Why is there a stigma attached to dining alone? Whether you are in your home city or overseas, eating out on your own is still seen as socially unacceptable. It is almost as if they think that you cannot find someone to share with. Continue reading “The stigma of solo dining”
There are many things we can take gratitude in as an individual. But there are even more simple ways which we can help others be grateful. It does not have to be big. In fact, it is the small, simple things in life that can brighten up someone’s day. Continue reading “Gratitude”
As the cold winter sets in Down Under, it is time to find new ways to keep warm. I love the warm weather and last year I was fortunate to escape to a European summer. However, that is not always possible every year.
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Australia really is a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains – as the poem goes. One just has to set foot into the Central Australian outback to experience a whole different view to our country.
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Instead of the Easter bunny, this year I went in search of an Easter Quokka. Okay, there is no such thing as an Easter Quokka, but there are Quokkas roaming free and wild on Rottnest Island off the coast of Western Australia.
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While in Japan I had the opportunity to sleep in a traditional Monastery run by Buddhist monks. Although you sleep on a futon on a tatami mat, it is actually extremely comfortable.
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Dating back more than 900 years, tea ceremonies in Japan were a way of welcoming guests . Participating in one yourself is a must if you visit Japan. Which is what I did today on my first day in Osaka.
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