A pretty Australian Australia day

“There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around” “The Banjo” What could be more Australian than reading about the life of Banjo Patterson while camping at Tom Groggin, NSW – the home of Jack Riley, “The Man from Snowy River”. This past Australia Day weekend was our maiden voyage in theContinue reading “A pretty Australian Australia day”

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At home in the mountains

  It has been a looooooong time since I last wrote here……. almost a year in fact. As usual, the life of the Norris’ has been an absolute roller-coaster and a period of extended change. It has only been in recent times that I have been reflecting on where we’ve been, who we’ve met alongContinue reading “At home in the mountains”

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oh my darling

The Darling River has been a long time bucket list dream item. I have traced my finger down the map so many times in anticipation of one day driving along the edge of this beautiful watercourse. The Darling River and the river systems of Australia have always fascinated me! Why!?! No idea! It could beContinue reading “oh my darling”

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disaster averted

The trip is fast approaching. Shaun is already on leave and undertaking some last minute vehicle preparation. Today he was working on the Colorado and he happened upon this little nasty with potentially big consequences. Shaun was rotating the tyres and spotted a broken spring. Panic set in because of time frames and $$$$$ but asContinue reading “disaster averted”

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sea-change, life-change and new beginnings

Well we have taken the plunge and dived right in. Excuse the pun, or don’t, it is up to you.  Our sea-change has finally taken place and we are slowly finding our stroke. No floundering has occurred as yet and we are hopeful it won’t occur at all…. but we never say never here at NorrisContinue reading “sea-change, life-change and new beginnings”

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Life isn’t always greener

Life isn’t always greener on the other side, but this should NOT hold you back. A lady recently asked me if I had ever heard the saying; “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.” Of course I had! Hasn’t everybody? Her comment was made in the context of my lifestyle choices and our nomadicContinue reading “Life isn’t always greener”

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no excuses

Haven’t been away for ages? Do you feel like your Facebook news feed is full of friends, family and random travelling and flitting about everywhere? Meanwhile you are sitting on the couch, watching re-runs of Mash and daydreaming of your next holiday. Or you are so busy you haven’t had time to think straight when one day youContinue reading “no excuses”

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Life on the Road Wouldn’t be the Same Without……..

Originally posted on Norris Around Australia:
There are many different things you need to live comfortably on the road. Somewhere to sleep, shower, cook and of course a lot of storage space. At the moment we sleep in our Oz Tent, we shower using a 12 volt shower system and we cook using our double…

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Our Current Home on Wheels

To sell or not to sell? That is the question. To upgrade or not to upgrade? That is the question. This is our home. Our stability. We own it completely. As a couple of “nomads” we don’t own much but we do own our home on wheels. We are at that point now looking forContinue reading “Our Current Home on Wheels”

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Our Ideal Home on Wheels

If money was no option and we could design our own ideal home on wheels what would we like? Hopefully not like my above drawing although I guess we would get everyone’s attention. Here’s our wish list: total off-road capability slim-line independent suspension lower than our tow vehicle while towing to cut down on windContinue reading “Our Ideal Home on Wheels”

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