Melbourne, you are my home and I have sadly neglected you. I’ve been living here 5 months and I promised to write every day for the first month and share your wonderful treasures with the world- possibly wrote 5, epic fail.

View of Melbourne from St Kilda Pier

I was then all consumed by my journey to Climb Kilimanjaro. Training, working and focusing all my attention on that enormous challenge. I had little to no time to see or do anything else.

Me with Kili as my crowning glory

It’s now your time. Mountain conquered, mind open and a slower pace of life is coming. Giving me more time to discover and explore your intricate and intriguing ways. Melbourne is somewhere you need to take the time out to engage with  to see the real beauty and I cannot wait.

Tutankhamun exhibition at the Melbourne Museum

Expect many more Top 5 blogs of Cafes, bars, shops and areas that I have explored. I will also be sharing my wish lists of things to do and see.

Please send me suggestions, ideas and hot tips on what’s best of Melbourne.

I do enjoy my Weekend Notes emails and have got lots of ideas from here, but I also think it’s great to hear it from a friend.

Melbourne here I come!

More Media for Climb2Remember


So excited to be having some more media attention for my climb2remember challenge in September this year.


I sent out a press release recently to some Melbourne Media.


We got some space on the Femail website:


And also a spot on Mia Cares on Mamamia website:


Every little bit counts and I really appreciate peoples support. The whole reason that I’m doing my fundraising, promoting and the climb actually is to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. It’s important for us to take on this part of the challenge and spread the word about this great charity.


If you would like to sponsor me or learn more about the Climb2Remember, visit my sponsor page.

This is all in honour of my Great Grandpa Jack. I miss him everyday. xx

Climb 2 Harry Potter

Climb 2 Harry Potter – Emma and Steph’s Fundraiser!!

24 July · 15:00 – 19:00

Rivoli Cinemas

200 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorne East
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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We are selling ADVANCED tickets to the Last ever HARRY POTTER Film.

Emma and Steph are hosting a fundraiser Movie Event for our Climb 2 Remember.

The Climb will take place in September and we are raising $9000 each in order to take part in the epic adventure.

So why not help us by coming to watch this epic film, Harry Potter 7!

Tickets are $30.

This includes:
– The Ticket to the Film
– A gift Bag
– The proud knowledge that you have supported us in our big challenge.

Also added bonus, the film is in 3D!

And we’ve asked the cinema to open the bar for the afternoon.

Bring your friends, family and anybody else you know! We have 490 seats to fill.

You can purchase tickets in 3 ways:

1. Through our ticketing event site, EventBrite
($2 admin fee) total = $32.00

2. Direct Debit to Emma
Contact for bank details.

3. cash!! Cold hard CASH!
In person, Give the Cash to Emma or steph and we’ll send you a confirmation and put you on our door list.

For more information about Climb2Remember, or to register your interest, go to:

Thanks again and hope to see you there.

Please feel free to spread the word and invite lots and lots of people!!!

Training for Kilimanjaro

It’s crunch time! I leave in 3 months to take on my biggest adventure yet!!

Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa with Alzheimer’s Australia NSW.

I’ll be doing this with about 10 people and we will hopefully all get to the summit.

My friend Steph has just joined me which is super exciting and a great Motivator! So we have started Training together.

Starting with 1 hour walks once a week, as well as pilates once a week (for breathing) and then our own independant strength trainings. We will soon be moving it up to 2 hour walks once a week, then twice a week then we will take on some MASSIVE 8 hour walks before we head off.

On Saturday last week, we went off from Richmond and walked round the Yarra and up through to the convent and Farmers market. Great views! But nothing compared to Kili!!! It’s getting exciting….

So stay tuned for our travel updates and photos of us in our hiking gear and on our walk-a-thons haha!

To donate directly, you can visit my fundraising page:

Hit 15% of my Fundraising Target

So excited that today i have hit 15% of my Fundraising Target!!


My goal is $10,000!!


I’m raising this for my Climb 2 Remember in honour of my late Grandpa Jack. I’ll be Climbing a massive mountain, the largest freestanding mountain the world, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.


To view my fundraising page and donate, visit

I’m so excited!

We have our Harry Potter Movie event coming up.

Buy tix here:


We’re also raising money thjrough chocolate selling!


I’m gonna get there! Just need to keep pushing!!

Memory Walk 2011

Memory Walk is the annual event for Alzheimer’s Australia NSW- and what a fantastic day it was.


I flew up from Melbourne just to be a part of this day and was so honoured to be a part of the team. There was so much love, support and friendliness between all participants.

There were 1000’s of entrants, 1000’s of $ raised and so much fun had.

We had P J Lane as the MC getting the crows ready and charming everyone as he always does. Jumping castles and face painting for the kids. There was loads of yummy food including the Sausage sizzle provided by the lovely people at the Rotary Club. And I had the fun job of being on the merchandise with the gorgeous Christine from the fundraising office at Alzheimer’s Australia NSW. We had pins, elephant squishy toys, Memory Walk shirts and Caps. They sold like hot cakes – and I was there promoting the Climb2Remember which I will do in September.


I always for get how emotional I get at these days  – I sat down to write the leaf below to go on the memory tree and I cried the whole time. I am so passionate and dedicated to this charity on behalf of my Grandpa. Grandpa Jack passed away in 2008 from Alzheimer’s. He was a delight and a pleasure and it was so sad that this disease took that. Luckily his resilient personality and loving never died and he was wthe warm and happy Grandpa I always knew. I miss him everyday.



This is a beautiful way to collect donations and allow people to express their wishes to their loved ones.

I am so glad I went for this event and got to be part of the day. We were also blessed with wonderful weather.



For more info on the Climb2Kilimanjaro:

To donate directly, you can visit my fundraising page:

Crunch time for Climb2Remember

My biggest adventure yet starts in just 5 months. I will Climb Mt Kilimanjaro, the largest free standing mountain in the world.


I’m going to be taking on this great adventure in honour of my late Grandpa Jack who passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2008. I will be aiming to raise $10,000 for Alzheimer’s Australia NSW.


My brothers TATTOO in honour of my Grandpa Jack

It’s crunch time for my fundraising now. $10,000 in 5 months. Can she do it!! Of course she can!


With your help!


To donate directly, you can visit my fundraising page:



If you are interested in taking part, no matter where you are in the world, then visit the link in the image below:


I would really appreciate ideas for fundraisers, sponsorships etc for this great challenge!


I plan to host a movie night in both Melbourne and Sydney in order to raise funds.


Any support you can give is greatly appreciated!!