Camden News – Jan 2023

My son attended a football match between Fulham and Sunderland over the weekend. He hadn’t been to a game since he saw Arsenal play when he was 3 years old. He had a lot of fun made much more special by his football enthusiast friend. Yeah for friends and for sport! The game ended in…

48 Hours in Dublin

My daughter and I planned for a girls weekend in Dublin to visit Trinity College. A quick 50 minute flight from London had us there in no time at all and then a 15 minute cab ride into the city. We stayed at The Mont Hotel in the Trinity District. It was hip, very clean,…

Happy New Year 2023!

We spent the New Year in Edinburgh with friends. Edinburgh is so pretty to look at and so different to England. The climate cooler, the winter light shorter. the building’s stone is darker and the architecture unique. On New Year’s Eve day, we climbed Arthur’s Seat, the weather was mild and the path was muddy.…

Domestic Travel – Australia

Traveling within the Australian borders is consistently the most pleasant air travel I have ever experienced. It looks like this: Check in online at home 24 hours before flight. Roll up to the airport approximately 1 hour before scheduled flight departure. If you are checking a bag, do it yourself through self bag check kiosks.…

ChiliSleep by OOLER

Ok, so I don’t normally write any sort of product reviews in this space. We use our blog as a family journal of sorts, inspired by traveling and living abroad. Since Covid, life has simplified and adventure decreased, which has given us all time to focus on things important to us. I feel that my…

Greendale Sunflower Farm

Some friends reached out and let me know about their wonderful visit to Greendale to see the sunflowers. Oh, I had never been to a sunflower farm before and was intrigued. Lavender, tulips, vineyards, orchards, pumpkins, but never sunflowers. Loving a new experience, we decided it would be a great weekend family outing. The farm…

Dumb American

My daughter has just recently started high school here in Melbourne, she is just 11 (high school starts in year 7 in Australia.) Since day one, she has been bullied and laughed at because of her place of birth, even though she has never lived there. Whether out at recess or in the classroom, there…

Fiji 2022

Traveling to Fiji, a first time for us and our first holiday abroad since Covid began. We booked our trip as soon as the Australian border was announced opened and once we had a travel bubble with Fiji. We kept our planning simple and secured an all-inclusive deal with flights, never feeling confident that we…

Citizenship Interview and Test

Almost 15 months to the day, that we originally applied for our Australian citizenship, we were invited in to the Home Affairs office for our official interview and exam. We were advised the process would take approximately 2 hours at their downtown Melbourne location. My husband and I went in together as the kids were…

Driving In Melbourne

Melbourne has some unique roads and driving rules that we haven’t experienced in the rest of Australia. Here are a few things that come up in conversation in our house. Trams Driving on tram tracks is not a relaxing experience. We have them all over town and sometimes they are designed just to be used…