I was born and raised in rural Australia and am the eldest daughter of a science teacher and child-care worker. It was hot in summer and cold in winter and far from the sea and from Sydney – my two loves at the time.

The sea is still my great love, but I made a tree change to Canberra from Sydney a few years ago for my other great love, my French husband. It’s an expansive city, full of trees and parks and yet still has all the amenities of a big metropolis. It’s wonderful. Is it too far from the sea? Yes it is.

I’d love to support you on that journey too.