Braving the wild to revise the template of life

What does it feel like to brave the wild? To just step out there and walk a path into the unknown. To stand alone, struggle and trust that inner voice - whilst opening yourself up to allow the authentic self to emerge. To leap from that fast moving train that won’t slow down and reconnect…

Paying homage to my Nonna Giovanna Barone

Today I visited the Bentleigh Farmers Market with a very dear friend. I woke quite early with a sense of excitement and anticipation in the hope that my favourite stall holders were going to be there. The sun was out - the air was fresh - and the sweet scent of spring blooms were engulfing us…

There is just something so special about coffee

There is just something so special about coffee. How can this rather beautiful hot drink made from the roasted ground bean-like seed of a tropical shrub invoke feelings of the giving of affection, calm solitude and reflection and the coming together of loved ones in a social setting? Everyone knows a roasted coffee bean, but…

The beautiful pearl ring that paved the way forward for future generations

I attended my niece Evelyn’s christening a few weeks ago. I remember sitting in the church feeling excited and full of hope for her in years to come. Evelyn is a delight and her incredibly big eyes make us all want to hold her when she is with us for family occasions. We literally fight…

Sharing Sicilian Ricotta Cannoli with Inspirational Women

Today is the launch of my first blog post - thank you for stopping by. It also just happens to be my birthday this week - which I love to celebrate every year. Having a birthday party sounds rather ‘over the top’ for this ‘40 something year old’ and as I sent out the invites…