The Trouble With Excess Baggage

As a flight attendant, I see a lot of travellers. Well, duh! Mums with bubs, suited execs, and FIFO’s (Fly In, Fly Out workers travelling to and from numerous mines around Australia). Whatever their reason for boarding a tin can and hurtling through the sky, the one constant is their attachment to their bags. Now, now, I’m not judging, merely observing. And let’s get one thing straight, airline staff (especially hostesses of the sky such as myself) can be rude. I’m not … Keep reading…

The Spirit of Spending

Christmas is a strange time of year. You either love it or you hate it. Either way, you still have to participate. Okay, that may not be true for everyone, but in my family, there is no option. Christmas just is.  I was feeling very un-Christmasy a couple of weeks ago, until I bought a few gifts, which strangely got me into the spirit. I even put up my little tree, and admire all ten little flashing bulbs every evening. … Keep reading…

Dealing with the C word

I’m talking about Change, people! Big, fat change, and the rollercoaster of emotion that has me strapped into its rickety carriage, hurtling towards destination Great Big Unknown, via a series of  oh-my-god-this-is-awesome highs, and some I-think-my-guts-is-in-my-mouth lows. I’m just as scared of change as you.  No, not you, professional traveller cum blogger-extraordinare cum citizen-of-the-world-slash-digital-nomad. You! Yes, you, who has inadvertently stumbled upon this blog after a bungled google search, whilst attempting to alleviate work place boredom. You, who is stuck at work, pretending to care … Keep reading…