a slight case of jetlag led me to open a car door into my forehead....


I live in a paradise, on the beautiful sub-tropical Sunshine Coast of Australia. I've variously been a mother and housewife, secondary school teacher, 'ringer' (station hand) helping to run our cattle property, independent director of the national board of Australia's Open Garden Scheme (2000-2010), sometime shopping centre developer, tour guide, volunteer, garden designer and public speaker. Lately travel writer, and these days, would-be author.


My passion these days is researching an historical novel and the pursuit of beauty through photography, instagram and travel. I'm on a mission to see as much of the world as I can with a wider focus on history, architecture, gardens, design, fashion, people, customs, food and great hotels.


I like to travel light and I don't use a camera much. Most of my photos are taken with an iphone X Max. I rarely get out the big guns.



"I never travel without my diary.  

One should always have something

sensational to read on the train."  

                                - OSCAR WILDE

shelley dark 

© 2017 Shelley Dark  

email: shelleydarkwriter@gmail.com

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