Browsing Category Catriona’s Check-in

Making her wish come true

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Do you have a fear of flying? It’s ok, you can tell me. I won’t judge you. In fact, I’m fascinated by people who drive a car, yet are too terrified to even consider stepping on to a plane... People whose anxiety tricks their common sense. I was recently in an Uber. My car had broken down and ...

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A thing of beauty

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Do you have a favourite garden that you love to travel to? Maybe it’s your own backyard, or Sissinghurst in England, the blossom season of Japan, or your local nursery? My Nan and I used to have cappuccinos at the nursery up the road from our house. All those camellias were a thing of beauty ...

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Where Catriona Rowntree escapes to on long weekends…

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Where do you like to escape to for a long weekend? Or, do you simply like to hide under a beloved doona? This weekend, in my neck of the woods, we got a sleep-in on Monday so it was a mild sense of joy as we celebrated my son's 8th birthday. For us, it was straight ...

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Moroccan memories

Sunday, March 3, 2019

We were a little excited at JTC this week to see the royal couple, aka Megs and Harry, visit The Kingdom of Morocco. It brought back happy memories. Have you been? I begged "Getaway" to let me go as part of an amazing Captain's Choice journey, that also took in a safari in Kenya and a whip around Libya. ...

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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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