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#Escapers15 – This is Queensland

From sizzling Singapore to the Sunshine State! #Escapers15 has seen all nine teams from around Asia Pacific Scoot in to Queensland in absolute style to continue our amazing race for the social media set. The overnight flight in Scoot’s ScootinSilence quiet zone not only meant loads of extra legroom but a blissfully peaceful flight, so we’re all pretty […] Read more…

The Three Sisters from Echo Point, Katoomba

Art attack on a Blue Mountains family break

No one could ever accuse my children of being unimaginative… peculiar, overly dramatic and eccentric most definitely, but not without creative flair. Especially when we travel as anything new seems to come with a bizarre bonus fictional narrative from both Raffles and Sugarpuff. Which is how we find ourselves descending into a thick fog of smoke […] Read more…

Kookaburra landing at Banjo's Bush Retreat

Digital Detoxing in the Hunter Valley

“Mama, what was it like in the olden days?” asks my soon to be e-bayed offspring. Geez. How old does this kid think I am? While searching the site for the best category to list him under and thinking about a fair “buy it now” price, I explain that when we weren’t saddling up our dinosaurs or […] 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…

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…

popcorn and family movies

Sydney family staycation

While Raffles and Sugarpuff’s recent bucket and spade lists were overflowing with exotic holiday ideas, our summer holiday budget does not really stretch to trekking the Amazon jungle in search of a tribe that is prepared to make Raffles their golden god, or to traipsing all the way to Japan just to buy Kit Kats. But […] Read more…

The boys with their hand made Aborignal spears at Blak Markets

Blak Markets at Bare Island Sydney

Raffles is pretty excited when we tell him we’re going to explore a real fort. When we add the bit about him making his very own weapon while he’s there, he’s just about ready to sign up for a job with Border Protection. I’m not sure he’d last long in the job though as he’s […] Read more…

Gelato at Dolcissimo

A Sydney culinary adventure

I’ve been doing this parenting gig long enough to know better than asking the kids what they’d like to do on the weekend.  The answer always ends up involving long distances and full bellies. Needless to say, I wasn’t at all surprised when I asked them where they’d like to head in the Ford Territory Titanium that we’re driving for the Voices of 2014 Paint the Town Ford Challenge, […] Read more…

Seafarers Bridge, South Wharf, Melbourne

Going glam with the fam in Melbourne

As mentioned in a recent post, the Eats Worlds have a bit of a thing for lovely Melbourne (which admittedly mostly involves consuming copious amounts of food). In that post I lamented (read: whinged about) the fact that a visit would be unlikely anytime soon and there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. But […] Read more…

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