Sawatdee Ka! My current home is on the 7th floor of an apartment in Salaya, an hour outside Bangkok. The city can be an exciting place of bustling markets, temples, galleries and street food. Yet I miss green things; things that grow wild and unrestrained. So do my children. So for my 30th birthday, we … More Where the Wild Things Grow
Who in Australia has not seen the insightful, funny and often melancholy cartoons of Michael Luenig? I have always loved his quiet yet powerful observations on life, so I was extremely excited to see Leunig at Byron Community Theatre. My clothes were spotted with rain as I’d entered the foyer. A takeaway hot chocolate warmed … More An Evening with Leunig
I remember sitting at my desk in kindergarten when I was five years old. I’m not sure what my teacher was doing at the time, but I was daydreaming… ‘Sara, what are you thinking about?’ my teacher asked. ‘Oh, just rainbows and butterflies and fairies.’ I said. My teacher smiled and responded that she really … More How to be Productive Through Daydreaming
On Saturday I pushed my baby’s pram, power-walking as I urged my 5 year-old to keep up. He hopped along beside me, rugged up in two jumpers and a beanie. My husband had rushed back to the car to get a forgotten glow-in-the-dark sword for my 5 year-old. My breath puffed clouds of frozen air … More Lismore Lantern Parade
My family and I live in a rural, mountainous area of The Northern Rivers. The land is rainforests and macadamia nut farms, peppered with small villages. A short drive from my home along the narrow, winding road is a Thai temple. As you first enter, a thick carpet of green grass comes in to view, with … More Community and Sticky Rice.
‘People need to go outside their comfort zones to create great work.’ This was the advice of Kate Tempest (spoken-word poet / rapper / playwright / novelist / generally-all-round-amazing-human-being) who I saw ‘In Conversation’ at Byron Bay Community Theatre a few weeks ago. I sat there nodding my head as I listened. This was just what I … More Stepping out of the comfort zone.