5 family friendly Australian music festivals
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Some of the best memories I have with my kids are at music festivals. Grab your calendar and add at least one of these fabulous events to your year. It’s a wonderful way to show your kids the world, without … Read More

My Top 5 Romantic Destinations!
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It is Valentine’s Day. In our house it’s not about flowers and fluff… it’s about gestures and time together. Today while I enjoyed writing, TOF bought a delicious lunch from a local deli and set it out for us to … Read More

5 great places to swim with kids
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We’ve taken a dip in some unusual places around the world. Here are 5 great places to take the kids swimming. Australia: RIOT adores heading north in the Xmas holidays, because they get to swim at Lake Ainsworth, at Lennox … Read More

Kids at the Australian War Memorial
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It’s ANZAC Day, a day to reflect on war. More families than ever are taking their kids to ANZAC services around the country. Another way to help your kids understand what these young servicemen went through is to visit the … Read More

Family fun in Echuca, Victoria.
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Echuca, in Victoria, is a delightful town and we enjoyed it immensely, despite the 43-degree heatwave that hit while we were there. We stayed at the only place we could get a family room, the Echuca Rivergum Motor Inn. It … Read More

Gundagai… with kids
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  There’s a track winding back to an old fashioned shack… along the road to Gundagai… The road to Gundagai for me was the Hume Highway, in 43-degree heat, in a Tarago with five males. If you’ve ever been in … Read More

Christmas road trip: NSW and Victoria
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    I’m home, after being away for most of the past month and driving 3700 kms through NSW and VIC. Done and seen some wonderful things with the kids, which I’ll blog about now. I love a road trip… … Read More

Centennial Park, Sydney – Tawny Frogmouths
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In Centennial Park Sydney there are Tawny Frogmouths huddled together, camouflaged in the paperbark trees.  

Bondi Sculpture by the Sea 2013
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It’s that time of year again! Sculpture by the Sea is on in Bondi until November 10. And while that means my walking track is crowded, and there’s waaaaay too much traffic, it’s also a wonderful event for the whole … Read More

Mansfield Victoria … more than just a ski town
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Mansfield is more than just winter sports. It’s the perfect holiday spot for families, whatever the season. It’s renowned for its national parks, mountains, lakes and rivers. The Howqua and Delatite rivers outside Mansfield are popular with canoeists and white … Read More

Things to do with kids in Geelong
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Looking out at the view from your suite at the Quality Hotel Bayside, you’d be excused for thinking there’s no place you’d rather be. A bay view apartment might be difficult to leave, but then you’d be missing out on … Read More

Itchee Feet & Choice Hotels Australia
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Lots of wonderful things are happening here at Itchee Feet. Our kids book, The 47 Ronin was printed in Japan and was a massive hit with the expat kids over there. We have something big brewing in India at the … Read More

Tips for Travelling Light with Children
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Have you been dropping my Mumslounge and reading my blogs there? Travel light… a way of travelling, not a lamp. In my opinion, the word “essential” and “travel” rarely go together. Yes, it’s essential to have your passport if you’re … Read More

Flying With Kids – A Pain in the Ear
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Here’s my latest blog for the fabulous Mumslounge.  I was on a flight last week where a toddler screamed hysterically from the moment passengers were told to turn off electronic devices, to the moment the plane hit the tarmac. His … Read More

Convicts, Castles and Champagne tour… with a kid
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I took my son on a Convicts, Castles and Champagne tour. It was his 9th birthday and he’d asked for a fun experience instead of a present. He’s not an adrenaline junkie like some kids. He’s quirky, obsessed with history—Greek … Read More

Added passengers—travelling while pregnant
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Perhaps a roller bag would be better… My kids travelled a lot before they were born. They were both conceived overseas, and racked up countless miles before their entrance into the world. Son number two was conceived in a small … Read More

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