Welcome to my site!


Hi! I am an older woman who has been enjoying single life for the past 14 years.  In that time I have transformed from being dreadfully unhappy and angry with everyone and everything to being a happy, independent person.

I have actively  & deliberately engineered a more productive and creative lifestyle. I have four chief passions

  • travel – although I am deliberately trying to limit my air miles to reduce my environmental impact
  • photography
  • writing
  • and making stuff for myself (this covers a wide range of crafty pursuits!)

Solo traveller

I like to travel and usually do that solo too! My friends tell me I am brave to go it alone, but I would describe myself as selfishly independent.

Never reckless, I am always careful but not timid when I travel. I make sure someone, somewhere knows where I am even if it’s just Google via location services. I enjoy hiking, urban photography, museums and eating. I think I would make a lousy travel companion with my constant stopping to take a photo of yet another exciting (to me) scene.

Travelling alone means I can stay up processing photos and writing to my heart’s content. I meet interesting people along the way and to date, with sensible strategies, I have not had any issues beyond having to finish the tub of Ben and Jerry’s on my own!

I now live and work in  Armidale, Australia.  Armidale is a small rural city about seven hours north west of Sydney.

a deep pink and yellow peopny
Peony – Straight out of Camera

All the photos used in this site were taken by me (unless otherwise stated) – on some sort of Lumix or my iPhone. Most recently, a Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 and an iPhone13ProMax.

Please don’t steal my intellectual property. If you would like to use the photos contact me and we can come to some sort of licensing arrangement. My people can talk to your people…

Why old chooks? (aka chickens) I collect them! Their plucky character matches my own zest for life and curiosity!

I hope this blog inspires other older women to get out and have a go!