Hayley Beaudelaire

Hayley Beaudelaire


A Good Ol’ Aussie Barbie


Posted By on Nov 6, 2017

If Nimbin isn’t already on your bucket list, it will be after you read this….   I had spent two glorious months travelling through Australia with my boyfriend Andy. We had visited Sydney, Cairns, Darwin, Alice Springs, the Gold Coast and Brisbane. Next we made our way to Byron Bay. The second we arrived in Byron Bay, I fell in love with the atmosphere. It had a real laidback, Woodstock vibe to it. As always, over an...

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This post is by my good friend Hung Thai, I’m sharing it as it’s such a worthwhile, inspiring story! Hayley, an energetic elderly wellbeing champion in charge of stimulation, happiness and emotional health at Hartford Court Care Home, helped Kathleen into the water for her swimming exercises. The cool water greeted her with open arms. The 96-year-old was giddy with excitement. Of all the seniors living at this seniors’...

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  As I sat with Eric enjoying a cup of afternoon coffee, Doris was stood at the sink washing up. Boastfully, Eric said to me “that’s my wife over there. I’ve known her since she was thirteen years old. She’s my best friend too.” The look of love in Eric’s eyes for his wife was truly remarkable. Doris gazed forward looking out of the window as she washed up, Eric gazed forward watching his wife...

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Looking At Life


Posted By on Feb 9, 2017

When checking through the late Eileen Mitchell’s effects, her daughter Marion found the following poem which I think epitomises someone who had a positive outlook on life. I feel privileged to be able to share Eileen’s wonderful words with you now. Looking At Life Don’t condemn the world because you don’t like what you see: trouble and unhappinness, greed, vice and misery. Certainly these things escape it and...

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The Trip That Changed My Life


Posted By on Oct 20, 2016

The Trip that Changed my Life is a compilation of over 70 travel stories by travellers and writers from all over the world. This book is the result of Project Alpha, a global undertaking pulling together travellers worldwide to write about the one trip that changed their life. The intent was to show the transformative power of travel and to give back to the communities that continue to transform the lives of travellers the world over....

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The Lady In The Stripy Dress


Posted By on Oct 10, 2016

A short story dedicated to a woman whose name I know not, but whose courage and spirit changed my life forever It was the 12th of May 2015, the beginning of the rainy season in Cambodia. I considered myself an exceedingly lucky person. I was working my way around the globe, one country at a time with little direction. You see, I floated through life being guided by signs, and these signs made most of my decisions for me. All I had to...

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Kampot Sunset Cruise


Posted By on May 26, 2016

We  went on the Kampot sunset cruise, the boat sailed upriver for an hour while the sun set over Phnom Bokor to our left. The sunset was amazing, as the sky turned red we sat in awe at the beauty around us. Everyone on board fell silent and watched.   As day turned to night we sailed back down river, the captain turned the lights off, and put the boat into the bank, so that we could see the fire flies; lighting up the trees like...

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From my seat on the speed ferry approaching Koh Rong all I can see are palm trees, white sand, vibrant bars and the bluest of blue water. My nerves immediately kick in as I carefully climb off the ferry onto a pier that appears to be crumbling beneath my feet but once I am safely on land, I look around and am delighted to be part of this tropical paradise. To the left it looks ever so slightly like a more exotic version of a Benidorm...

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Creativity How To Boost Yours


Posted By on Apr 30, 2015

What is creativity, is it the ability to write a book, paint a picture or build a website, people are creative in different ways. You don’t have to be an artist to be creative. When I’m feeling stuck for ideas I take a break, go for a walk, or go to the gym. I’ve even been known to go to the pub for a beer or two. The point is that it doesn’t matter how you do it, but sometimes it’s good to take a break....

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We were driving down from the Hua Hin viewpoint, when Hayley spotted these cheeky monkey’s playing in the street. They were just hangin’ around, climbing on the walls and swinging from the electricity cables!!!! Booking.com Be Good...

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