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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 →

A visit to Koala Hospital

When one thinks of Australia almost immediately Koalas come to mind.  They are cute, fluffy and are native to Australia.  Sadly, despite the fact that they don’t have many natural predators, their numbers dropped drastically in the last decade and… Continue reading →

So This Is Christmas

This year Christmas was different from any other Christmas our family had experienced before.  Firstly, we didn’t ‘feel’ Christmassy – there was no cold, no winter misery.  Instead, we had the most glorious summer weather, sand and the ocean. Lily really… Continue reading →

Sydney New Year’s Eve Fireworks

There is truly no better place to spend New Year’s Eve and greet the New Year than having a picnic on Sydney Harbour. John and I did it 10 years ago and I greatly treasured this enjoyable and amazing experience. So… Continue reading →

Sydney Fish Market

Not being a seafood lover I did not expect much from Sydney Fish Market.  However knowing this is the place where Aussies do their Christmas food shopping was a reason good enough for me to go and check it out…. 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 →

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 →

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 →

In the search for excellence- finding the right primary school

Choosing a good school is on top of the priority lists for most parents.  Whether a school is considered ‘bad’ or ‘good’ will always be up for debate.  There will always be as many views and opinions as parents, carers and… Continue reading →

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