Dead Timber Hill Trail – Sunset Walk

A short and easy walk (4.5km return) out to an overlook with Mount Hotham and Mount Feathertop views. We were told it was best to do at either sunset or sunrise and so we set out for a later afternoon family walk. Friends also visiting Dinner Plain from Melbourne this weekend, joined us today. Travel…

On The Road To Dinner Plain

We set out from Melbourne around lunchtime on our way to Dinner Plain which is located in Alpine National Park, a 4.5 hour drive. Dinner Plain is a small town established in 1986 that sits at 1570 meters above sea level. It has one ski run and a population of 80-100 people in summer. DP…

Exploring Our City With Uoo Uoo’s

Uoo Uoo’s (pronounced you-you) are 100 unique sculptures strategically placed around Melbourne to enable people to enjoy an art walk, while touring different neighbourhoods. To celebrate the The Royal Children’s Hospital 150 year anniversary, their foundation asked local Australian artists to design individual Uoo Uoo’s (which would later be auctioned off to support the hospital.)…

March 2021 Goings On

I’ve been to the hospital twice this week. Once for my J who fell at school and we thought he might have a wrist fracture. Thank goodness, the scans came back negative and the doc’s say it’s just a soft tissue injury. The second visit was for my girls who have head colds and we…

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…