Category Archives: My Life

The House That A-M Built – Year 8!

The House That A-M Built – Year 8!

Popped into Justine’s this morning for breakfast, as she has just opened her doors again after her Christmas break, and the locals asked me if my blog was broken! They said the last post showing up was the 23rd December! Ooops, blog is not broken, life just got really busy! Time got away from me overContinue Reading

I Skied Dubai

I Skied Dubai

Last time I was passing through Dubai, I marvelled at the slopes of the Dubai ski fields (Ski Dubai) through the windows of a cozy restaurant in the Mall Of The Emirates, while I ate my lunch. This time I skied them! It was a fabulous experience! … and even better because I was the firstContinue Reading

It’s The Little Things

I have stayed in many a hotel in my time, having travelled extensively as a young world explorer and also with my work over the past 20 years. For me, yes, fantastic facilities make for a comfortable stay, but it’s the people who bring me back to stay again and again. At the Shangri-La HotelContinue Reading

No Room For A Tree

No Room For A Tree

Our big Christmas tree, that touched the ceiling of our last big house it was so ridiculously tall, remains at the back of the shed this Christmas! It’s just too big for our compact urban dwelling this year, so I have been looking at ways of doing the tree thing without doing a tree asContinue Reading

Back To The Real World

Back To The Real World

Well, I’m back home! … and I am in that post-travel/jet-lagged haze in which you find yourself asking, ‘did all that really happen?’ What a whirlwind of a week! It’s only just sinking in. I have just had the trip of a lifetime, doing things that I would never have dreamt of, or not even knownContinue Reading

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights

Well, I got to tick another amazing life adventure off my bucket list last night … an Arabian Desert Dinner Safari and the chance to drink in/inhale/savour/cry over an Arabian sunset. It is all that it is cracked up to be … and more! I cannot express how grateful I am to have had the chanceContinue Reading

Touchdown Dubai

Touchdown Dubai

So, I left as the sun was setting in hometown Brisbane … …after kissing my angels good-bye … … and touched down in Dubai, 15 hours later … …. at that very moment the sun was rising! Heartstopping. After a very early check-in to my hotel (thank you so much Shangri-La Hotel Dubai for having our rooms readyContinue Reading

An Uncluttered Mind

An Uncluttered Mind

There’s nothing like a deadline to sort your life out. I would never have achieved what I have achieved in the last week if the Bloggerati Dubai trip wasn’t looming. I set myself some pretty lofty goals a few weeks ago … and met them all. I can honestly say that uncluttering your life of tasks,Continue Reading

My Top 10 Travel Tips

My Top 10 Travel Tips

Time to pack for Dubai! I have been adding bits and pieces to the ottoman at the end of my bed, for the past week or so, as I come across things I would like/need to take with me. Time to sort it all out and cull! It’s no secret that I like to travel as lightContinue Reading

How Cool Is This?

How Cool Is This?

    I have just over one week to go before I head off to Dubai. So while I am preparing for my auction next weekend, arranging furniture installs for real estate listings in the week that I get back, taking phone calls from family members about Christmas presents for nieces and nephews (Christmas? what?Continue Reading

My Boy and Dubai

My Boy and Dubai

When my beautiful lad is not at his desk studying 24/7, this is what he gets up to! He won the Brisbane Roar Pre Season Youth Juggling Competition a couple of weeks ago. Dude! I am so proud of my boys. AND …. don’t forget to get your entries into the Nuffnang ‘Dubai Dreams’ Competition,Continue Reading

My Footballing Gymnast

My Footballing Gymnast

My little gymnast got into the Football School of Excellence Program at his new high school for next year! He got through! There were only 25 places and he was a bit worried that they would not consider him as he does not play for a club any more, due to his gym-ing 4 x week.Continue Reading

A Highlight Reel, If Ever There Was One

A Highlight Reel, If Ever There Was One

Such an exciting week around these parts! Firstly, my beauty at 46 Park Terrace Sherwood went under contract, after 3 days on the market. My delighted sellers and buyers put me on such a high to start the week. Next, my sweet boy not only took out the subject prizes for IB (International Baccalaureate) FrenchContinue Reading

This Week. The Best Bits.

This Week. The Best Bits.

Hanging out with great people in the homes I am selling. iTunes Radio! My new balcony fairy lights. The paintings in a beautiful home I visited this week. My Friday Haloumi at Justine’s …. … and my coffee shop ‘counsel’, who always set me on the right track for the next week. It takes a village!Continue Reading

Monday Nook

Monday Nook

A few days back I wrote a blog post on my thoughts on console styling, as I had 3 consoles to consider in the next home I was staging and styling for sale. This is the living room console nook, created for my property for sale at 46 Park Terrace in Sherwood, here in Brisbane.Continue Reading