• Destinations,  Family,  Sri Lanka,  Stories

    Sri Lanka Week 1: In search of the Small Lane.

    Well, our plan was to settle; and then launch.  We haven’t quite ‘launched’ yet! Needless to say, like any well planned coaching move, it hasn’t quite been executed as well as we would have dreamed it to.  If we’re half way through the first quarter, then we still haven’t settled. We didn’t expect to necessarily, but hoped to. It didn’t happen.  It happens. We most definitely scored, maybe a goal, most definitely a few behinds. We’re looking forward to quarter time. We hope that’s what Hiri (Hiriketiya Beach) is about – a quarter time break to assess.   Highlights and Lowlights We start off with Highlights and Lowlights. If you…

  • Reflection,  Sri Lanka,  Stories

    What I want for my girls (and other reasons to travel…)

      Some people say 3 kids overseas is crazy.  I agree I started this post as a private reflection, but half way through realised that it was probably the perfect post to begin my contribution towards our sharing of our experiences raising our three girls and living out of Australia for a year.  There are three reasons why we have decided to take The Small Lane in 2019. Reason 1) My adult daughters Lisa and I have a plan to do something similar with our family every 10 years – allowing us to commit fully to our communities/roots in the meantime – yet still cultivating experiences that allow our family…