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

shiz gettin real

so d-day approaches apace, 4 days and we are off on our gap year. we are slowly working thru the to-do list prior to departure, the fact that we are ...

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nike's back

did my last tour to bawaka with lirrwi last week, it was great to be there as usual and there was the added bonus of nike's return, he has been ...

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pretty girls!


Last weekend sal had to pop over to darwin for an MRI, it was just routine and a confirmation that all is well before we head off on our gap ...

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Garrawin Gumuna at Gan Gan

friends and fun

ancient cycads scattered amongst ancient rocks, after the fires. classic end of the dry season scene in arnhem land, i just love the contrast of the charcoal black with the ...

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early build up?

this week we have had a definite change in the weather, winds have been very light and actually swung round to the NW a couple of times - which suggests ...

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dad's day

starting at the end, my mate, vic, who is back for 6 weeks doing a placement with various health providers, went spearfishing yesterday and came back with 4 lovely crays, ...

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i spent a few days at bawaka last week cooking for a CBA tour, we had perfect weather with light breezes and warm days with blue skies. even the bankers ...

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bukudal is one of the homelands we operate lirrwi tours to, its one of my favourites in arnhem land, mind you its hard to pick between any of them really!  

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i'm back!

its been far too long since my last post, life has moved fast since my redundancy from rio, even before i finished up in the lab i was already working ...

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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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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!