Driving In Melbourne

Melbourne has some unique roads and driving rules that we haven’t experienced in the rest of Australia. Here are a few things that come up in conversation in our house. Trams Driving on tram tracks is not a relaxing experience. We have them all over town and sometimes they are designed just to be used…

Random News

Bench – it’s in your kitchen and your bathroom – it’s the counter! Why do they call the kitchen counter a bench? It comes from both “benchtop”or “workbench”. G’day – The very Aussie way to say hello is way more common here in Melbourne as compared to Sydney. If I heard it twice in Sydney…

Keeping busy

My husband is currently on his way to Wellington, New Zealand. Let me say that again, he is flying in an airplane, leaving Australia, to visit another country! Progress! We now have a travel bubble with NZ, yahoo! ✈️ My daughter wrote to Scott Morrison (Australian Prime Minister), to advocate for proper vacation time from…

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…

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…

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…

10 Day Travel Challenge / Wrapping Up

So we have 10 days of travel photo trivia done and dusted. Thank you to winteroseca for including me in this fun challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed the task of sifting through glorious memories of adventures past. The answer to Day 10: The Seven Coloured Earths are a geological formation found in the Chamarel plain of the Riviere Noire District in south-western…

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…

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 8

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…