I emigrated from the UK to New Zealand in 1996. Eleven years later, with a husband and three kids, aged two, five and seven in tow we moved to Panama. We traveled in Central America for 18 months then in 2008 we moved countries and continents yet again, this time to Australia. I am currently living in Noosa, Queensland. Check out my travel blog
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November 7th 2011
"What's Melbourne like?" I asked everyone who'd ever been there before my visit. "Oh, it's fantastic. Amazing culture, shopping and cafes. Melbourne's great. You'll love it." That was the general consensus. I visited Melbourne last year for a blogging conference but I didn't see anything apart from a conference room and 150 bloggers. Much as I love bloggers (and I do!) when I went back for another blogging event I was dying to see Melbourne properly and experience it myself. You see I just didn't really get the concept of Melbourne or what everyone got so excited about. As Australia's second largest city there are the inevitable comparisons between Melbourne and Sydney. Of course, ... read more
May 8th 2009
This post has been adapted from one I wrote at my main blog, In the Hot Spot, during the Easter Holidays I had family visiting from England, giving me a grand total of four adults and six kids, aged from two to ten, to entertain. And that includes me. Phew! A thoroughly enjoyable time was had by all but I had to take a week off after the rellies left and my kids went back to school to recover from all the excitement and readjust back into my old friendless and beerless existence. So, here's a quick run down of kid friendly stuff to do during a two week holiday on the Sunshine Coast or in the Noosa area. This is the list of things I thought we should do that I emailed my brother, to ... read more