What I’m Grateful for in Sydney: Best Birthday Ever

After living here for only one month it was time to celebrate Fiona’s 10th birthday. A “traditional” birthday party was impossible so it was time to get creative. We knew this going into our move so we discussed it ahead of time and suggested, as an alternative, a new experience. We all love to celebrate…

South London Mini Mudder

Last weekend our kids joined up with some friends to take on South London’s Mini Mudder, a kids’ version of the Tough Mudder event that Kate and I did in 2014.  It was a great atmosphere and there was certainly lots of mud.  It was great to see kids embracing the community spirit and helping…

A Short Break in Jersey

Jersey – banking and cows come to mind. A Channel Island, dependent on the UK for protection but not officially part of it, it is self-governing and has its own international identity. Its location is actually closer to France—14 miles to be exact. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when we decided to escape…

Getting Outside on the Thames Path

We had been really lazy all winter, rarely getting outside. Our weekday schedule was so busy that the kids especially just wanted to sleep in and stay in their pajamas all day. I couldn’t blame them plus the weather in London is a total drag during the darkest months of the year: rain and wind…