Speechless

Speechless

All I can say is wow…. I haven’t been writing in the past few weeks.  I haven’t had time to scratch myself.  I feel like I have been hit from every angle and now I am trying to figure out how to pick up all the pieces and get to where ever it is that […]

The little things

After arriving in Japan, I noticed the smallest little things that seem to make a difference to the experience here. Firstly- I am sure that most people will have been warned/told about the toilets? Finding the flush button is not always the most simple of procedures! Luckily, the places I stayed had a very obvious […]

The challenges of travelling as a single parent

The challenges of travelling as a single parent

Travelling alone is not an easy thing to do, in fact, it is very bold and brave in my opinion.  To go to a new country where you are unfamiliar with the language, terrain, public transport system, culture etc is a huge thing.  I have travelled overseas on my own before but only to english […]

Going to plan… or not

Going to plan… or not

You know when you plan ahead for something and as each day passes, you allow yourself to become more and more anxious about  a particular part of whatever it is you have organised…?  This can range from a whole heap of things, organising big events, weddings, holidays or even attending something. I seem to have […]

Parent guilt and a fresh start

Parent guilt and a fresh start

Ok, I am going to be real for a minute here… I am freaking excited about our upcoming trip to Japan (3 days and counting!).  I do have some mixed feelings though.  Let me elaborate; I am a single parent, finances are always tight and often I barely make it to my next pay.  It […]

First trip- just the two of us

First trip- just the two of us

So today, I did what I have been dreaming about and talking about for a long time.  I booked a trip for my daughter and I.  We have done countless interstate trips but have always had the comfort or back up of being surrounded by family when we go away.  This will be my first […]

An anxious parent

An anxious parent

From the second my daughter was born, I went from being a relaxed, carefree, happy person to an anxious one (albeit overjoyed at the little miracle that is now my life).  I became stressed at the thought of leaving the house with her- every single time I had to leave… I would work myself up […]

Tips for travelling in Asia while pregnant

Tips for travelling in Asia while pregnant

So many people are nervous about travelling while pregnant and rightfully so! If you have any complications with your pregnancy, I definitely wouldn’t recommend it. I had what I thought was a reasonably easy pregnancy, albeit with gestational diabetes.  I didn’t get overly fatigued, or any ‘morning’ sickness, the journey was one of the best […]

The best things in life are free

The best things in life are free

I had such a beautiful day with my daughter today.  We hung out with some of our closest friends, she played with the kids while I snuggled my bestie's baby and we had actual adult conversation!!!We came home to chill for a bit, started some craft and heard some trucks turning in to the Scout […]

Travelling on a budget doesn’t necessarily mean budget travel.

Travelling on a budget doesn’t necessarily mean budget travel.

I know this may sound strange but travelling on a budget doesn’t necessarily mean budget travel. If money is tight for you, but you don’t want to limit yourself to inexpensive locations and lower rating accomodations, there are still so many options for you. If your dream is heading to the Caribbean (as mine is), […]