Australia Zoo

We have annual passes to Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, and try to make use of these as much as possible. It is a beautiful place, filled with a wide range of animals. The kids love exploring the grounds, visiting the exhibits and roaming free. Australia Zoo has recently opened a mini

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5 Tips for Surviving a flight with Kids

I get asked quite frequently for tips on flying with young children. I don’t profess to be an expert, we haven’t done any super long haul flights (think Aus to Europe), but we have conquered many short – mid haul flights with kids in tow. The important thing to remember is no two flights will

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5 Things I LOVE about the new LG TwinWash

Its both a washer and dryer! Firstly, mind blown. I have no idea how a machine can have the capability of washing clothes, and then also drying them, but it does, and it’s AWESOME. It can wash and dry up to 9kgs without stopping, which makes life so much easier on those rainy days, or

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Adults Only Desserts

When it has been a long day and the kids are FINALLY in bed, what could be better than curling up on the couch to some sweet treats? I’ve compiled a little list of the ultimate late night comfort foods. We all know, a late night treat is the best way to reward yourself for

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Nautilus Resort, Rarotonga – Review

We travelled to Rarotonga recently as part of our work with Jetstar (our Jetstar review will be added shortly), and were lucky enough to stay at Nautilus Resort in Muri Beach. Before I continue I would just like to say a huge thank you to Jane, Paul and the fabulous team at both Nautilus and

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Vegetarian Lasagne

Nothing screams comfort food like a good lasagne does. For years, we’ve pretty much eaten the stock standard cheese sauce and bolognese type lasagne. However since I’ve really lowered my meat intake (currently only eating seafood), I’ve been playing around with alternative versions. I originally made this one when Ava was working overseas (didn’t have

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The Sunflower Fields of Cambooya

Last week we (I), had this magnificent idea to be *spontaneous* and drive (2.5 hours lol) to the Sunflower Fields of Cambooya, out past Toowoomba. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Brisbane, Toowoomba, and the Southern Downs.. this is a long arsed way away from our home ! Thankfully, it was a day

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Rarotonga – a photo story

The Cook Islands flow through their blood, and through my heart. Their place of origin, my place of peace. Memories captured, solace and serenity sought. Enjoy our photo montage. An ode to our second home.                                        

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