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…

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 &…

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…

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.)…

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…

10 Day Travel Challenge / Day 10

Hey everyone! This is the Travel Challenge! I was invited by winteroseca to post one of my favourite travel pictures a day for ten days! (Thank you for the nomination!) So, the rules are to post 10 travel pictures for 10 days and do 10 nominations. Many of you are already busy with the challenges, tags, or…

10 Day Travel Challenge / Day 9

Hey everyone! This is the Travel Challenge! I was invited by winteroseca to post one of my favourite travel pictures a day for ten days! (Thank you for the nomination!) So, the rules are to post 10 travel pictures for 10 days and do 10 nominations. Many of you are already busy with the challenges, tags, or…