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Supporting Bushfire Recovery

The upcoming February issue of Liquid Life and Leisure magazine has a story with very personal significance to me. The story is about supporting communities in their recovery from the devastating bushfires that hit many areas in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia over the summer of 2019 / 2020.

I was glad to be asked to write a piece on this subject, to add to the support that is already out there and in particular to help one of the areas impacted in South Australia, the Adelaide Hills. In mid-2019 I moved from the town of Woodside in the Adelaide Hills, a place where I had lived for more than 30 years. It was where my children were born, attended school, and joined sports clubs. As a family we were very entrenched in the town, as anyone who has ever lived in a rural community knows. It was a big decision to make the move but the timing felt right and we now live in another lovely small community close to the coast, but obviously keep in close touch with many hills friends still.

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Uraidla Hotel


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Uraidla Hotel, Adelaide Hills

Uraidla HotelIf you’ve experienced a freezing cold southern Australian winter you’ll know just how important it is to look for a cosy destination to get yourself out and about for a day. A region close to everyone’s hearts when you think of surrendering to the wintry weather is the Adelaide Hills, and seeking refuge in a friendly pub with a wood fire burning is high on the list of reasons to visit.

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cool cows


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A Change in the Seasons – Soon

Aussie summer sunsetSummer is meant to be over in Australia, but in South Australia at least we are getting one last blast of heat it seems. Not that I mind at all, the few chilly mornings and evenings we have experienced so far are a reminder of what’s coming soon enough. South Australia has had a hotter and drier summer than usual and in fact experienced our hottest day ever, since records began, when the temperature reached 46.6 (over 115 degrees) in the city of Adelaide, and even hotter in other regions. We definitely don’t need any more days like that but we are still expecting a week of temperatures in the 30s.

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Gardens of the Heart


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Gardens of the Heart

Gardens of the HeartPoetry by chance, one line at a time – is the very apt description given to a special project involving words, cloth and thread tucked away in a gallery space in the Adelaide Hills town of Lobethal. Called ‘Gardens of the Heart’ this exhibition curated by India Flint and friends is on display at the old Woollen Mill as part of the Adelaide Fringe 2019. The last days of the exhibition are this Friday 15 March to Sunday 17 March from 11am – 4pm.  Unlike any other exhibition I’ve seen, this is a beautiful collaboration of thoughts and words from kindred spirits around the world and it’s absolutely stunning.

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You Had Me At Happily Imperfect Host

If you have a love for writing you’re more than likely to be an avid reader too. I must admit I mostly read and borrow books from my local library but I always have my eye on a few different book stores and read about new release books in the weekend newspaper.

On holidays I have used little free libraries, or have gone to the library in the town where we are staying and bought books that are being sold to clear out older stock. When my local libraries have sales I don’t mind rummaging through the books spread over many tables to pick up a few bargain buys. These books are the ones that I will then usually leave at a caravan park for someone else to enjoy. Continue reading


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Spring Into The Hills

The Adelaide Hills is finally feeling confident enough to throw off its grey overcoat and wow there is spectacular spring colour underneath. There is no better example of this than the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.  My last visit to this tucked away gem in the hills was in autumn with fiery trees and crunchy brown leaves everywhere so I couldn’t wait to see what spring would look like.

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Winter in the Adelaide Hills

The changing seasons are always very noticeable in the Adelaide Hills. Where I live is only around 40 kilometres from Adelaide but has a very rural feel and lifestyle about it. After the blaze of autumn colour we gradually slip into winter and a grey coat of fog and drizzle descends.

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