Australia Day special – our favourite Australian destinations

Our family has been lucky enough to experience some wonderful Aussie holidays. So on Australia Day, I wanted to share a picture post of some of our favourite holiday destinations around Australia. This list is by no means inconclusive and there are many area we are yet to travel, including the NSW North Coast and … Continue reading “Australia Day special – our favourite Australian destinations”

Experience the magic of Mary Poppins in Queensland

It was not until I was watching the movie, Saving Mr Banks (pictured above), that I learned the woman who created Mary Poppins was an Australian. How did I get to adulthood not knowing this? “Was Mary Poppins Australian mum?”my children asked. Well, not the magical original super nanny, but the woman who created her, … Continue reading “Experience the magic of Mary Poppins in Queensland”

I’m bored! What to do on the school holidays with your kids

I am looking to the upcoming summer school holidays with a mix of excitement and dread. You see this is the first summer school holidays EVER that I not been working. So I need to know what to do on the school holidays with my kids. I am excited because I like doing things with … Continue reading “I’m bored! What to do on the school holidays with your kids”

Hobbiton – a touch of Hollywood in rural New Zealand.

In the scheme of our family holiday to New Zealand, I was a bit ‘ho-hum’ about our planned to visit to the Hobbiton movie set. I was given a book of The Hobbit by a dear friend many years ago, but try as I might, I never finished it. I did not go with my family … Continue reading “Hobbiton – a touch of Hollywood in rural New Zealand.”

Travelling like a snail – with your home on your back

When I was 11 years old, my parents took me on the holiday of a lifetime. It was holiday that has helped shaped me and my travel likes and dislikes.Don’t ask me how they did it, but they bundled up their four children (me being the oldest at 11, and the youngest aged just 5) … Continue reading “Travelling like a snail – with your home on your back”