Welcome to Get Outta Town, created by two women who swapped inner city pads for a patch of dirt 100kms from Melbourne.
You won't find magazine-style spreads of flawless kitchens and outdoor living areas, or recipes quinoa cookies. Just a few words about how we have adjusted or haven’t adjusted to life beyond the tram line, and interviews with people building, gardening, breeding, socialising and making things happen out on the range.
We hope this blog is enjoyed by anyone dreaming of or in the process of making a green change anywhere in Australia.
I was born and bred in inner city Melbourne. I have a BA in Contemporary Arts and have performed all over Australia. I have been an event coordinator, stage manager and community radio presenter.
After travelling around the world, my partner and I decided to move to the country and start a family. We settled on Newstead after attending CHOPPED. I gave birth and went straight from the maternity ward to our new home. We bought some chooks to feel more country but made sure we were in walking distance from 2 pubs and a coffee machine. I teach a toddler dance/movement class called Shake Rattle and Roll at the Castlemaine Circus Inc, so now I can make mum jokes about losing my mind and joining the circus.
I grew up in Marrickville in Sydney’s inner west. I lived in Melbourne for ten years before making the move to Newstead. I am still adjusting to country life.
I like to write. I’ve written and directed for the stage and screen and just lost three years of my life to a novel. Since having a baby I’ve had less time to devote to any form of creativity but I write passive aggressive notes to my neighbour to keep the creative juices flowing.