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…

Grounded 2021

I’ve just read a news article predicting that it will be unlikely for overseas travel to resume from Oz before 2022. In our heart of hearts we knew this would be the case with the state of things elsewhere around the world and the length of time it will take to vaccinate everyone. It’s crushing…

Dog Days Of Summer

We’ve been watching a lot of funny animal videos on YouTube lately. I’m not usually amused so easily but how can you not smile while watching something so cute, especially when they do something ridiculous? As our dog, Jack, tried to grab his tennis ball through the trampoline today it dawned on me this was…

Punting On The Lake

The kids and I (mostly I) decided we needed an outing today. Not having seen a lot of the city we now call home leaves us with plenty to do during these lazy days of summer. Although I know how captivating iPads, the X-box and reading books are to my little people, I also believe…

Kayaking on the Yarra River

Since moving to Melbourne we’ve wanted to kayak the Yarra River. Our temporary housing was very near to Sea Kayak Australia’s headquarters and daily we would see people walking their hired kayaks down to the river to launch. We kept saying we must go and do that before we move neighbourhoods as it’s literally right…