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Author Archives: Joy

Pedal to the metal

Where: In the drivers seat of Courtney’s car, outside Canvas Coworking Space. Why: David had taken the kids to Movieworld for the day in my car, so I had borrowed Courtney’s car so I could go into the coworking space to prepare for CoderDojo which starts on Monday. What: Remembering how to drive a manual…it … Continue reading »

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Just do it

Where: The footpath at the corner of West and Alderley Streets in Toowoomba Why: 2 years ago I made a commitment to myself to get fit and healthy. I have been pretty good most of the time, but have let things slip a bit…so this is me renewing that commitment. What: Running (or at least … Continue reading »

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40 plus 1

Where: Sizzler Restaurant in Toowoomba Why: To celebrate my birthday, with Mum & Dad, Courtney & Amanda, David, Daniel & Mitchell. What: About to go and get my first plate of food, which actually turned out to be a bowl instead…of pumpkin soup!

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These boots

Where: At home, sitting on side of my bed with my feet on the mat. Why: Even though it is the middle of summer, today was cool and wet…a good day for wearing my favourite RM Williams boots and jeans. What: Just home from a day of working followed by dinner out and seeing Star … Continue reading »

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Watching Wipeout

Where: At home in the living room Why: For the first time in over 2 weeks I am home in the evening before bedtime. What: Watching TV…I rarely watch tele, but when I need to stop thinking and just relax it can be handy. This show is guaranteed to make me laugh as well, which … Continue reading »

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A time to rest

Where: At home, in my room, on my bed. Why: It is the end of the day, I have spent the majority of the day on my feet and am glad to be able to come home to my safe, comfortable place and relax. What: Getting ready for bed…teeth brushed, face washed, been to the … Continue reading »

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False starts

Sometimes things do not go to plan, we try…but something happens that prevents us from being immediately successful. Yesterday was the first day of 2016. I had intended to write a blog post here (instead of Facebook)…however as you can see, that didn’t happen. The reasons why are many, all linked together in a way … Continue reading »

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Leavin’ on an Airbus

Travelling in Asia by air is often referred to as just like going by bus…and it really is. Cheap, easy and available to go wherever you want almost everyday. As it happens, I am sitting here at Gate P8 of KLIA2 waiting to board the bus…the Airbus…back to Australia. We’ve had 3 weeks in Southeast … Continue reading »

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Sunday – A Day with Suriya

The explotation of elephants in some places is quite disturbing, so the decision to visit Ran Tong Elephant Park was not one I took lightly. It was organised for us via Joy’s House. They confirmed that the elephants here are not forced to do tricks, they do not use seats or spikes and the mahuts … Continue reading »

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Out at the Farm

Part of our decision to stay at Joy’s House in Chiang Mai, Thailand was based on the fact that the house is associated with the ‘Children’s Shelter Foundation’. The Foundation provides the primary source of funds required to run Joy’s House, which consists of the guest house (where we are staying); the Tamarind Gardens cafe; … Continue reading »

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