We’ve certainly crammed a fair bit in to our short stay here, experiencing some the history, natural wonders, wildlife and culture. All of which have had the kids’ seals of approval, despite their initial complaints that whatever we suggested would be soooo boooring. Our first day trip was recommended to us and the perfect place […]

Happy new year to all my friends and family, near and far. Two years on from leaving the UK I feel very fortunate to now have good friends on both sides of the world, although the lack of a cost effective and safe teleportation device means I have limited contact with half of them! I […]


With Christmas done and dusted, our summer really gets underway with a trip to one of the great Aussie outposts, Tasmania. This is our first proper holiday in nearly two years of emigrating and little B’s first holiday ever. We haven’t felt like we’ve been missing out as we’ve been exploring so many new places, […]


Yesterday was my birthday. I was born in the notoriously hot summer of ’76 when temperatures across the UK soared. Now I’m celebrating in winter… which is a bit weird. Although, I’ve probably had a fair few British birthdays whose weather was on a par with Melbourne winters. It’s weirder still for my husband with […]


St Kilda is a great place to while away the hours on a dry day. It might be chilly but the forecast said the rain would hold off until the evening so we rugged up* and headed North to enjoy the last day of the school holiday. Our first stop was Luna Park, an iconic […]


Wheeeeee! A two hour drive followed by layering trousers, upon trousers, upon trousers, socks on socks, three long-sleeved Ts, a hoody, a coat, hats, gloves and gumboots, and we were ready for this…   It felt a bit weird hiring toboggans* when we could buy a sledge from the local petrol station for a few […]


Now we’re down to the quarter finals of the World Cup, I feel I’ve got a bit more time in my life to update you on watching the beautiful game down under. I’ll kick off with how the Aussies have supported the Socceroos on the World stage in Brazil – or rather, how little support […]


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