I'm sitting in a small timber cabin in the hills of the Byron Bay hinterland. Georgia is fast asleep on her bed. Cushion is having a rainwater shower in a tiny bathroom with big windows that look out into the rainforest. It's very quiet. I can hear the wind which is quite strong. 2 different bird calls I don't recognise. A kookaburra. The koala that was crying on his ghost gum not far from our deck has gone into hiding. The night insects are coming out and we've just lit a mosquito coil.
Not a bad way to spend the first day of a new year.