My childhood was spent on acreage, firstly in Gippsland and then in Central
Victoria. These are very different landscapes but I grew to love them both.
I was the last baby born into a large family (six children) and I was rather
pint-sized for a very long time.
We had an ever-changing number of cats, a pony, goats, ducks, a rabbit,
a cockatoo, budgerigars and of course, chooks. I love chooks. I secretly think that
when I'm an old lady, I will have a fluffy chook living in every drawer in my
house. Only if they're happy there, of course.
I spent my early adulthood living, studying and working in Melbourne before heading to London for my first big adventure. Obviously, I had many adventures as a child (as all children do), but this was my first grown up adventure. I lived in England for almost three years and traveled to many different countries where I heard beautiful languages spoken, saw amazing things that humans have made and climbed breathtaking mountains. One day, I hope to return to say "hello" to some of those mountains.
Since then, I have studied how to help people feel better if they are unwell and I have grown my own family which has been a delight. I spend my weeks caring for family, dancing and striking yoga poses with pre-school children and writing when I get the chance to sit down. I do love those chances to sit down...