Fun Food in Germany

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We were in Hannover, Germany very briefly, but there were still some fun food finds. Also see a Postcard from Rich, if you want a look at what we think was called “currywurst.” Apparently it was sausages covered in a curry sauce and piles of deep fried onion flakes, though, again, we’re not entirely sure. As you can probably gather, … Read More

SummerFun Food in Germany

A Little Time in Lille, France

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Before we landed in the UK, and for some time thereafter, we had no real idea what the itinerary of our European road trip was going to look like. All that we had was a pickup date for our car in Paris and the appropriate Eurostar booking.  At some point, I think it was at dinner with friends in Soho, I … Read More

SummerA Little Time in Lille, France

Images from The South Bank, London

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We took a ride on this gorgeous old-fashioned carousel.

While we were hanging around in England we experienced some beautiful weather.  Bet many of you haven’t heard that before!  One of those lovely sunny days was spent in London.  I don’t have much to write about London at this stage, because we didn’t really do a comprehensive visit.  I will say I was impressed at how clean it was. … Read More

SummerImages from The South Bank, London

Our Margaret River Family Trip for Throwback Thursday

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It happened a while ago, but I thought people would still find it interesting, so here’s my contribution to Throwback Thursday: a brief rundown of our trip to ‘Margs.’ While in Western Australia we took a 3-hour road trip from Perth to Margaret River to spend some family time in the sunshine and great outdoors.  The photo mosaic reflects pretty … Read More

SummerOur Margaret River Family Trip for Throwback Thursday

Visiting Kings Park and its Botanical Garden

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It’s difficult to write about Kings Park without sounding like a brochure: Magnificent views, extraordinary plants, amazing gardens, fantastic playgrounds.  It’s all true. Instead I’ve collected a few photos from our visit for you to peruse. This is only some of what we saw.  The park also has it’s own, very thorough, website here, that I definitely recommend taking a … Read More

SummerVisiting Kings Park and its Botanical Garden

Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix with Kids

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Excellent viewing trackside.

Last weekend we attended the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix as a family.  I’ll be honest, I was not entirely sold on the idea when my husband suggested it, but in the end IT WAS AWESOME!!! OK, so maybe not every single minute of the hours we were there, but definitely enough of those moments to make the outing worthwhile.  … Read More

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2 kids + carry on only = madness? My tips for traveling with carry on luggage only Part 1

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This is our current line up of bags waiting to be tested on our next trip.

Not so long ago we took a two week holiday to the tropics taking carry on luggage only.  Mainly because I am obsessed with the concept, but also because of the obvious benefits.  At the time our children were 3 and 5 years old.  Here are five tips if you’d like to do the same. Like so much in life, … Read More

Summer2 kids + carry on only = madness? My tips for traveling with carry on luggage only Part 1

How behaving like an elephant while dressing cute can make airports with kids easier: Three tips on getting through the airport with young children.

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Cute outfits+everyone matching+walking like the elephants=triple point score!

After starting my mini travel series I have discovered all kinds of great blogs about traveling with children.  There is one post that I have particularly enjoyed called “Five Ways to Usher Small Children Through an Airport Without Losing or Killing Anyone.” In it Bronwyn mentions how handy the trunki can be (I’ve reviewed it here) and gives a humourous … Read More

SummerHow behaving like an elephant while dressing cute can make airports with kids easier: Three tips on getting through the airport with young children.