Saturday, 21 March 2020

My working from home tips


With many of us working from home in this current crazy state of the world, I thought it would be a good time to share the tips I have learnt over the past four years since I began working from home. I definitely learnt the hard way in many respects, from some days spent in my pyjamas until midday, to going far too long without leaving the house - habits that I quickly discovered were not conducive to a productive working day. So, I thought it might be useful to share the below 10 tips for anyone who has found themselves in the position of being at home with your laptop and not too sure how to navigate this new way of life.

Friday, 28 February 2020

A day trip to Bruny Island

It is often not until we have friends visiting us in Tasmania that we spend time exploring many of Tasmania's beautiful locations. Last weekend was no exception. My friend Davina came to stay with us for a few days, and as it was her first time in Tasmania, I wanted to take her to one of my favourite places in Tassie's south - Bruny Island.

Friday, 7 February 2020

My travel anxiety tips

For years, I had no issues surrounding anxiety when flying. I would be more than happy to hop on a plane, enjoy the excitement of take off and the occasional spot of turbulence, and look forward to landing in a new destination. However over the past few months, I seem to have developed a bit of anxiety when flying, so I wanted to share some tips regarding what has helped to make my flying experience more enjoyable and a bit less anxiety-inducing.

Monday, 20 January 2020

Saturday, 11 January 2020

A family holiday to Lord Howe Island

In mid-December, my extended family (all 9 adults and 3 children) set off on a trip to Lord Howe Island, a spot that we used to visit as a family when we were younger (however we realised that it is nearly 20 years since that last occurred). Lord Howe Island is a unique place, with no mobile phone reception and limited internet access, and a maximum of 400 guests allowed on the island at any time. It is known for its exquisite natural beauty, including an array of unspoiled beaches, incredible mountains to hike, and many amazing snorkelling, diving and fishing spots to explore.

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Festive choc mint truffles


If you are looking for a last-minute sweet snack or dessert to make for Christmas, these truffles are so easy to whip together and only require four ingredients - perfect if you are short on time in the hectic lead-up to Christmas.

Saturday, 30 November 2019

My Tasmanian travel guide

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from friends who are visiting Tasmania is "what are your must-see places in Tasmania?". While I try to point them to the best towns, sights, cafes and restaurants, my thoughts can be quite scattered, so I wanted to put my top tips into one central blog post. I have written travel guides for Hobart and Launceston in the past, however I wanted to condense all of the best of Tassie into one spot. Hopefully the below tips will be useful to anyone visiting Tasmania, or who have friends or family visiting and would like a local's tips on what to do and see.