Celebrate Christmas Around the World

The thing about Christmas is that it's got just as much to do with celebrating and chilling with your loved ones as it does with taking stock of the year that's gone by and the year ahead.  It's almost like New Years Eve ... but before New Year's Eve.  I think John Lennon said it best with his Christmas song, "So this is Christmas, and what have you done, another year over, and a new one just begun ..." The Gifts that Count I've been thinking a lot about material possessions, gifts and the ...

5 pieces for everyday to make you feel like you’ve actually gone ‘a-travellin’

The last time I went overseas was a couple of years ago with my (then) boyfriend (now husband).  We went to the U.S.A to visit family and generally spend some time in the American summer sunshine (it was July when we visited). I didn't do the usual day trip to the outlet malls that time, nor did I go cut-snake-crazy in the department stores.  I didn't go wild in a fridge magnet emporium (are there really fridge magnet emporiums, though?), nor did I come home with touristy trinkets for my friends ...

Ethica Accessories’ Winter Wine Fest to help women in rural Peru

Ethica Accessories are a not-for-profit organisation endorsed by Fair traders of Australia (FToA), helping marginalised women in Peru the chance to earn a fair income by making products to sell in Australia and paying a fair wage for those products. The fair trade products they sell include: Alpaca products (jumpers, scarves, mittens etc. - perfect for winter!) Ponchos Bags and purses Babies and Children's clothing Homewares Head to their website to get a better look at all the ...