London baby: The business of being a new mum

This is our ninth week of parenthood. Not only am I a new mum, I’m: the mother of a baby boy (a new experience having never grown up with brothers of my own!); recovering from surgery after having an emergency c-section; living as an expat in a temporary apartment in a major city in a foreignContinue reading “London baby: The business of being a new mum”

When one door closes

I came across this quote recently and it made me think, for every: missed opportunity; closed door; firm no; and I told you so. There’s always been: something different (sometimes greater); someone else; or some surprise… …waiting in the wings. A wise woman I once worked with held firm her belief: “A good no is better than aContinue reading “When one door closes”

Growing up: change is good

I haven’t written in over three months. It hasn’t been due to a lack of desire, inspiration or motivation. It hasn’t been due to a lack of wifi, technology or experiences. It has taken me from a period of warm and long summer days, gradually entering into autumn, falling leaves, damp, chilly evenings and cool, fresh mornings,Continue reading “Growing up: change is good”

Learning as I go

Now this isn’t meant to be a ‘life lessons’ post for anyone reading, it’s a ‘put it into perspective’ post for me. London is a big city and it will swallow you whole if you’re not careful. But your own personal outlook has a lot to do with what you can get out of it.

Top 5 tips for living out of a suitcase [in London]

Everyone has their own way of travelling or moving country – some do it in luxury others do it on a shoestring budget. We tend to go somewhere in between, opting to sleep in beds or on air mattresses as opposed to in 5-star hotel rooms or 16-bed hostel dorms. Every trip, big move andContinue reading “Top 5 tips for living out of a suitcase [in London]”

Stopping while you travel to reflect

We’ve been in London for over a month now and are getting ready to move into our new apartment. Before we wheel ourselves and our belongings to our new neighbourhood and I write about my experience living out of a suitcase, I thought I’d take a moment to pause and reflect. If you’re looking forContinue reading “Stopping while you travel to reflect”

The big questions

We have started telling friends we’re leaving Australia at the end of this year. The furniture is for sale and we are getting ready to move into a temporary apartment until we fly out in mid-December.   I will miss our street but I won’t miss all of the big questions: “Do you have yourContinue reading “The big questions”

Obtuse observations

Ob·tuse ( b-t s , -ty s , b-) adj. ob·tus·er, ob·tus·est 1. a. Lacking quickness of perception or intellect. b. Characterized by a lack of intelligence or sensitivity: an obtuse remark. c. Not distinctly felt: an obtuse pain. 2. a. Not sharp, pointed, or acute in form; blunt. The other day I was waitingContinue reading “Obtuse observations”

Entrepreneur inspiration

Yesterday the husband and I headed to a free event for start ups, entrepreneurs and investors called the Unconvention. The whole idea was to get aspiring entrepreneurs with visions of success to become ‘scaleable and saleable’ with their business by signing up to a paid program that would partner you with experts to grow yourContinue reading “Entrepreneur inspiration”