I heard the awful news yesterday afternoon. A simple text message came from my husband to let me know to stay away from London Bridge. Another one let me know he was safe. "Be good to keep away from London Bridge on your way back. Shooting apparently" was all it said. We were heading home... Continue Reading →


For those who have been following Nomad for a while would know the special place these trees have in my heart. They are called Jacarandas and they start blooming in Sydney about November. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #76: Purple

Settling in

So here we are. After a long flight we are finally here on the other side of the world. It is cold and wet and fresh. The days get dark early and light later in the morning. Our second day was spent house hunting. In the grey twilight, I met a friendly couple who passed... Continue Reading →

See you Sydney! Bye for now.

The day has finally come. We are leaving Sydney on a one way ticket without a fix date of return. With all the goodbyes said and our house packed up and rented out, there is nothing more to do other than leave. We are ready for our next adventure! London, here we come! For Debbie's... Continue Reading →


I have a favourite mug. There is a picture of a girl holding a doll on top of a green hill inside it. It asks me if I ever get lonely. I don't mind, because I rarely feel lonely. There is just too much to do. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #75: Inside


It's been an emotional and busy few days. We have been packing, throwing things out and donating things to charity shops. We will move out of our apartment tomorrow. My husband will be headed to London before us. And we will follow him shortly after. It's been so very sad to say goodbye to people,... Continue Reading →

The helpers

Look for the helpers. When disaster strikes or difficulties occur, Mr Roger's mother told him to look for the helpers. "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To this day,... Continue Reading →


Captured one evening in Thailand. Dancers about to entertain the crowd. It was a beautiful evening full of delicious food, dancing and music. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #63: Movement

The evening went well, thank you.

It is Wednesday night as I write. I am home now after an emotional evening. In a small room, packed with people, we heard directly from two remarkable people who have come to Australia in search of safety, fairness and dignity. I asked them if they could tell the room about their home country. One... Continue Reading →

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