An Aussie Christmas

By Wednesday, December 31, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

A very merry (belated) Christmas, everyone! We sincerely hope it was a very fun and wonderful day/season for you and your loved ones. Will and I definitely enjoyed our day, and our very first Aussie Christmas :-). We had such a fun-filled and relaxing day with Americans and Aussies alike at an 'orphans Christmas' (all ...

Mateship

By Friday, December 19, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

According to the official Australian citizenship document, mateship is "helping and receiving help from others, especially in difficult times", while Wikipedia calls mateship an "Australian cultural idiom that embodies equality, loyalty and friendship". Much like South Africa's ubuntu, it is this ideology that kicks in naturally when an individual or community is in need, and is the glue - ...

It’s Christmas Time in the City

By Sunday, December 14, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style. In the air, there's a feeling of Christmas.   I'm not even going to lie... I've been listening to Christmas music daily since before Thanksgiving - and I've loved every minute of it. It's my absolute favorite holiday - family, the music, decorations, and just the overall excitement in the air! I've celebrated Christmas ...

Taking It All In

By Sunday, December 7, 2014 0 No tags Permalink

This is a bit of a short and sappy, albeit deep post, so bear with me ;-) In our day and age, it's become easy to put in our headphones when we go anywhere. I know that I usually do it any chance I get. I couldn't be in the car without blasting my favorite Spotify ...