January 2015 archive

making pasta at A Tavola

Raffles reviews: A Tavola Bondi

Today we went to Bondi but it was really hot and the beach was so packed that I couldn’t even see the sand. So we went for lunch at A Tavola instead. I was happy about that because it wasn’t so busy and the air conditioning was on and I’d rather eat than swim anyway. […] Read more…

kids in the car

Easy queasy – 7 tips for travelling with car sick kids

We love a road trip! Well, we do until a bout of car sickness hitches a ride. While Raffles went through stages of suffering from spectacular bouts of car sickness, three-year old Sugarpuff seemed unaffected by that particular affliction. Until now! And let me tell you, she has embraced it in technicolour style. Given that my dizzy […] Read more…

Cow & The Moon

Sydney’s best ice cream

Raffles first ever taste of ice cream was at Gelateria lo Squero in Venice. He was three.  It was Raspberry. He remembers it like it was yesterday. And yet, he can’t remember where he left his shoes thirty minutes ago. But I digress. You may wonder how he possibly made it to three years of […] Read more…

Sesames Restaurant, Toronto

Raffles reviews: Sesames at Toronto

I love Lake Macquarie because it’s got great beaches, mega playgrounds and because my Grandma and Poppa live there.  But mostly I love it because it has great seafood. Seriously great!  I just spent a whole weekend eating my way through as many seafood platters, bags of fish and chips and seafood pasta’s that I […] Read more…

Kid in Hosier Lane

Stay and play in Melbourne with kids

I’m a big fan of Melbourne. I’m also a big fan of five-star hotels but when I’m travelling with the kids it is hard to beat the convenience of apartment accommodation. There’s extra space, kitchen facilities (extremely handy on an Eats World break as it saves us needing to take out a loan to feed the […] Read more…

Catherine Hill Bay Coal Loader

Big Mac // A Lake Macquarie family break

Nothing says summer to the Eats World quite like a Lake Macquarie family break. But when it comes to the lovely Lake, I’m what you’d call a tad impartial. And by impartial I actually mean completely, unapologetically biased. You see, blood runs thicker than water and though there is plenty of water up here, my blood-ties […] Read more…