Booti Booti National Park NSW Australia

Booti Booti About 4 hours drive north of Sydney, located just south of Forster, this national park is worth visiting if only for 7 Mile Beach. There are short bush walks and beaches to be explored there as well as the usual surfing, fishing, and swimming. I have been to Booti Booti twice: once on an Easter weekend and once mid-week in March and had … Continue reading Booti Booti National Park NSW Australia

Moving overseas and selling everything: the best of best responses I received on Facebook Marketplace

It’s now official. We are moving overseas…again! In a few weeks we are taking off to lead a nomad life for a multi-month trip through Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, etc. … Packing for an overseas move means sorting out what is truly essential in our lives. This daunting process is so liberating – I hate it, yet love it – plus selling most of our … Continue reading Moving overseas and selling everything: the best of best responses I received on Facebook Marketplace

First climbing weekend with a newborn

Going out with baby Wow, this pregnancy thing was a hell of an adventure! I am still in shocked when I think about it. A year ago we were still in the dark about breastfeeding, newborn poop, baby sleeping patterns… no immediate plans to create a mini-human and dreaming of our next adventure. The months of the pregnancy were one of the most amazing journeys … Continue reading First climbing weekend with a newborn

Climbing Pregnant and other exercises in pregnancy: part 2

Here I am, 35 weeks pregnant and only a few more weeks until our daughter’s arrival. To be honest I never thought I would be rock climbing at this stage of my pregnancy.  Like a lot of people I always thought of pregnant women it must be hard to carry all of that extra weight as if they were some kind of poor, fragile little … Continue reading Climbing Pregnant and other exercises in pregnancy: part 2

Climbing pregnant?

Should I or shouldn’t I… I found out that I was pregnant during a rock climbing trip in Arco, Italy. Put on the spot, I had immediate concerns about climbing pregnant. On one hand I had trained for weeks to be in the best shape possible for this trip – traveling anywhere outside of Australia is a big investment of time and money – but … Continue reading Climbing pregnant?

Climbing in Arco… and a little surprise

We visited Arco in Italy for a climbing trip in April. The trip was a mixture of ecstatic happy moments, worry and fear, good sports, a 30th birthday celebration and a lot of tenderness. It was so overwhelming that it took me three months to digest before I could write anything about it. Here it is, our trip to Arco: Part I! Our trip in … Continue reading Climbing in Arco… and a little surprise

A funeral and a big trip to Canada

I recently came back from another big trip; an almost round-the-world trip, visiting Canada, Italy and Denmark. On a sad note, I had to go back home to visit my family and say a last goodbye to our dear grandpa who passed away from Alzheimer’s in April 2015. This man was a greater engineer than the profession itself and the most brilliant person on earth … Continue reading A funeral and a big trip to Canada