so what does nhawi mean and what is this blog about? well ‘nhawi’ is like ‘ummmm’ in the local aboriginal language, Yolngu Matha. in simple terms the title of my blog represents the gap between articulating thoughts. its the sound of not saying anything, momentarily.

this blogg is a record of our lives in north east arnhem land and our travels to experience other countries and cultures.

blog posts

gary and tims adventure

the last couple of weeks we have had gary and his son tim, staying with us. gary is an old mate of my brother, simon's and they have been threatening ...

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warm salad

every day

....is mum's day, but today is the day we celebrate, treat and treasure them. i helped kai cook sal a mum's day breakfast in bed, her favourite of eggs benedict, with ...

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we were lucky enough in the NT to have our 3rd long weekend in a row - so easter, anzac day and now may day, so another sleep in and ...

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cook up


they say a picture paints a thousand words, so in light of the photo of the glorious sunset over mallison island from nyinyikay, i shall try to keep the words ...

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bit of water on the track


friday saw me headed off to nyinyikay, a small homeland on the tip of arnhem bay, i was joining lirrwi tourism in supporting a film crew shooting some reality TV rubbish ...

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kai's mackerel


so today was a perfect, windless, wet season day, so we loaded the tinny up and headed out for a fish, the plan was to head up to last chance ...

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food for thought

well Putty gets a mention for a second week in a row! Putty, Sarah and Kasey joined us for dinner, following my successful fishing trip earlier in the week, we ...

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this morning i was reminded of why this is such a special place and how much i love my life here! i decided to go for a fish today and ...

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Laksa from Warung Ibu Amye


Putty and I headed over to darwin for a few days this week as we had a union conference on friday & we figured as our airfares and a couple ...

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nice barra, brian!


friends are special, its a self evident truth, but we were reminded of it this week past when old friends Brian & Penny visited nhulunbuy. they left about quite a ...

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i have been struggling to make good roti since returning from our holiday, its getting there, but not blog photo quality yet! so my first post holiday post is the salad ...

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Slight problem with the footpath!

homeward bound

our last night in saigon, alex and minh came over on their motorbikes and picked sal and i up and we took off over to the other side of the ...

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the design is a work in progress, i wanted a nice clean layout and to date i have not bothered with a ‘front page’ per se, the site would just load to the latest blog entry at the top. i have decided to experiment with a ‘landing page’ that links to the articles instead.

at the bottom of each page is a link to all the blog posts, arranged from latest to oldest, you can also use the categories on the side bar in the blog posts to look at posts that are tagged with that specific category. not sure whether this is the way to go or not – happy to get feedback either way!