Author Archives: HollingsY

About HollingsY

Writer, born-again cricket tragic, rookie cricket player, student, occasional musician and songwriter. I love inspiring stories that empower everyday people.

All good things must end

It’s the end of an era. I’m gazing through the front window to the space where Sweetie the Wondervan has lived for the past five months, and I have an uninterrupted view of the white picket fence across the road. … Continue reading

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On the road again

Sweetie the Wondervan is back on the road! 711km into my relocation journey to Melbourne, from Geraldton, and so far so good. Despite being absolutely filled the gunwales and encountering some of the heaviest downpours to date, Sweetie is purring … Continue reading

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Reconnecting with the simple things

The holiday town of Kalbarri from my childhood days has changed so much; and then again, not at all. I remember so many summer holidays here – sometimes camping with friends and their family, which seemed such an adventure; other … Continue reading

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Wide open road

I had forgotten how much Sweetie the Wondervan loves the open road. In four days we’ve driven more than 1500kms, and she is purring like the most contented cat you could ever imagine. I just love her to pieces. Despite … Continue reading

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Sometimes a girl just needs to dig

Or – the joy of a single-minded task… Last weekend I joined a working weekend at the not-for-profit Wollangarra Outdoor Education Centre in Gippsland. I learned of its existence after seeing a Team Leader vacancy advertised – one that appealed, … Continue reading

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Life is a beach

I miss the beach desperately. It’s taken a good while to realise it, if I’m honest. But these last few weeks, during my second inland summer in Australia, it has hit me with a vengeance. So, despite having made a … Continue reading

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The horror of bushfire

There are a few clouds in the sky, but most of the dullness in this view facing west from Beaufort is due to smoke. The northern Grampians area is under siege by a huge out of control bushfire. After 5 … Continue reading

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