• Essential Oils,  Health & Wellness,  Mental Health,  Parenting

    What a day!

    Do you ever have days, as a parent, where you are just at the end of your tether?Today was one of those days. As a long-term sufferer of GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder), I already had my own struggles to overcome – then everything just seemed to go wrong and nothing seemed doable!Nothing was working, everything was overwhelming. When you have anxiety, you are in a constant state of stress. So when you add the stress of parenting and particularly rough days.. Everything can go from zero to 100 in a split second. Being a parent with anxiety sometimes feels like being a person who’s terrified of sharks being thrown into…

  • 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

    essential oil clove tooth ache relief

    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…

  • DIY,  Essential Oils,  Gift Ideas,  Health & Wellness,  Parenting

    Spoil Mum with these simple (and impressive) DIY ideas!

    Mothers day is quickly closing in and you might be stressing.You love your mother (or aunt, grandma, anyone who is important in your world!), but you aren’t sure what to get her this year. You’re tired of getting mum the same slippers and chocolates and want to show how much you care. Nothing says you care more than making a gift, and I’m here to give you a few ideas! I try to make gifts wherever I can. I love putting in time, effort and thought to create a unique present for someone I care for. When I make gifts I try to make them time and money efficient, I’m…

  • 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…

  • Parenting

    How to survive a toddler tantrum

    Luna discovered tantrums a few months ago and I swear I thought it was going to be the end of me. She would throw herself on the floor and wiggle around, screaming like a banshee. At first I would respond with shock thinking she was in trouble but I quickly learned that she was just trying to get her way. As a parent you will know that tantrums are inevitable. Your little one will cry when they want a banana then cry harder when they finally get one. It’s times like this you feel like throwing in the towel, but don’t. Your patience is a lot more helpful to your…