Pushing a boat out to sea

This is one of my favourite early morning walk captures. It’s a surf boat being pushed out to sea by surf lifesavers honing their skills. Australian beaches can be dangerous for novice swimmers and for those who don’t follow a few simple rules, like swimming between the flags. The surf can be rough at times […]

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Called 1,000 Cranes, this installation is by artists Ambient & Co. It was inspired by a Japanese legend that states 1,000 paper cranes in the home will bring happiness and eternal good luck. The cranes light up as visitors move through the space. As the crowd grows, the number of lit cranes also grow until […]

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In the last month of spring you will see jacaranda trees bursting with lilac flowers along Sydney streets. My husband calls them a weed because they’re not native to the country. But I don’t care. I think they’re beautiful. The trees mean a lot to me. Especially because they came here from other parts of […]

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How to live seven minutes longer

Jane McGonigal is a games designer and creator of SuperBetter. She shares some insights about living life when all hope seems gone. In her TED talk she also promises to increase our lives by seven minutes by the end of it. Seven bonus minutes that we didn’t think we’d have. It is an intriguing idea. […]

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Sydney has been home for more than 15 years. She may not be the most relaxing city. But goodness, she can be pretty. Even with giant neon lights shooting through the night sky. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #5: Home

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