strivetoengage

Living with intent, social engagement, learning, growing, giving

Lovely Langkawi – Seven Wells Waterfall

At breakfast today I looked around me at the other guests. From the super tall Dutch women in revealing clothes to the Chinese women in functional clothes to the Malay … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lovely Langkawi – Cable car

Yesterday morning I made a mad dash from KLIA where my Emirates flight landed to KLIA2 for my Air Asia flight. 2 trains, luck with a fast passage through immigration, … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Business travel in the Middle East 

I’m on the road again and for the first time ever on all of my business trips, and there have been over 6 per year, I’m taking a weekend somewhere … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 · 3 Comments

7 REASONS WHY MINIMALISM MIGHT NOT BE SO GOOD…

The appeal of material minimalism was with us even before we took on a more portable lifestyle. It was something we strived for through strategic consumption choices – borrowing and not buying, making do or going without, reusing and re-purposing. But even back then, we recognised that minimalism was a means, not an end.

October 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

Summer in Kuwait

Part of the reason for my expat assignment to Norway from Australia is to bring me closer to clients in the Middle East. This has a few significant and positive … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Farewell Canberra

I have accepted an expatriate assignment to move my family (husband, 8 year oid daughter and 6 year old son) from Canberra, Australia to Trondheim, Norway. We have never lived … Continue reading

July 26, 2015 · 4 Comments

Work addiction and travel connections

When I started this blog I made time at least twice a week to write and took pleasure in offering my thoughts and opinions to the 2 other bloggers that … Continue reading

May 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

A brief sojourn in Arabia and Perth

In early April, my trip to Arabia was only for one week. I will try not to do long trips in future. Even with only 9 days of travel I still … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

A weekend in the Illawarra

After years of passing the wineries on the shores of Lake George, we finally decided that we had enough spare time and stopped there to taste wines at Lerida and … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hail and hiking in the Blue Mountains

Following on from my previous post, as we stood on Pulpit’s Rock we saw the sky change as heavy storm clouds rolled up the valley. We remembered the forecast for hail … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment