Holidays & Festivals

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Light Spectacular

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Light Spectacular

Take one sprawling landscaped garden planted with 6,000 trees and 600,000 shrubs. Add tranquil lakes, cascading waterfalls and a storybook garden inhabited by fabulous fairytale characters. Toss in more than two million Christmas lights, a self confessed Christmas tragic, her long suffering husband, their slightly nutty son and a wee girl who insists on donning sequins and wings because […] Read more…

songkran with kids at Wat Chalong Phuket

Wet & wild: Surviving Songkran with kids

Imagine telling your kids they’re going to attend a 68 million person strong waterfight! Then imagine them stockpiling enough watery weaponry to arm a small country (Insert  the twangy guitars and whistles of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ theme music here). Welcome to the wet and wild world of Songkran with kids. We’re lucky enough to […] Read more…

Creepy Crawly cookies for Halloween

Creepy crawly cookies & a Halloween movie marathon

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky … not unlike their quasi-Goth mama! I’m talking of course about my gruesome twosome, Raffles and Sugarpuff! Halloween is on it’s way and the kids are excited. They are so busy prepping for all the ghoulish excitement, they have decided to countdown to the nefarious […] Read more…

zongzi at Cabramatta Moon festival

Illawarra Fly me to the Moon Festival

There’s nothing quite like a highland fling, especially when said flinging is flung amongst the treetops. We’re in the Southern Highlands at Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk – a suspended, cantilevered one way ticket to vertigoland. And it’s raining. A lot. But worry not because we’ve got a couple of oversized garbage bags to protect us […] Read more…

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