Views of Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro. The roof of Africa. The largest freestanding mountain in the world. A marvel and a beauty.

I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and it was amazing to see it from so many angles and so many views.


Here I will share with you 5 gorgeous photos from 5 different points of the mountain. Each one more breathaking and inspirational then the next.

My first beautiful view of Kili from the plane

A view of the mountain from our hotel roof, the day we were to climb it

KIBO peak. Our first views of it from the actual mountain, at Simba camp on morning of Day 2


Good morning Uluru, wait no it's KILI! with the sunrise on it, it looked just like the red dessert rock of Australia. Day 3 - Kikelelwa camp

The most incredible to stop on Day 3 and have a rest - it's wonderful to see where you are heading! To be able to visualise the goal

I have to say one of my favourite things about doing the climb was seeing the mountain from so many new and unexpected views. Sights you can only see when you are climbing her beautiful faces.


From 16th September -22nd September 2011, I Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro for Alzheimer’s Australia NSW!  I did this in honour of my Grandpa who passed away from Alzheimer’s in 2008. I was in Africa when I found out and I said at the time I would one day do this for him, in his memory! We are raising money for Alzheimer’s Australia NSW to raise awareness and the necessary funds for prevention of the disease that affects so many. Dementia is the third leading cause of death in Australia, after heart disease and stroke. 

You can still help me reach my $10.000 target by donating to my online fundraising page:


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!

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!!!

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!!