Plus two babes
Where do you live?
Inner City Brisbane
How did you two meet?
We met at Woodford Folk Festival 8 years ago. I was working as a fire dancer and Jai was playing bass for Moreton (formerly Georgia Potter Band).
Do you have any traditions in your home?
We just started a fun christmas tradition this year. I made a ‘Christmas Eve Box’ and bought a board game, new summer PJ’s for all of us and a few treats. We all cooked and had dinner and then played the board game in our new pajamas. It was fun! We plan to do it every year. We also have a tradition of going to Blues Festival in Byron Bay each Easter and Woodford Folk Festival at Christmas.
Do you consider your local area diverse?
There are parts of Brisbane that are quite diverse and communities that are very culturally rich scattered around the place.
I don’t think we live in the most diverse part of Brisbane but living in the city does mean we see a range of colourful characters!
What are you doing/going to do to teach your child(ren) about who you are as a person?
We are a vegetarian family. We plan to teach our children that we choose a vegetarian lifestyle to make a positive contribution to looking after the environment and to live kindly and gently on the earth. We want our children to be respectful of others and know that everyone makes different choices for different reasons.
What are you doing/going to do to teach your child(ren) about being respectful and welcoming of other people’s differences?
We have a very open approach to talking about differences. We are careful with the language we use when talking about gender/race/religion/sexuality because we are trying to foster an accepting attitude within our children.
We try and expose them to people of all walks of life so that diversity is their norm.
What are some things you enjoy doing as a family?
We love going on walking adventures around Brisbane. We also love takeaway coffee and park picnics with friends. We enjoy festivals and recently went on our first family road trip which was great!
What are your family goals for the future?
We would like to do an overseas stint at some point. Who knows what else the future holds for us!
Thank you for checking out the 'This is Us' feature. If you'd love to get involved and feature your family then please contact me here.