About Jenelle

Jenelle’s Groovychick Environment has had a home on the internet since 1996. Created in Notepad with lots of animated gifs and starry background pages, I remember emailing Yahoo! to get it listed in their People category.. and they did. The internet has changed so much and so much of it annoys me now but.. I’m still here.

I was born and raised in Melbourne and I moved to London to work in 1999. An around the world plane ticket started my travel obsession. I first visited New York in 1999 and loved the United States since that first day. After many years of trying, I won a Green Card and moved to New York in 2008. I hit it off with an amazing guy called Bill and we got married in 2010. In 2013, I became a US Citizen. Thus, becoming a dual citizen of Australia and the United States.

Some random things about me –

Bill and I struggle to take ‘serious’ photos.

We have a wonderful son, Francis Albert –

Francis' Baptism

And a daughter, Josephine Martha, who is a saint in heaven –

Josephine with mummy and daddy

I have always loved Vegemite and I still eat it out of the jar.

I have always loved reading. That is why I became a Librarian… and yet I ended up not being ‘that kind’ of Librarian.

Check out my Library Monitor badge. You can see, I take libraries very seriously! 😉

I think/talk/dream about Collingwood every day, multiple times without fail.

I love my family so so so so so so much.

Our Wedding

I have wonderful girlfriends!


Bye Camille!

I cannot live without these –

Jenelle's footwear of choice

Going through some photos to put on this page I just realized that I will never understand the appeal of rocks on beaches. Regardless of how this photo on the Côte d’Azur looks.

I carried a Watermelon

  • Sam

    Hi Jenelle, great blog! My name is Samantha, I was hoping I could email you to ask you few questions about your experiences with the green card..I’m in Brissy planning to move to NY next year awaiting my interview at the embassy and would love some advice!