(Celebrating?) The 4th of July

I literally cannot remember a time we ever felt a patriotic need to participate in an American Independence Day. I suppose most people have a BBQ in the name of partying versus really embracing the meaning of the day. When discussing this last night on the eve of the holiday one us distinctly remembered one…

Day Tripping: Kyneton, Macedon Ranges

Our neighbourhood is scheduled for lock down once again. The current outbreak of the virus in our area has increased by double digits every day for nearly two weeks. For us, this means we will return to our original lockdown rules of staying home unless we need to shop for food, see a doctor or…

Day Tripping: Great Ocean Road

School holidays just started for us here in Victoria but as the current pandemic confines us to our home country we decided we would explore our surrounds with day trips. Unfortunately, Melbourne’s recent outbreaks of the virus will soon confine us to our home again. Sigh. We managed to pack up and head out for…

Australia is Easing Restrictions

Tomorrow marks the first day for our family of a return to routine, of a little of the life we had before COVID 19. We only just moved to Melbourne at the end of December 2019. The kids began their school year in February and by mid-March I was pulling them out of clubs and…

Knitting: Learning New Skills

We have all taken up knitting while we stay inside, away from society. Perfect timing heading into Australian winter. It’s our first year in Melbourne and it definitely feels cooler than Sydney. What are you upping your skills in?

A Year of Yes, Week 21: Blue The Film

Blue is an award-winning documentary about the ocean and the effects we as a society are having on it. I was lucky enough to find out, day of screening, that there were still tickets available with the bonus of a Q&A with the film makers afterwards. What luck! The documentary was playing (coincidentally?) on Clean…

Kangaroo Crossing

We drove from Melbourne to Sydney on a road that cut through the bush. We found gum trees a plenty and we weren’t in much of a rush. Driving through the rural country on our way we found a yellow kangaroo crossing sign and out they jumped with a bound. They hopped across the street…

A Year of Yes, Week 19: Friend Advert

Two years living here in Sydney and we now have a community consisting of families we know from school and local business owners of places we frequent. That being said we still lack the closeness of dear friends with similar interests to ours. You know, the person you can reach out to any hour of…

Cairns, Crocs and Companions

Airline: Jet Star Flight Time: 2.5 hours from Sydney Time Zone: AEST Dates: 4 July – 8 July, 2018 Thank god for good friends. They have your back when you need it the most, they don’t complain and they support you and your attitude when you are down. Just these sorts of friends flew over…

Cruising

Cruising is such a huge portion of the travel industry and one we as a family had yet to experience. I expect it’s because we prefer to roam and discover at our own pace and the thought of sticking to someone else’s itinerary seemed a nightmare. Cruise Line International Association’s State of the Industry Outlook…