A Year Abroad In... Australia

Welcome to our website where you can follow our family as we spend a Year Abroad In… Australia


kids life

This page provides our experience through the eyes of a 9 year old girl. Brave, excited and sometimes a little scared – Lily reports on it all!

Dolphin Marine Magic

For families with young children Coffs Harbour seems like an ideal destination.  There is much to do and to choose from.  The only limitation is how much time you can afford to stay there.  We only had a day so… Continue reading →

Edward the Elf our Kindness Elf

As far as I remember we always have had a real Christmas tree.  It was – as my mum and dad joked – to heal Dad’s childhood trauma.  My dad, when he was a little boy always dreamt about having a… Continue reading →

Australian Playgrounds

Australian Playgrounds Our little Lachie loves playgrounds.  We have visited a few of them so far. Their favourite one was in Melbourne. My kids loved it. Aughtie Drive adventure playground in Albert Rd  is a huge wooden fort style playground.  There… Continue reading →

Not just ordinary “Nana’s Garden”…

My Nana has a big garden.  When I first saw it I explored it for hours.  My brother loved a cubby house in the middle of the garden. My Grandad built a long time ago.  I liked it too. The… Continue reading →

Chinese Garden of Friendship

You know parents!  They want to drag you to places they consider important.  They don’t understand that watching kids programs on TV can have educational value too.  So today Mum and Dad had announced that we will go to the… Continue reading →

The day it rained in Sydney

It is raining, so what shall we do? “The weather forecast doesn’t look good”,  said Dad.  The sky was grey and dark.  In the cold house we were staying it suddenly felt like being back in London.  “It will rain… Continue reading →

Backyard Buddies and Blue Tongue Bonanza

A strange, snake looking animal… I’m not sure about you but I love nature and the outdoors.  That is why I love my dad’s country so much.  I don’t know why but during our last week in England they kept… Continue reading →

Nippers- fun on the beach for the whole family

Nippers is a surf life saving club activity run for kids.  Lily’s participation in this was not even up for debate living across the road from the beach.  Having an uncle who is a life save and a Dad whose… Continue reading →

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