Spontaneity In Bristol

**I wrote this after visiting Bristol in September 2016. I’ve just come across it now and thought I’d share our experience – we had such a fun day out! We took the train from Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads, around a 90-minute journey, on a rainy Saturday morning. We had no agenda and decided that the day was…

Autumn in Melbourne

Today we went to our local IMAX theatre to watch the Great Barrier Reef movie with our homeschooling group followed by some park play time outside the Melbourne Museum. The movie was great – there was so much beauty to draw us in, some information about the bad stuff happening (coral bleaching and sea turtles…

St. Kilda Art Trail – Uoo Uoo’s

It’s Easter weekend and the city is empty so we are out exploring another new neighbourhood of Melbourne, St Kilda. It’s a seaside suburb of inner Melbourne around 6km from the central business district.

Birthdays On The Road

What better way to celebrate another year on this planet than a holiday away? That’s what we thought anyway, so we packed up the car, the cake and the dog and we set out to Alpine National Park, to the village of Dinner Plain. This is our second time ordering a cake from Mille &…

Carmichael Falls Walking Track

This path was a short walk down (1.5km from our place in Dinner Plain) to a viewing platform overlooking Carmichael Falls. The walk was a bit muddy in parts, but overall very well groomed. Halfway down, there was a side path off the main trail to a set of two small cascades. Each time we…

Snow In Oz

What a treat we had this past weekend in Dinner Plain. Not only gorgeous mountains, sunshine and trail walking but also, snowfall. We’ve seen a dusting of snow twice since moving to Australia, once in the Snowy Mountains village of Thredbo and then once again in the Blue Mountains. Each time was exciting but what…

Razorback Walking Track

The Razorback trail runs between Mount Hotham and Mount Feathertop and is 11km (one way) along the ridge line. It’s a very popular trail to hike while in Alpine National Park. Sadly, the weather was not on our side this morning as the sun disappeared right as we set out. In rolled the thick fog…

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…