early retirement

one + four = life (keeping calm in Brisvegas)

one + four = life (keeping calm in Brisvegas)

A quick visit to our old home town of Brisbane this week. Got to enjoy some beautiful warm weather and catch up with some good friends. I think winter is pretty perfect in Queensland and that man of mine will only consider coming here in June or July. Too hot for him the rest of the […]

baby, it's cold outside

baby, it’s cold outside

Another cold night in a tent brings me to these thoughts. Do I need a warmer sleeping bag? No. I just need to only ever camp in places where my current sleeping bag is warm enough. End of story. Well, right now it’s become the start of my imagining where I might like to be camping. […]

loving the housesitting lifestyle

loving the housesitting lifestyle

Housesitting seems to be a hot topic at the moment.  And it just happens to be what I am doing right now too!  It’s part of what I think of as the caring and sharing economy, right up there with Airbnb (which has really taken off lately in Australia), Uber (which is not having such a good […]

don't give up your daydreams

don’t give up your daydreams

Nearly five years ago I saw my future home online and decided it was time to make some major changes to my life.  For over ten years I had a dream to move to Tasmania, to live simply and to retire early.  I’d been secretly working toward it, reading, learning and saving.  It just all kind of fell […]