Burning Desires

Jakkie writes……… There I was, just having made my breakfast when I get a call from Glen saying, ‘Are you OK?’ ‘Yes, why shouldn’t I be?’ I replied. I was then informed that a bushfire had broken out just a mile down the road and all the houses in the area were told to either…

Cats, Dogs and Miracles

Jakkie writes…….. We have now been in the Perth area for 4 full moons. Our original itinerary was to be in Perth for only 10 days while Glen did his Conference. However sometimes life just doesn’t work out how you expect and I have learnt that sometimes you just have to go with the flow…

Reflecting on 2016

Glen writes…… Are you reflecting on 2016? For me it has probably been one of my most challenging and rewarding years…….luckily most of the challenge has been consciously chosen, because I chose to stretch myself….but also because it has been a period of huge transition……. From a dad living part-time with my daughter for 18…

Hello Perth

Jakkie writes….. We made it to Perth and what a shock to the system that was! We were used to driving on just one deserted straight road and the further south we drove, the busier and more complicated the roads seemed to get. Wealth was obvious in the cars that passed us, no longer were…

Dr Who or the Pinnacles?

Jakkie writes…… The pinnacles are strange limestone stalagmite structures that rise out of the sandy floor like termite hills that have been frozen in time. They are situated in the southern end of Western Australia, so glen and I payed them a visit on our way to Perth.  At first we thought we had arrived…

Monkey Mia Magic!

  Jakkie writes……. As I was paddling in the sea, a dolphin swam right up to me, turned its head to the side to get a good look at me, then sped off to catch a fish! That was just one of the magical moments spent in Monkey Mia, a National Park in WA dedicated…

Going Wild On Our Birthdays

Jakkie writes…….. It was our birthdays last month, Glen’s birthday just so happens to fall on the day after mine (which to be honest I sometimes resent because he takes the limelight away from MY special day!) We didn’t have internet, phone coverage, friends or family to talk to. We didn’t open any presents or…

Getting close to true nature together in Western Australia

Glen wrote…….. This morning, in the intimate proximity of the metal box we call home, I asked Jakkie if she was okay.  “I was until you started annoying me,” she said. “When was that,” I responded with loving concern, “1993?”  And we laughed, as we do every day, because forever is a long time without…

We found heaven on earth

Jakkie writes…… We were quite sad to leave NT with its rusty red roads and Whistling Kites swooping overhead. We crossed the border into Western Australia with crossed fingers hoping that we weren’t going to be prosecuted by having a forgotten random carrot lurking somewhere in our Dreamtime! We didn’t realise that we weren’t allowed…

The Ups and Downs of the road less Travelled

Jakkie writes….. Well have finally hit the North coast of Australia! We arrived in Darwin a few weeks ago after being off grid for quite a while as we trekked the long stretch across the outback from Cairns to Darwin. The trek across the desert was something I was NOT looking forward to, days and…

Sick and tyred!!

Jakkie wrote…… An explosion went off at the back of the van as we were driving 100kph along a long dusty road towards Normington North West Queensland. It wasn’t a bomb planted there by a terrorist (which was my initial thought) but one of our back wheels had blown. Glen skilfully and calmly manoeuvred the…