Celebrating successful women – laughs, tears and all

In what has felt like one of the best years of my life, I’ve had one of my lowest and my highest moments of 2013 in the past week or two. The big high came on Monday night, seeing my good friend win a significant State level business women’s award that also puts her in … Continue reading Celebrating successful women – laughs, tears and all

A moment before we said goodbye

On my last full day in Cambodia, I had a little moment. I had left the house in a tuk tuk to get some final gifts and we had to weave our way through a busy market street in Phnom Penh. It was bustling with local shoppers and stalls offering everything from lush tropical fruit … Continue reading A moment before we said goodbye

The circle of life

Two intertwined love stories have circled back to where it all began with this visit to Mauritius by my friend’s family. The timing of the trip means that we are in Mauritius to celebrate her Mum, Mrs C’s, birthday today. This birthday marks the 42nd anniversary of a defining moment in her courtship with Mr … Continue reading The circle of life

We are family, please come to Mauritius with me

I’m not sure when it started, but at some point I decided to ‘adopt’ my good friend’s family as what I call my Melbourne family. I told my girlfriend about my decision and we had a good laugh at the time about the fact that her family didn’t get a choice in it. I just … Continue reading We are family, please come to Mauritius with me

Birds flying high, you know how I feel

Feeling Good. That’s one of the new songs I’ve chosen to learn and it has such beautiful lyrics. “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life, for me… and I’m feeling good.” This song, which captures so evocatively the feeling of freedom, could be a theme tune for my career break. … Continue reading Birds flying high, you know how I feel