The Urban Farmhouse

Hannah. Australian. City Kid my geographic location, country kid at heart

To me, a farmhouse is a place of safety. It’s where people come and automatically feel at home. It’s shared meals, full bellies, wholesome food and a dining room table that can always fit ‘just one more person’. It’s the sound of rain on the tin roof, copious cups of tea and a constant chatter. It’s late night card games on the verandah and shared beers on the front steps. It’s pristine sunrises and a hard-earnt sunset after a dusty day in the yards. It’s home – but not merely for its physical setting, but what and who it holds within its four walls. 

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Bridging the Rural-Urban Education Divide in Boarding Schools

There are numerous reasons why rural and remote families choose to send their children to boarding school. A better-quality education, greater social interaction, increased sporting opportunities, or simply – because of their geographic isolation, they have no other choice.   While rural education does not necessarily equate to a second-rate education in terms of quality; lack …

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3 Pieces of Advice when Parenting from a Distance

Pack extra undies, don’t give them too much pocket money, put parental locks on their phones… the advice for parents sending their children away to boarding school goes on and on. While some may be incredibly helpful, others (irrespective of how well intentioned) add to the lump at the pit of your stomach.  Each child’s …

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Sweet Potato Pizza Bases

Ingredients:  2 cups Sweet potato cubed.  1 Egg  ½ cup almond meal  ¼ cup flour  1 tbl olive oil 1 tsp apple cider vinegar  1tsp Italian herbs  Pinch of salt  Method:  Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius  Boil sweet potato in a pot of water over medium heat until soft (about 15 minutes). Drain and …

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