One of my favourite ways to catch up with friends is to walk & talk, talk & walk - preferably out in the bush. Having said that, it's also great to hike solo from time to time. I find that I see more, smell more and hear more when I'm on my own and it … Continue reading Hiking Antimony Mine Track
This delicious and healthy meal consists of several components which you can either make yourself, or purchase ready made to save time. For a vegan version you can simply omit the sour cream. The real hero of the dish is the vegetarian chilli con carne and I recommend at least making this one from scratch … Continue reading Vegetarian Burrito Bowl
As luck would have it, Karl had picked a beautiful sunny day for his first gig as Trip Leader. Jamie and I hadn't been up around Tallarook before and were looking forward to exploring somewhere new. We met at Wallan at 9am, had a quick briefing and set off for Flat Rock Camp ground. Stopping … Continue reading Tallarook State Forest with Citywest 4×4
Early morning October 12th we headed out to the 4WD training park at Lerderderg. Today was to be a recovery training day for the ladies! Four of us were in training, Linda came long to help out and Christine was there to learn as well. The ladies were well supported with Mick running the day … Continue reading Ladies Training Day with Citywest 4×4
The day begins at Russells Road near the Comaidai CFA, one of the entrances to Lerderderg State Park - Paul's first trip as trip leader in training. Luckily for us, it was a gorgeous, sunny day with only a light wind. Still pretty chilly though at the tail end of winter. Once all 8 cars … Continue reading Lerderderg State Park with Citywest 4×4
Day 1 The journey began bright and early for Jamie and I, fuelling up at 5am. We caught up with Lloyd & co at Melton a little after 5, then set off down the Western Freeway. Picking up a few people along the way, we were 7 cars in total with 3 more set to … Continue reading Border Track with Citywest 4×4
I arrived at Mount Franklin (an extinct volcano nestled in Victoria's Golden Triangle) not really knowing what to expect a "Free Food Foraging" workshop to look like, but straight away this inviting assortment of goodies grabbed my attention. I was in the right place. I first came across Free Food Foragers by word of mouth … Continue reading Forays into Nature’s Pantry
This blog has been a long time in the writing, it's been churning around in my head for two or three months. At first I put it down to a bit of writers block but as the weeks pass by I've come to understand it's the subject matter that's to blame. I'm simply too busy … Continue reading Nobody warned me that soap making could become an addiction.
Something I've noticed since discovering my passion for photography is that it forces you to view the world through different eyes. Suddenly you are seeing the beauty in the mundane - in the little places least expected - in places you never used to look. These small treasures also provide an opportunity to practice camera … Continue reading The little things…..
This blog is my final submission for a unit of study I have been doing online with the University of Tasmania, and is the reason I have grown over the past couple of months from Facebooker, to Blogger and now to Web Designer. The final assessment requires me to submit between 7 & 10 images which … Continue reading The Urban Farm