Victoria State Youth Bouldering Comp

Over the last weekend my kids competed in our local state bouldering climbing competition. It was held in a boulder jam format – the kids have 7 climbs to complete, over the course of two hours, with as many attempts as they needed to try to top. It was really fun for everyone to be…

Car Wash and Dog Wash?

Here in Australia, it’s fairly commonplace that where there is a car wash there is also a self serve dog wash. I’m wondering, is this something specific to Oz or have these been popping up in other parts of the world and I‘ve just missed it? 😂 Each time I drive by and see one…

Domino Rail Trail

We took one daughter and a dog by car, an hour outside of Melbourne, to hike in the forest. The path was an easy, flat track that followed an old railway line running between Trentham and Lyonville. I find two things to be true each time I set out on an adventure outside of the…

Galah

Probably my most favourite bird in Australia, the galah or rose breasted cockatoo, is so pretty. We found these two at the park recently. The screaming went on for a good 20 minutes and could be heard from afar. I’m not sure if it was out of anger or a mating call but after 20…

Meanwhile In Australia

I’ve been wanting to share these hilarious videos with you all – my friends around the world – because they are too good to keep to myself. What has prevented me from doing so was questioning whether or not the humour would transfer if you watched from afar and were unaware of interstate politics in…

Creative Experience Gifts Are The Best!

My kids totally surprised me on my last birthday with a present I was so not expecting from them. They went to one of the shopping mall kiosks and had a funny photo of myself and Stephen made into a 4,000 piece Lego brick photo. They know I love puzzles and experiences and they managed…

More Bouldering Fun!

Here’s another fun climb as of late. Not as challenging as the yellow one shown here, but a tricky finish – I know because I did this one myself. I was not as graceful as my daughter, who makes it look like a piece of cake, but I did muster the strength to hang in…

Bouldering Fun!

My guy has been working on this more challenging climbing route at our local gym and finally topped it this week. It’s pretty cool to watch…not easy. If at first you don’t succeed, try again and again and again.

10 Day Travel Challenge / Wrapping Up

So we have 10 days of travel photo trivia done and dusted. Thank you to winteroseca for including me in this fun challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed the task of sifting through glorious memories of adventures past. The answer to Day 10: The Seven Coloured Earths are a geological formation found in the Chamarel plain of the Riviere Noire District in south-western…