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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waiting

We have done our fair share of waiting these past few weeks and it is clear that I lack any form of patience what-so-ever. Even when a wait ‘deadline’ has been provided it still fills me with a mixed feeling of anxiousness, dread, negativity and worse-case scenario’s playing over and over in my teeny tinyContinue reading “waiting”

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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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how decluttering at home can help you travel easier

If you live simpler at home it is easier to travel. Bold statement I know! But it is true. How can you live simply at home? declutter, declutter, declutter Get rid of any excess stuff or white noise from your home! Do you have 50 frypans but only use one or two? OR do have aContinue reading “how decluttering at home can help you travel easier”

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we have only one life

Life is full of wonderful highs and devastating lows. We have one life and one life only. It is important to make the most of everyday. Appreciate the little things! Live a life you love. Surround yourself with people you love and people who love you. Do something that makes you happy every single day. Yes there areContinue reading “we have only one life”

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to Longreach with love

To Longreach with love,  We all love a sunburnt country, but we really need our rain.  As we drove by drought-stricken paddocks, we saw your heartache and your pain.  With each mile of endless dryness, and each dusty patch of dirt.  We pray you get the rain you need, and pray it heals your hurt.  You are strong andContinue reading “to Longreach with love”

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stuck in a rut

There is often something new and exciting in the life of the travellers. However, like with all others on this beautiful Earth, there are trying times filled with ruts and slumps. “I’m stuck!” is currently my catch-cry. I cannot suppress the whinge! I’m sick of hearing about it so I am sure those around me are F-E-D up!!! Why you may ask?Continue reading “stuck in a rut”

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tips for content group travel

For our recent Simpson Desert crossing we decided to invite along friends and family. We normally travel by ourselves or with one other couple so how did we go with five couples and one family? With no false pretences we had a fantastic time. Yes, there were difficult moments but it was a wonderful experience. Would weContinue reading “tips for content group travel”

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plans unravel but plan anyway

We often get asked about our travel plans. More commonly we get asked do we plan? The answer is yes and no. Throughout our travels we have had itineraries planned down to the letter and other times we have had no plans at all. Now for the honest truth. Neither of these two options suited us. Itineraries that were too plannedContinue reading “plans unravel but plan anyway”

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