Travel

Where I went, what I saw, what I did.

  • Paris, France!

    Paris est magique! We had the loveliest time in Paris. We stayed the first night in a hotel because we got in really late (almost midnight), but after that we stayed with a family through Airbnb, and they didn’t speak a word of English, and my French is really, really bad, but it was fine! We understood each other through lots of hand gestures and smiling and the 10 French words I do know! The Airbnb we were staying at was about a block (and a thousand stairs) from the Sacré-Cœur,…

  • Honeymoon adventure – UK part 2

    Day five started off later than the others, I think we’re finally getting over our jet lag. Karen and Chris’ hospitality at the Airbnb was spectacular, I wish I had taken a photo of the breakfast they had set up for us, it was like staying at a hotel! We got on the road and our first stop of the day was Bowness-on-Windermere where we spent some time wandering around the lake and chasing swans and geese (no, seriously, we are children with jobs and income). Husband decided he wanted…

  • Honeymoon adventure – UK part 1

    Every night when I go to sit down and write my blog posts I’m usually so exhausted that I have passed out by 8:00pm. It could also be the jet lag, or the fact that we have barely stopped since arriving in the country… Who knows these things? Upon leaving home, we realised that, in wanting to make the most of the trip, I had booked us on a 6:00am international flight. No worries, except that we couldn’t catch the local transport bus from home to the airport because the…

  • Werribee Open Range Zoo

    The last week I have had the delight of entertaining my cousin’s daughter while her mum is at work.  When I lived closer I would take her for a day or two during her summer holidays so her mum didn’t eat up all of her leave or have to pay for babysitters.  Now that we live ~8 hours by car and she’s a bit older, it’s easier to have Miss S for a week. So, this past week we have done a range of activities: Mon – saw Moana at…

  • Mullumbimby, NSW

    I’ve been relatively quiet this week – I’ve been on holidays with family.  I’ve used the time to catch up on some books, catch up with family, and just relax.  Relaxing includes swimming in the ocean, getting a massage, shopping, drinking, napping, and of course, reading.  Being an Aussie, there was some cricket involved as well. We’ve been staying in a little (four bedroom) cottage in a town called Mullumbimby.  For those of you not entirely sure where this is, I’ve included a handy little map reference for you here…