one + four = life (Uluru with bonus Dalai Lama)

one + four = life (Uluru with bonus Dalai Lama)

 Arrived at Uluru and set up camp in the campground at Yulara. Then headed over to get a few supplies at the shop where we found out that the Dalai Lama was going to be giving a talk to local community and people staying here could also attend. We had planned to leave that day […]

one + four = life (on the road)

one + four = life (on the road)

Now we have left the comfort of our Clare Valley house sit and are in camping mode. At least it’s relatively comfortable since it’s car camping not the backpacking type. That means I’ve got far more stuff with me than I need. After all we did load the car up with everything we thought we’d […]

one + four = life (but is it art?)

one + four = life (but is it art?)

Today I’m joining in with the One + Four = Life fun started by Pip over at MeetMeAtMikes. The idea is to post four photos that show what you have been up to during the week. Or something like that. I think you can make up your own rules. I like that. This month I […]

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 […]

pomegranate passion

pomegranate passion

Oh pomegranate, pomegranate, how I love you.  Your sweet yet tart flavour and delicious juiciness.  I also adore the way pomegranate seeds are often referred to as jewels in recipes.  Such a perfect description.  I was going to say they sparkle like little rubies, but they’re more like giant rubies!  And they’re packed with antioxidants so […]

wallaby heaven

wallaby heaven

Spoiler alert!  This post has nothing to do with rugby! One of the lovely things about living in the Tassie cabin, surrounded by bush, is that it is an ideal release site for rescued and rehabilitated wildlife.  A little while ago we did a course to learn how to rescue and care for injured and orphaned wildlife.  We […]

hot potato, hot potato

hot potato, hot potato

I love chips.  Any kind.  Hot chips.  Wedges.  Vegetable chips.  Even kale chips.  Potato chips from a packet.  Oh, they are my supermarket weakness.  Like, we have to go to town because we need some things from the supermarket.  What sort of things?  Ummm, I’m just writing a list, toilet paper, toothpaste, you know, essentials.  (And chips!) […]

they're multiplying like rabbits down here

they’re multiplying like rabbits down here

A lot of projects get started here in the Tassie cabin and remain in their work-in-progress stage for a very, very, very long time.  This isn’t something new.  It took me around ten years to finish this knitted blanket for the couch!  I lost the pattern a couple of years in and almost forgot how […]

you can't have everything, where would you put it

you can’t have everything, where would you put it

My lovely brother suggested a challenge for the month of February.  He got it from here at The Minimalists.  On the first day you get rid of one item, second day it’s two items and so on till the end of the month.  Once you hit the days in the 20’s it starts getting a […]

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 […]