Winter Solstice

The invitation said “games, live music, bonfire, dancing, singing and winter warming food”. Who could resist an invitation by your mother to a party like that? Not only was this a party to celebrate the shortest day in the year and the seasons but a time to share with friends and family, the bounties yet … Continue reading Winter Solstice

Saving Koalas

While walking one morning with Bella past our local off-leash dog park, I noticed an animal running through the bush ahead of us. It was a koala! How exciting. Yes, even we Australians get excited to see a Koala! But then the excitement turned to alarm as I realised this koala was running around a dog … Continue reading Saving Koalas


Other than its propensity for constantly changing weather, Melbourne and Victoria held me captivated. I didn’t have anywhere near enough time to explore, experience and immerse myself in all this part of Australia has to offer. With just 5 days, we chose to spend most of it in the countryside, in the Macedon Ranges. We … Continue reading Melbourne

Making Paper

Making paper in South Korea is a centuries old tradition still in use today. Hanji is the name given to handmade paper made from the Mulberry Tree in South Korea. I travelled to the Andong Hanji Paper Factory in Pungsan to see how they make this incredibly tough but beautiful paper. If you are considering … Continue reading Making Paper