AJOz: At 14, I was forced into becoming fully responsible for financial planning for my brother and I. Our parents had to return to Sierra Leone to look after my grandma, who was quite ill. Due to a series of unfortunate events - “Lemony Snicket” - my brother (12) and I (14) ended up living [...]
Family Friday: Our Daughter Left Us for A Boy
"Our daughter is the happy moments of our past, joyful moments of our present and the promise of our future!" Quote By: Some Fortune Cookie Somewhere AJOz: This has been an amazing 18 years and witnessing many of her firsts was special. I was there when she was born and had her first sneeze. I [...]
The New Year Work Out Plan
Our First Christmas Down Under – JallOz
What Does it Mean to Belong? Life is Not Always Black & White.
Growing up mixed race, in London in the 90's, the word 'belonging' was one that was always present... Moving to Australia with my husband and children was no different! Some people have asked me how I feel about leaving my family and moving to the other side of the world. I have different feelings each [...]
First Time Flyer … Alone!
I will have One for Australia Please!
When we started our journey into the blogging world, we said we wanted our blog to be the 3Is. Interesting! Informative! And interactive. We have asked for your input on topics you want us to write about and, we must say, you haven’t disappointed! Many of you have asked us to do a “shopping list” [...]
Back where it all started
During our short break to Brisbane (fondly known to Canberreans as Briss Vagas), I to wake up at 6:50 on one of the mornings. I had been listening to motivational videos and decided not to waste the day, so I asked Ahmed if he wanted to come out for a walk with me. Bare in [...]
Mount Coot-Tha (Going To New Heights)
Finding a New Home
So, whilst the boys were busy settling into a new school; our daughter and I were busy trying to find us a new home. At this stage we were living in a hotel and the novelty was quickly wearing off. We went to see a beautiful house, it looked like a new build, had a [...]