Happy New Year to you all.
I’m back this week after holidays, which included time at Guerilla Bay (NSW South Coast) with family and friends, a family wedding, walking the Heaphy Track in NZ (amazing) with friends and my sister and being part of the ‘support crew’ for Pete and his young helper as they demolished parts of our house. In amongst this I read, slept, swam, walked and just generally chilled out.
Chris did a great job leading the team during my absence.
I know we have some tough issues to navigate this year and that we will do this with humanity. I am even more determined to see us succeed in support of what we stand for: that refugees and asylum seekers have a fair go; that the most excluded and vulnerable can thrive; that we have smarter justice and safer communities; that we are there for people in times of conflict and disaster; and that people and communities are better prepared for disasters.
Sharing some things I found interesting
I read and watched some really inspiring things during my break and encourage you to find some time to check them out too.
I loved this TED talk by curator Touria El Glaoui about Africa's art scene.
I read Amanda McLelland’s great book, Emergencies Only
I loved this from Future Crunch – compassionate, courageous, intelligent and passionate optimism as an antidote to navigate today’s world.
I found articles about how consumer behaviour has changed in the digital age and what further changes we can expect in the coming year thought-provoking.
I thought I’d leave you with one picture from my holidays – my sister and me on the Heaphy Track.