Flying to Vietnam : check out the cutlery
As we embarked on our holiday to Vietnam and Cambodia earlier today, we couldn’t shake the feeling that something was not quite right. Skipping the lengthy check-in process at Sydney International Airport and heading straight through security and customs seemed too easy. It’s six years for me, and four years since my friends have had an overseas holiday, mostly due to COVID-19.… Read the rest “Flying to Vietnam : check out the cutlery”
Out Of Office
There’s something super-exciting about putting on the “out of office” on your work email.
I’ve spent the last couple of days going through some of the practical considerations of my planned leave, such as making a list of everything that needs to be done while I’m away, sending emails in preparation, and making notes for (and chatting with) the person filling in while I’m away.… Read the rest “Out Of Office”
“I always kind of skip through the Wynne Prize.”, I told my friend Michaela. We were visiting the Archibald Prize, Australia’s most prestigious portraiture award. This year’s competition saw a record number of entries, with over 1000 works.
The unanimous winner was a portrait of singer Jessica Cerro, better known as Montaigne.… Read the rest “Archibald Prize”
Some people use microwaves to store bread, heat up wheat bags, or sterilize bottles. Others use them for reheating leftovers, defrosting food, or making scrambled eggs. Some people think that air fryers have replaced microwaves, while others still use them regularly.
These are some of my reflections after recently sharing on social media my observations about saying goodbye to my microwave oven.… Read the rest “Goodbye Microwave”
Through the heart… a flood of fears and tears
It has been over a year since the catastrophic flood devastated Lismore, my hometown in Northern NSW. However, the recovery of both people’s lives and infrastructure is still slow and ongoing. The emotional impact of the flood still runs deep, which I have observed in my own family and the lives of many others.… Read the rest “Through the heart… a flood of fears and tears”
Flying Home from Lismore
When it came time to fly back to Sydney, I was a little nervous. I had been charged for excess baggage on the way to Lismore, and I didn’t want to incur a similar charge on the way back.
I keep clothes and some other personal items at home in Lismore, so I only ever take the minimum carry-on of 7kg when flying home.… Read the rest “Flying Home from Lismore”