Australian Open with Kids

I will be the first to admit that I don’t follow tennis, nor have I picked up a racket myself in 25 years, but I knew attending the Australian Open was something not to miss since we were living in Melbourne.  Going to the Australian Open with kids was not quite as easy as I had anticipated, but it did …

View over Hobart

Our Tasmania Roadtrip – Part 2

After our wonderful first week in Tasmania, we met up with my parents and my aunt on the Tasman Peninsula. Our last few stops on our roadtrip around Tasmania were Fortescue Bay, Port Arthur, Hobart, Mt Wellington and the Mole Creek Caves. Read Part 1 of our Roadtrip in Tassie here Fortescue Bay, Tasman Peninsula We had mostly been staying …

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Bay of Fires

Our Tasmania Roadtrip – Part 1

With January being summer school holidays over here we knew we wanted to go somewhere, but where to go?  Melbourne is nicely positioned right across the Bass Strait from Tasmania, a place I really hadn’t ever thought much of visiting. Tassie, as it is universally and affectionately called over here is an island state in Australia known for its rugged …

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Christmas Activities with Kids in Melbourne

It was our first Christmas in Melbourne and we wanted to share with you the fantastic Christmas activities with kids in Melbourne that we explored in December. I have been in warm climates before for Christmas and it always feels a bit strange and Australia was no exception.  December also brings the end of the school year and so for …

2016 Year in Review

Well after reading quite a few lovely “Year in Review” blog posts and Facebook updates, I decided to try to take a stab at one of my own.  So many of these are so well written and reflective and inspirational that I don’t think I have the time or energy to write such a well written piece, but here goes! …