Author: Tara

  • How to make sense of work you don’t love

    How to make sense of work you don’t love

    If 2020 taught us anything it’s that we aren’t always going to have a smooth run. This has been especially true for work, with many people finding themselves in a very different position to where they planned or expected to be. It’s possible you’ve had your entire career plan derailed, and even if you’ve maintained…

  • Why sunsets are good for you

    Why sunsets are good for you

    Exploding colour in the sky is more than just a pretty end to the day.

  • Castle Hill in the wet

    Castle Hill in the wet

    My neighbourhood walk is one of my favourite places to be in the wet season.

  • Highs and lows on the Kepler Track, Fiordland NP, New Zealand

    Highs and lows on the Kepler Track, Fiordland NP, New Zealand

    We have a hard time explaining our travel choices to our friends. When we landed in Queenstown, Fiordland National Park was in the middle of an extreme weather event. The Kepler Track had only just reopened after an unseasonal dump of snow the week before. The snow had since melted but heavy rain now fell…

  • On the Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island

    On the Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island

    If you live in North Queensland, a visit to Hinchinbrook Island is a must. If you are physically able, walking the Thorsborne Trail along the length of this iconic island takes it to the next level. It’s been a long time since I was there, and my efforts to walk the trail again were thwarted…

  • Perfect isolation: Cobourg Peninsula

    Perfect isolation: Cobourg Peninsula

    Sometimes, all you need to be is away. Away from phone reception and internet connections. Away from busy. Away from thinking. Cobourg Peninsula is not just away, it’s far away. It’s not easy to get there and that’s half the appeal for someone like me. Tucked away in the top of the Northern Territory it…

  • Nanguluwur Art Site, Kakadu NP

    Nanguluwur Art Site, Kakadu NP

    We’d come to the art site via the Barrk Sandstone track, through some of the best Kakadu scenery you can see. I walked around taking in the rock art pieces and their stories. I looked at the hand prints for a few minutes, they were clean and simple, just hands like any others. Except for…

  • Jolly Green Giants

    Jolly Green Giants

    Our last two chrysalides

  • The Butterfly Diaries

    The Butterfly Diaries

    We’ve been cultivating butterflies.

  • Just say no

    Just say no

    2016 was a year of saying yes to everything and working out how to do it later; you know, that piece of advice often bandied about by successful business types. Working in the careers industry, I put a lot of stock in the benefits of just giving things a go. Experience is everything and if…