• Island life

    Island Life – Pros and Cons

    When people dream about winning the lottery they often imagine moving to a tropical island. I am one of the fortunate souls who get to live that life (although I didn’t need to win the lottery to get here). People dream about sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and a stress-free way of life. While this is absolutely true there are also cons to living remotely. A little about Christmas Island and how I ended up here I came to Christmas Island in August 2016. I had met my fiance, Jack, on an online game (Dota 2) and we clicked instantly. He flew 5000km to my home in Melbourne and we…

  • Island life

    Boat Mail Haul

    Today we are going to look at the way mail works on the island and how long it can take to get the most basic items. Before I moved to Christmas Island, I had never realised just how much I took for granted. If I wanted a pair of shoes, I’d take a quick drive down the road. That isn’t the case here. You can buy shoes on island but they are mostly “tradie” shoes. I did make this a video originally but I failed majorly with my camera work – as you will see with my pretty shocking photo captures. Trial and error, I’ll do better next time!So for…

  • DIY,  Essential Oils,  Health & Wellness,  Island life

    Toothache relief

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    Living on a remote island can be hard, especially when it comes to medical situations, that is why a DIY Toothache Remedy is super essential for my lifestyle. Our local hospital is great, the staff are amazing and supportive and we have all of the basic services we need to get us through the day.However, a lot of bigger issues, such as my impacted wisdom tooth, require a flight off the island to get it fixed.This is a very costly experience. The flight is paid for by the hospital but you have accommodation, travel, food and then the medical costs to cover. Over the last few months, my tooth has…

  • Island life

    Island Isolation

    You know that feeling when you go on holiday but by the end of it you can’t wait to go back to reality? That is what it is like living on an island. Yes, it’s beautiful and yes I appreciate my time here. However it is crucial to get off island occasionally to refresh your mind and see family and friends (also of course to eat some good food!). If I wanted to fly off island next week, it would cost me close to $600 for a one way ticket to Perth, $1200 return. That doesn’t include any accommodation, food or travel expenses.If I wanted to fly home to see…