Browsing Category Catriona’s Check-in

Helping us see the world from a deck

Sunday, February 3, 2019

How’s life treating you? Coping with being back at work? Feeling discombobulated with children back at school? All of the above? I feel your pain, but I’m also looking forward to all that February has to bring and maybe the chance of us catching up at a local travel expo or book signing. This Sunday has ...

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Stepping into school-holiday mode

Saturday, December 15, 2018

I’ve just stepped into school-holiday mode, alongside my annual, ‘Harvest Widow’ period. So, just as I wrapped my last trip for 2018 with "Getaway" last week, my Fresh Farmer hubby began the busiest period of his year, harvesting his crops. When single, I accepted this favourably and went off to visit friends. As a Mum, ...

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You know my motto: there’s always another plane

Friday, November 30, 2018

  So, late last week, I was just hanging at the local airport waiting for my flight to the Cook Islands. I love people watching at airports and I had plenty of time to soak it all in as my flight had been delayed. "Yep", I thought, "I’ll probably miss my connecting International flight, as I stand ...

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Paddock to plate, vine to glass, chocolate to my hips!

Friday, November 9, 2018

  I had someone stop me in my tracks last week. I’d never met this person before. They were just getting to know me, but they were genuinely perplexed. "How can you stay so enthusiastic after doing your job on 'Getaway' for so many years?", they asked me. We both looked at each other as though we had two heads. I ...

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Go big or go home

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

I hope the world is treating you well. We are in full Cup fever in ol' Melbourne town right now. The race that stops the nation pretty much revs up this entire city. It’s exciting and fun and yours truly is going all out. ‘Go big or go home’, I say and that's just my hat! It’s a ...

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Since we last chatted…

Friday, October 26, 2018

I often think that one of the joys of travel is the chance to meet interesting people, who may open your mind up in some shape or form. Certainly, the joy of my job on "Getaway", and here at JTC, is that I am often able to interview people who are living life on their own terms. I ...

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