Grape Stomping in Provence

Late September Jon and I had the opportunity to participate in a ‘Grape Stomping’ day at an organic winery in Provence called Les Pastras.

Check out the video I made below!

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Living & Working in Bonnieux

Jon and I have been here in our new hood of Bonnieux for over a week now, but it’s still a bit surreal. What is very tangible though is how relaxed I feel. It’s like my body has exhaled deeply into calmness.

Our apartment is perched on the hillock of the small Provençal village of Bonnieux in the Luberon region. We are just a few minutes walk from the centre ville that is gently scattered with a handful of cosy restaurants, bars, patisserie, boulongerie, butcherie, fleuriste, artisan shops, grocery store and a few boutiques.

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10 Tips for travelling light

Taking a big hefty suitcase to Europe is not a pleasurable experience. Just because you can take 22kg … doesn’t mean you should! Here are my top tips for a lighter load on your next OS trip … or any trip for that matter.
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Birth of my laptop Biz

In April 2012 my husband Jon and I departed Australia for a 6-month sabbatical in Spain. Jon was able to continue working his business because it internet based. I had taken ‘leave without pay’ from my job. For the first time in my life I was a housewife and a lady of leisure. I cooked all our meals from scratch, enjoyed gardening, riding my bicycle, reading books  … and I loved every moment! Read More

Magical Marrakech

Marrakech has been on my Bucket List for a long time and last year during our 6-months in Europe, Jon and I had the pleasure of spending 4 days there.

We checked into Riad Moullard, which is located within the old city wall of Marrakech, the Medina. Our riad served as a necessary oasis amongst the hustle and bustle of the dusty Marrakech streets. Our room felt typically Moorish and just outside our door was a delightful internal patio with sunken lounges, lots of cushions and a plunge pool. The roof top terrace was a great place to be at dusk and enjoy a cool drink while watching Read More