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Five of My Favourite Sights Along The Great Ocean Road

Five of My Favourite Sights Along The Great Ocean Road

Australia has thousands of kilometres of coastline: white sand beaches, rugged cliffs worn away by years of erosion, and rocky outcrops to which we love to give blatantly obvious names. While the entire coastline of Australia makes for spectacular scenery while driving, the Great Ocean Road holds a special place as one of Australia’s most … Continue reading Five of My Favourite Sights Along The Great Ocean Road

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My Favourite Travel Memories of 2018

I spent most of 2018 in Australia, apart from a two month adventure through Eastern Europe from mid-August to early October. I visited Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Slovenia, six of those countries new to me, bringing the number of countries I have visited to 36. I was lucky … Continue reading My Favourite Travel Memories of 2018

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Anticipation is all part of the fun of travelling

My globe Christmas decoration

It’s Christmas Eve. Summer holidays have started here in Australia and after a week of damaging thunderstorms, the weather has finally caught up with us, giving us a balmy 34 degree day, causing my feet to burn as I race barefoot to the letterbox to see if my last-minute Christmas orders have arrived. I’m looking … Continue reading Anticipation is all part of the fun of travelling

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What I want to get right during my trip to Eastern Europe

Overlooking Budapest from the dome of St Stephen's Basilica

It’s been a while. Not only am I returning to blogging, I’m looking forward to leaving this freezing winter behind, ready to catch the end of the European summer. In a few weeks I’ll be exploring Eastern Europe, and the closer it gets the more I find myself wanting to use this trip as a … Continue reading What I want to get right during my trip to Eastern Europe

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Autumn in Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens

We’re in the final days of autumn here in Australia. The trees are slowly losing their leaves as the air turns from crisp to chill. One of the things I wanted to do before the season ended was to explore Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, and see for myself the glorious reds, browns, oranges and golds … Continue reading Autumn in Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens

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Renaissance Shows and Medieval Fairs

I love to travel, however over the years my idea of travelling has been warped to mean overseas. And since I currently average one of these big trips a year, after I come home from one, it could be twelve months of waiting and anticipation before I leave for the next one. Life is about … Continue reading Renaissance Shows and Medieval Fairs

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Checking In: March 2018

The craziness of Mad March is here! It’s easy to be inspired at this time of the year, as the intense forty-degree days of summer dissipate and the cooler autumn nights set in. The Adelaide Fringe Festival, the Adelaide Festival, and Adelaide Writer’s Week are all on at the moment, full of performances and talks … Continue reading Checking In: March 2018

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Visiting Disneyland All Grown Up

Visiting Disneyland All Grown Up

When I was little, Disneyland seemed like a magical place. To my eight year old mind it was the home of all of my favourite characters from The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King, and to actually visit it would be like stepping through the cinema screen into the world … Continue reading Visiting Disneyland All Grown Up

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Checking In: The Mid-Year Review (2017)

The Mid-Year Review

I have no idea where the first half of 2017 went. Surely it was only a few weeks ago when I was dreaming up travel plans for this year? Yet somehow I am sitting here with my laptop, listening to it pour with rain outside, counting the days to when winter is over and wondering … Continue reading Checking In: The Mid-Year Review (2017)

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A Lazy Mother’s Day in the Adelaide Hills

Chocolate honeycomb from Me;ba's - yum!

The last few weekends have been grey and chilly as we head towards winter. But this weekend the sun was out, and the temperature was hovering around a lovely twenty degrees making it the ideal day for a Sunday drive through the Adelaide Hills. And perfect timing, too, since it’s Mother’s Day! To celebrate, I … Continue reading A Lazy Mother’s Day in the Adelaide Hills

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Travelling the world … one castle at a time