Xan Holyoak
I will write until not a single word remains in my soul
Until every story in my heart has been told
Until my mind’s well of ideas is bone dry
And even then I will write on
because writing is not just something I do, but part of who I am
— Kathy Jeffords


Hello and Welcome!


This website and blogging space began as a platform for me to document the creation of a dream.  A joint dream I shared with my now late-husband, Tuck.  It was somewhere for me to establish my voice as a writer and share our conscious living journey towards sustainability and self-sufficiency.  That was 2014 and over the short years since, life has transformed and I now travel a path similar, yet so very different. 

Tuck was killed in a motorcycle accident in January 2015, when our children were just four and six years old.  The three of us - that's my kids and I, continue to live from scratch as much as sanity allows (at this stage) and although I revel in a good DIY, I have now learned that as a solo-parent, there is only so much I am able to achieve in any one day. 

I am a freelance Writer with a strong focus on Nature Play, Family & Parenting, Life Experiences and Conscious Living (including sustainability & self-sufficiency).  I also take photographs, a lot of photographs, and I adore the Australian Landscape as well as Documentary style portraiture and Lifestyle images.

Behind the scenes, I am ever so slowly renovating our 1880's Adelaide Hills home, while creating and tending a sustainable, semi self-sufficient garden.  Above all else however, I am a Mum to two incredible kids, a Solo Parent, and a Woman living each day to the fullest.



To be entranced by Nature’s magic every single day and bewitched by the world that lives within my children’s hearts. To transcend my wildest dreams and delight in the beauty of my journey.

**Add a healthy dose of adventure and indeed, I think that ticks all my boxes!


I am delighted to have you visit and thank you for sharing in this space.

Wishing you a most spectacular day!


Lots of LOVE,