A Year Abroad In... Australia

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Norah Head Lighthouse

Norah Head Lighthouse is an active lighthouse located at Norah Head, a headland on the Central Coast of NSW, about 1.5hr drive north of Sydney.  Its history dates back to 1861 when the calls for construction of a lighthouse started… Continue reading →

Let’s have Christmas the Aussie way!

It is hot! And getting hotter by the day.  Somehow I haven’t managed to feel the spirit of Christmas yet.  Coming from the UK I think I need the rain,the cold and the dark for my Christmas mood to kick… 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 →

Establishing a healthy routine

One of our promises to ourselves for the year in Australia was to stay healthy and become fitter.  For us that consists of a healthy diet and introducing more physical activities. I have always struggled with both in the UK… 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 →

Living a dream that I don’t want to end

This is our second week in a new place and I’m already loving it.  There is something magical about Australia and discovering it is a bit of a revelation to me.  I loved Melbourne, I really liked Sydney, I love my… 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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