Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Wow. So much reminiscing!  My life has never been so full of adventures in such a short time. 

Early December 2015, John and I found an advert in the Sunday Mail, in Adelaide, and could not resist the temptation of a rail/sea holiday.  How exciting!  A fantastic offer for 22 days!  We booked straight away for April 2016, plenty of time to give notice, save and the things you do when you want something bad enough.  Manifestation of good vibes. Sometimes you just need to make a decision and work out how to do it after!  This is a great way not to stall your dreams to goals! 

So, flight booked to Sydney, overnight stay at the Mercure near the train station.  We had the whole afternoon to explore the Darling Harbour and it's beauty and of course Australian architectural icon, The Opera House.

I recommend the Mercure.  We had a lovely stay and served a delicious dinner with a
bottle of bubbly.  We had reasons to celebrate!

The Indian Pacific was waiting for us and was actually an easy access to the station with our luggage,  so if ever....
We had a welcoming party to greet us and our excitement grew fast.  I was sure when I spoke those butterflies were flying from my mouth!

Our cabin was 'Gold' class with 2 bunkbeds, ensuite and for a little cabin it was comfortable.  Besides, we had plenty distractions in the bar compartment and dining area, making new friends! Even learnt a new card game.

 Now, you may think why did we go to Sydney first when our first stop to Perth, went via Adelaide.  We were a glutton for the full ride and we stopped at a few places on the way, after enjoying the gorgeous views and ambience of the Blue Mountains. Our first stop,  Broken Hill, we explored the Mining Town by coach and took us up to the Line of Lode Miners Memorial.  Some sad stories were narrated and we enjoyed a full view of the Silver City. Our next destination, Adelaide, our home city gave us incentive to visit the Seppeltsfield Winery and learn about the history and I got to taste this exquisite mead, but I cannot remember what is was called! Maggie Beer's Farm Shop in Nurioopta was the next stop for tasting of nibbles and browse the Farm shop and premises.  After a while we were ushered into the events section where it was laid out with 3 long tables with seating for the selective passengers that booked this outing.  And the food and wine was out of this world!  A coach ride back to the station to settle into our bunks was most welcome.  

Our ride along the track was a little rocky, especially more so from Sydney but from Adelaide across the Nullabor was a little smoother.  It was weird, you know after being on a boat one says you feel like you have sea legs, man this was train ride legs! All so worth it.  We stopped in this little ghost town called Cooke.  It consisted of a rundown school, swimming pool, (dry as) airstrip, a few houses, a jail! And a handful of people who actually dwell there a few months at a time to help maintain the train and tracks as it passes through.  Interesting.  I love a Sunburnt country.

Rawlinna was our second to last stop of our journey through nothingness and we indulged in an amazing meal of barbeque meat and salad, seated at long tressles of white cloths and rustic atmosphere and light entertainment from a local band (somewhere) serenaded us while we ate heartily with an abundance of wine to set the mood.  Candles and lanterns made the surrounding eerily serene and comfortable.  We all boarded with a full stomach and light heads to continue our night as we rolled toward Perth.

A coach took us to our Hotel Novatel near the Swan River and took the opportunity to stretch our legs along the banks and enjoy what civilization offered us. What I saw of Perth, was beautiful and look forward to visiting again.  After lunch the next day, another coach drove us to our biggest escapade from the workforce to the oceans surrounding the continent which we call home. 
 The Sun Princess awaits!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

So..we have been to Kangaroo Island, to Moonta (and to Queensland to see John's family) And now we venture on to Sydney to take us on an adventure of a life time! We thought it wasn't going to get any better than this. Together.....Since knowing each other, and being like minded, our vision board..you know, if you read what I have blogged earlier, has quickly set us up to enjoy what we always wanted to do.  Hey, you only live once but if you read our intro....I had the second chance, but at this stage I did not know this!

Being stuck in a rut, living to the expectations for others, feeling tired, in a comfort zone, YOU have the power to change.  I am not suggesting to do what we have done, baby steps are necessary to build your way to your dreams. Our sharing is your incentive to get it out there.....before it is too late!

Where to now?  You will just have to come back to find out more!

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Love Adelaide, the beautiful River Torrens

          Entrance to the great Adelaide Oval             

Living in Adelaide has been a wonderful experience but leaving on our cruise in May last year was the start of the bigger dream.  The Law of Attraction works in mysterious ways.  Remember the Vision Board and changing your mind set? Hanging out with like minded people?  Try it....but be patient and put your words into actions and be aware of those open doors of opportunities...You never know....

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


Do you have a Soulmate?
The more you know him, the more you admire him.  The more you think of him you realise what a truly wonderful person he is.  Do not settle for less, do not settle for lukewarm or mild happiness.  Lukewarm turns to cold. Mild happiness becomes a kind of nameless sadness, nagging questions, like is this all there is?

The Soulmate is the one that makes life come to life.....
Though, loving and respecting yourself will attract the same but there is nothing better than sharing the love.

And this is exactly what makes our life SO special. Having worked through our previous marriages, bringing up our children, living our life as best as we could with love and sadness, grief and losses, passion and empathy, our journeys had lead us to where we are, today.

Working toward your dream with a special life partner has been very fruitful for us.  A change of mindset and hanging out with like minded people inspires us and brings excitement and passion back to our hearts. Reaching out to people and sharing our life and experiences spark the same.  

John and I are great followers of Bob Proctor and Jim Rohn.  Our wealth inspirations also come from the books Born Rich, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and The Richest Man in Babylon by George S Clason,  Zig Ziglar and so many more of the like.  These great men are the ones to listen to to make sense of the perfect way of thinking when it comes to a changing the habits of bad choices in the mind to lifestyle wealth and health.

Monday, 19 June 2017



We were very fortunate to have great friends that had a 
holiday house at Moonta.  John and I spent a few days there just 
chilling. John was in Security for a few years, shift work etc, when he moved to Adelaide, so any time away from the everyday mundane was always welcomed.  Moonta is in SA, driving up through to Yorke Penisula.  
It is a small but quaint township but quite renowned for their
shared copper mining   It was also known as 'Little Cornwall'. Moonta was derived from the aboriginal word 'moontera' 
meaning 'thick scrub place'. 
Just a few piccies from our stay there a couple of years ago.

Just a tad cool.  Beautiful walk along the beach breathing in the fresh air and sunshine to warm our souls.  Just a bit more dried seaweed than expected though. I was sitting there for a while watching two labradors running and playing in the distant
kicking up the weed while having a ball.

View from the jetty
Great lunch at The Seagate.  The oysters were
one of the freshest and tastiest, ever!

And amazing sunsets.
This has been only the beginning to our Great New Life!
Baby steps always come first....

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

John and I were meant to be with each other.  When we first started dating, 3 years ago, we shared many dreams in our conversations.  So, instead of talking about them, we put our words into actions.  They were not all instantaneous of course, and a Visionary Board was created.

This is the only photo I had of it, (we were off to a fancy dress, can you guess who I was supposed to be?) but a lot of things changed on this as time went on.  The focus was on the $1,000,000 and the Kluger at the time. Our focus is still on this, but the Kluger was not really in our intentions in the end.  We embarked on a different road with a more adventurous dream!
Our first over seas journey, was Kangaroo Island!  We both had never been there before and absolutely loved it, other than the ferry ride over.  It was quite a rocky journey but made it, thank fully with out a mess!

The drive down to the pier was gorgeous through the rolling hills of the south

Chop chop

Friday, 9 June 2017

John still hasn't lost his love of photographing. Since John and I met, 3 and a bit years ago, both of us have bought ourselves a Canon EOS70D camera and a Macro lens.
Just a few close ups ...

Thursday, 8 June 2017

                     Gentle reminders are always welcome. 

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Let us remember where we live and look after our home. Mother Nature is supporting us with all her might. Don't you think she needs our help, too? Don't take it for granted. Greed and money will not help nature do its natural cause. It has to come from the heart. Grace and gratitude goes a much longer way.

Wow. So much reminiscing!  My life has never been so full of adventures in such a short time.  Magnifique!  Early December 2015, ...