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Purple Tree Surprise in Adelaide

I don’t think I’ll ever forget my astonishment the first time I saw them.  It was the shock of seeing something that seemed unnatural.  Throughout my childhood in North America I had only ever seen trees with green leaves or the vibrant red, orange and yellows of autumn, followed by brown as the leaves began […]

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Reflections on South Australia’s 36-hour Lockdown

It has certainly been an interesting few days here in South Australia.  A crack was exposed in the shell of our little safety bubble. For months we have experienced life very close to pre-covid normal: we’ve had no cases in the community, very few restrictions, no need to wear masks, and no worries.  This week […]

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5 Reasons I’m Grateful to Live in Adelaide, Australia (especially during a pandemic)

They call Australia ‘The Lucky Country,’ and as the pandemic continues to rage outside our little South Australia bubble I’ve never felt more lucky or grateful to be a resident of Adelaide and Australia. Five Reasons I’m Grateful I live in Adelaide, Australia (especially in 2020) 1) Universal Health Care If ever there was a […]

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How Living Through a Pandemic Has Taught Me Gratitude

I think we can all agree that 2020 has been a crap year, which is why my newfound sense of gratitude has been somewhat surprising. This year, my husband and I, along with many of our friends, turn 40 and we certainly didn’t expect to start off the decade watching catastrophic fires ravage much of […]

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Why I Love Living in Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide has funny habit of surprising people. It’s not a big city and it’s tucked away on the southern coast of Australia far from many places on the planet. It doesn’t often make the news and other Australians have a weird habit of knocking it.  Their disparaging comments frequently suggest that Adelaide is just a […]