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  • Willow’s Garden Antics, New Cat Job, and Flesh Wounds

    It’s hard moving to a new city. I know that might sound silly as the whole premise of the last 8 years of my life has been about moving to new places, but what I know now is that when you’ve decided to stay in one particular place- it’s hard. The reality is that I […]

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  • We Fell In Love With This Tassie Seaside Town That’s Paradise On Earth

    Just one week into our trip around Australia we found ourselves in Bicheno, Tasmania and were left wondering, could we live in this town forever? Sure, the three of us had been there many times before. But there was something about this stay that captured our hearts. We were on the road again, exploring our […]

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  • We Are Travelling Around Australia Again. Why Would We Bring Our Cat?

    It’s 5:30am and as I lie in bed there is a snoozy little black cat resting on my shins. Steph is sleeping as well so, outnumbered, I don’t dare disturb anyone this early. Though, I’m far too excited to fall back asleep. We are in our campervan and it’s our first morning since leaving Hobart […]

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  • Cottage Cat Becomes Van Cat Once Again

    Willow comes to investigate as soon as I open the front door. It’s not often we use the front door as the bolt is rather sticky, but I wrestle it open as Willow runs over to see. She sits and looks out over the front garden. The quiet street that’s been our home for the […]

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  • What Jack Taught Me About Minimalism

    I want you to meet Jack. I haven’t told you about Jack before, but in a way he has been a part of my life for the past 24 years. I made Jack and his black vest in a high school Home Economics class when I was 13 years old. Since then, he has sat […]

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  • A Letter To My Cat On Her 12th Birthday

    Dear Willow, Today is your 12th birthday but it is also a special day for another reason. As of today, we have known each other for a whole decade – and what an amazing decade it has been. I know you are happy wherever you are; I can see it in your slow blinks on […]

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  • 6 Things I learnt From Spending 18 Months Working At A Cat Shelter

    Over the past 18 months I have been part of an inspiring team of people who have opened my eyes to the world of animal welfare, with my own cat Willow with me every step of the way. Today, I had to say my goodbyes to what I can only describe as a dream job. […]

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  • Willow Got Fat (Sort Of!)

    November is the time of year that we take Willow in for her annual checkup and vaccinations. I am very lucky because at the Cat centre I work at they offer this service to staff for free. As always, I get a bit nervous taking Willow into the vet. She is nearly 12 years old […]

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  • The Video I Promised Willow I Would Not Share

    Does your cat snore? Willow sure does. In fact, she saws logs like a seasoned lumberjack. I just had to take this video of her for you to see. She absolutely melts our hearts! While you’re here, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who donated to Willow’s crowd funder to raise money for […]

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  • The Best Room In The House Is The Van

    Willow, Steph, and I have been living at the cottage now since June last year and there is one thing I’ve realised about conventional living – it’s not really for me. As much as I’ve enjoyed having a garden and running hot water the novelty has warn off. The thought of having to mow the […]

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