feel reasonably…

Not so solo after all…

I made it down to the coast a little after 11am yesterday, and after a quick stop at a local bottle-o (white wine + hot and sunny day + beach views = winning combo!) I made my way into the Sheraton Mirage. I have to say that my jaw literally dropped as I entered the…

A solo holiday

Well, I’m on my way… waiting at the train station for the first of two trains (and then a bus) that will take me to the Gold Coast for a weekend away. Woo! Mum and my step-dad had planned a mini break but couldn’t make it at the last minute, and kindly offered the (flash!)…

Moments of joy

This has been an exceptionally difficult month or two, but every now and then I have moments of pure joy that I want to grab hold of and keep. Last night I walked home barefoot from the bus (I didn’t care if I looked like a “bogan”, I wanted to feel the grass under my…

A love letter to Rainbow

Freshly returned from a camping holiday and staring down the barrel of months of separation, I feel the need to express my love of this very special place. “Rainbow” – or more accurately Cooloolah National Park,  which encompasses the area north of Noosa Heads – Double Island Point (the Great Sandy Highway), Rainbow Beach and…

The past week and a half…

Diary entry: no recipes tonight, sorry! My past week or so has been a bit of a roller coaster! Hubby got a job (so happy!) but my work has been tough (filling in for someone plus doing my own job – I’m going to appreciate her even more upon her return!). The office environment has…