compassion swans

This morning I woke up to see the #sendforgivenessviral hash tag going viral in my news feed, following Waleed Aly’s sensible and intelligent plea to circulate forgiveness and kindness, rather than hatred and anger. Waleed Aly is journalist doing his best to inject goodness into the world, rather than fear, and thankfully we have at least […]


Village Life :: Culemborg

It’s Tuesday. My eldest is at school. Rosie, my three-year-old and I potter around the house. Cooking dinner. Washing up. Washing sheets. Well, I do that. She does her own thing. We wander up to the village park in Everdingen. The streets are quiet and safe. Around 11am, I pop Rosie on the back seat […]


The Thing About Everywhere

lek the netherlands

One week ago, we were cycling small streets of De Bilt. As we cycled past the ice cream shop, our local coffee shop and gallery, past the park towards the village, I realised I was going to miss this little place. I like it here. So much. We’d been living communally there for nearly six […]


The land of the free

Technically, I am from the land of the young and free. And yes, I am rejoicing. But in these last few months in The Netherlands, I have felt more freedom than I ever felt in Australia. Perhaps it is the fact that I haven’t gotten around to connecting my phone, so unless I have access […]


Our favourite place

At our favourite place, weeds grow tall and proud. At our favourite place, the ducks swim through green fields of duck weed. At our favourite place, deer appear, then disappear into the forest. At our favourite place, we balance on the bent tree, which makes a bridge over the water. At our favourite place, we crunch through […]