Believe it or not, even though I’d grown up in Melbourne, I’d never done the length of the Great Ocean Road!  For those of you that don’t know, the Great Ocean Road is a coastal road that follows a large section of Victoria’s south-west coast.  It’s a lovely, twisty two-lane road that hugs the, Read More

We had a few more days together in Melbourne before Karen flew back to Townsville and Sally and Ren flew back to Perth.  Before everyone went their separate ways we had some pre-dinner drinks at Marnie’s apartment in the Docklands, followed by one last big family dinner at our favourite Chinese restaurant in Hawthorn., Read More

The last time I’d been home for Christmas was way back in 1999, so it was a great to be around family and friends this year.  It was especially important for me to be home because my older sister Sally was pregnant with her first baby, so it was definitely a time to celebrate! , Read More

We made our way up north along Highway 1, which follows the coast for most of the way to Brisbane.  Our first night was in Port Macquarie, a small coastal town popular with Sydney beach holidayers.  It was great to unwind at the beach after a day’s driving, and we were able to find, Read More

We picked up our tiny hatchback rental car and packed our things to start our road trip north to Brisbane.  Our first stop was to the west, the Blue Mountains National Park and the Three Sisters. The Three Sisters. According to Adriana their names are: Sandra, Adriana and Isabel (her sisters). Kangaroo Paw flowers, Read More

We arrived in Sydney from our long-haul flight from San Francisco to find the weather hotting up and with the forecast for a warm summer’s day.  To get over the jet-lag we didn’t want to crash and sleep all day, so after we checked in to our B&B just off Kings Cross we went, Read More