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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…