Playing in the Sun for Work


My Mum and good friend Ian, chat while enjoying the view. Laguna lookout at Noosa National Park, Queensland, Australia

One week remaining before Little One and I travel home – back South of the boarder again.

Amongst the work that brought me up here to Queensland, we have been playing in the sun, sand and surf (gentle toddler friendly beaches).  The highlight for me has been catching up with good friends who live on the Sunshine Coast and spending time with family.

Perhaps escaping the end of Winter, may become an annual pilgrimage.

Work Holiday on the Sunshine Coast of Australia



It’s lovely when you can mix business with pleasure.  Escaping Winter on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland has been an enjoyable ‘fringe benefit’ of work.

Little One and I will be staying a little longer in the sun with my family.

Soon I will share photos of a community garden which is around the corner from where we are staying – it is very cool.

I am back!

Here is a photograph I captured while on holidays (for the benefit of Nevyn who wanted to see some holiday snaps).

My ideal holiday usally means no TV, phones, Internet – just drop out of contact for awhile.  Especially in today’s information overload, always contactable society I really need and love to turn the ‘noise’ off.

I had a wonderful holiday which gave me plenty of time to think about life directions and green matters.

I have organised for a sustainability audit to be conducted on my residental home now that I am back from holidays.  At this stage I think I would like some professional help in knowing where to go from here.

Of course I’ll share all that I learn and do along the way.


P.S  I missed you!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


Merry Christmas


Love these photographs – they made me smile when my husband emailed them to me.


It reminds me of my first visit to Santa (which apparently didn’t go down too well).  It also reminded me of my very first photography job, as a Santa photographer many years ago!


I wanted to share them with you, hope they make you smile too.  J


I wish for all my readers, customers, family and friends a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.  For those Christmas holds no meaning, I wish you a relaxing holiday season with your family.


Sarhn McArthur Photography’s last day is today and hence I (Sarhn) will be on holidays till the 12th of Jan.


I will write my and posts again once I return.


Until then may we all remember to be the change we want to see in the world.  J


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A Green Holiday?

Yes still enjoying a Thailand time out and the friendly smiles from the Thai people.  I actually think I have died and gone to Thailand (but that is another story for another Blog).

On the flight over here I counted using 5 plastic knives, forks, spoons, plates but about 15 plastic cups.  Not one of these items had any indication that they were recyclable (the usual logos).  Then of course as you can not drink the tap water in Thailand I have lost count of the water bottles we have purchased.  I just felt sad every time placing the bottles in the bin as I couldn’t find a recycle system anywhere.

Last night Brett and I were watching the world news when they mentioned about the growing trend of ‘Green Holidays’.  They mentioned a website but after trying to google it we failed to find it.  I am going to research this more when I return as I do not want to encourage the attitude one lady had on the news “I don’t really care about the environment when I am holidays”.  I honestly thought others shared my deep down nagging inner enviromental voice (even if they ignore it) but perhaps I was wrong.

Please leave any comments, thoughts etc on having a green holiday. 

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