Family Friday: BlocHaus Bouldering

Starting this blog was part of our new family motto. 'Just Do It'! Oh wait, that's Nike's motto. So, we had to go with, 'Just Go For It'! It was time to stop overthinking life and just doing. We became passionate about giving ourselves and our children new experiences and making sure we say yes [...]

Family Friday: Our Daughter Left Us for A Boy

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

The  New Year Work Out Plan

The New Gym Squad What did you do for the to ring in the New Year? Did you make any resolutions? We are genuinely interested to know, so if you don't mind sharing, send us a comment. By now, the euphoria of the countdown has run out, the alcohol (for those who drink) has passed [...]

Our First Christmas Down Under – JallOz

Our First Christmas Down Under – JallOz

Following a question from our son, in June, we knew Christmas was going to be significantly different this year. As he played on his Nintendo Switch, he glanced over the screen and said, "Is it nearly Christmas, yet?"

Belonging! Life is Not Always Black or White.

Belonging! Life is Not Always Black or 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!

First Time Flyer … Alone!

Travelling alone for work…! So, what type of plane is this? So… go to the conference in Sydney they said… it will be useful they said… a great opportunity to learn and build your network, plus your team are presenting at the conference. Well, no one told me that I would have to fly on [...]

I will have One for Australia Please!

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” [...]

Well, That Was An Expensive Surprise!

Well, That Was An Expensive Surprise!

Culture cuts... Not cutting the culture out... Cutting the Culture into (Australia) Well... It's the half term holidays coming up and we found ourselves asking "what should we do"? It was a pointless question as we both knew what we wanted to do. That was to go and see our family and get a little [...]

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)

Mount Coot-Tha (Going To New Heights)

Welcome to Mount Coot-Tha Today we decided to make the most of the Brisbane sun. It was due to be in the 20s, which is tropical compared to the current temperature in Canberra. We used this opportunity to get in a work-out and hiked up "the mount" and also as a "date". Our daughter (18 [...]