Ella Slonim

There's so much I can say about this beautiful lady! She's been such a huge positive influence for me this year. Her encouraging ways, open heart, and incredible mind have kept me company through so many good (and the odd difficult) times.

Her biomedical engineering degree, yoga teacher training certification, years spent nannying, and driving licence demerit points all describe Ella reasonably well, on paper. But to spend time with her is to understand what an empathetic, loving and giving soul she really is. She'll always be late, she'll question almost everything, and she'll ask you how you feel.

She's my favourite adventure partner. Pictured here eating a nut at the spectacular Fluted Cape, Bruny Island, Tasmania.