An unwanted heaviness

Dreaming about big things is what is natural to human beings. We yearn to travel the world, run our own business, be successful, have a family, be rich, be strong, be smart; the list of goals and dreams is endless. When I first left school, I just wanted to follow my dreams—even though I amContinue reading “An unwanted heaviness”

TADAAAAA – we have a new GoFundMe Update

Thank you to all those of you still thinking of us and asking for an update of our current situation. We are all healthy and have been for months. Covid-19 did not affect us as much as many of you others out there around the globe, we are very lucky to be naturally isolated onContinue reading “TADAAAAA – we have a new GoFundMe Update”

Raising bilingual children while becoming multi-linguistic myself

When I first intended on raising my children bilingual, I had only lived in Australia for about three-and-a-half years and even though my English was very very good, I was still predominantly dreaming and thinking in German. It was a few years ago, when I felt the switch happen. I started to NOT blend outContinue reading “Raising bilingual children while becoming multi-linguistic myself”

Who am I after the fires?

Did I ever think afterwards, So this is how my life turned out, this is who I am, a homeless mother of two? No, you’re just so busy surviving, you don’t think about those things. The view of your world changes, though. I now meet people and wonder what kind of grief, tragedy or disappointmentContinue reading “Who am I after the fires?”

Travel ‘Covid-19 Style’ – Eating our way around the world

Once the Coronavirus pandemic started to reach Australia and we had found out about many infections on cruise ships, I took my children out of school a couple of weeks before the Easter school holidays started mainly as a precaution to protect others because I had been in contact with cruise ship visitors coming intoContinue reading “Travel ‘Covid-19 Style’ – Eating our way around the world”

Anzac Day gratitude for bushfire support by Australian and New Zealand army forces

This year has been the first year for me, a German immigrant to Australia, to fully feel the impact and importance of the Australian and NZ army forces and feel the gratitude many feel on Anzac Day. I never really got it before. It might be because in my country we feel like we aren’tContinue reading “Anzac Day gratitude for bushfire support by Australian and New Zealand army forces”

I had to get over my grief

It is amazing how many stages of grief a person can go through in a very short time. Grieving anything, or anyone can be individually heartbreaking but also cleansing and full of personal growth. The day my husband returned to us to tell us we were now a homeless family – after everything he hadContinue reading “I had to get over my grief”

Our wedding anniversary marks a new beginning

After way too much social distancing from my husband the last two weeks due to fencing on the farm, I decided to visit him today for our wedding anniversary to give each other a much needed hug, drop off many frozen meals, look at the cleaned up house site and support him in all theContinue reading “Our wedding anniversary marks a new beginning”

Life after ‘our fire’ as the wife of a volunteer fire fighter

January 11th 2020 Here I am again. It’s 10.30pm.I only just realised I hadn’t eaten dinner (or breakfast). So I opened one of the cans the Red Cross gave us to have an easy meal and avoid cooking. I hate the smell of food with my gut in knots for days, nothing wants to goContinue reading “Life after ‘our fire’ as the wife of a volunteer fire fighter”