The sun is setting on another glorious day in the Northern Territory’s remote Cobourg Peninsula, when a ripple of excitement breaks the gentle patter of the afternoon. Out on the picture-perfect bay, a large crocodile is silently cruising towards the mangroves – distinctive nostrils and eyes visible above the waterline. Welcome to Seven Spirit Bay. An oasis of luxury in this remote corner of Australia, where the real NT is never far away.
10 ways to improve your writing when you’re not at your desk.
I hope you’ve had a great Easter break. I’ve been in Noosa – paddling, swimming, catching up with friends and doing some writing (I promise). I’ve had some questions about my books over the holidays, so I thought it was a good chance to wrap up the story so far … A QUICK SUMMARY I have written eleven books forContinue reading “What’s your story?”
Happy New Year! Sorry I’m a bit slow off the mark. I’ve been travelling on the cold side of the world – reconnecting with friends, catching up with family, revisiting some familiar places and gathering ideas for my next project. I lived in England for 11 years, but there’s something very special about returning after a longContinue reading “How many resolutions on your list?”
I’ve read the research: hanging out in nature reduces stress levels, enhances creativity, improves intelligence and even makes you a nicer person. So after three days of stomping through muddy gullies, tramping up mountain tracks and following black cockatoos on Queensland’s spectacular Scenic Rim, my latest story should basically write itself. As for the impact of all of that deliciousContinue reading “Getting creative on the Scenic Rim”
Long sandy beaches, a blue winter sky, delicious food – that’s my idea of a hiking trip | A three-day Girls Trek hike at Byron Bay.
A summer holiday on New Zealand’s Southern Scenic Route means stunning mountain scenery, rugged coastlines, great food, wildlife encounters and plenty of chances to get the adrenaline going. Pack a jumper (and a beanie and gloves) just in case summer turns out to be on the wintry side and enjoy! We spent just over aContinue reading “How to make the most of NZ’s Southern Scenic Route”
It’s a glorious sunny morning in Clare, two hours north west of Adelaide as my husband and I set off on bikes to explore Riesling country. We’re taking a path along an old railway line that cuts through the length of the Clare Valley. The Riesling Trail, as it’s known, runs for 36 km, butContinue reading “How to bike the Riesling Trail”
It is early on a Sunday morning that I find myself in the historic heart of Singapore, a hilltop that has, at various times over the past seven centuries, been home to Malay Kings, British colonial governors, and several armies. Fort Canning Park is just coming to life, with Tai Chi enthusiasts gracefully going throughContinue reading “Surprises in Singapore’s Fort Canning Park”
Sometimes you have to escape the kids (just briefly) to become a better parent – to break away from the routine, the bad habits, to reflect on what’s important and reacquaint yourself with your spouse. And if you go by the theory that the benefits increase the further afield you go, and your parenting improvesContinue reading “The best of Buenos Aires”