strivetoengage

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Street art in Woden, Canberra, Australia 

We have moved back to Canberra, Australia after two glorious years on my expatriate assignment in Trondheim, Norway. We had started to think of Trondheim as home and we were … Continue reading

December 20, 2017 · 3 Comments

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

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

Autumn hiking in the Blue Mountains

April is traditionally a month of family trips for us and this month has been no different, starting with 5 days camping then a long weekend in the ‘Snowy’ Mountains … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hike – Dunlop Grasslands, Mount Rogers and Lake Ginninderra

After 3 1/2 weeks absence from my home and family we were joyfully reunited. Within 18 hours of me walking through the front door, my husband and I were donning our hiking … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Back to the Middle East

After 6 glorious weeks together with my family and no international travel, I have returned to the Middle East. This year my children have moved from their early childhood school … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · 4 Comments

Long weekend at the beach

With the prospect of a work trip looming, we decided to take a trip to the beach and spend the long weekend together, away from distractions. We started in Braidwood … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

From Ben Boyd National Park to Melbourne

After one restorative week of camping in Ben Boyd National Park, we set off for a week in Melbourne. By 8am we had broken camp and were on our way … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · Leave a comment
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