Travel

The most incredible fresh sushi you'll ever find in Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

Lost in digestion // 24 hours in Tokyo

I’ve been in Shinjuku station for 60 minutes and I’ve been lost for 58 of them. It may be due to the fact that I’m enormously stupid or it may be because the station, Asia’s largest, is freakin’ enormous! So big that more 3,500,000 people spill from its 200 plus seemingly identical exits every day. […] 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…

A French Connection in l’île de Pins

The first thing we notice when we arrive at l’île de Pins? The water is blue. Retina searingly so! The second? Our daughter has a big thing for coconut. Big enough that we’re considering the need for some kind of tropical fruit rehab before she starts freebasing them. While Sugarpuff slurps on the first of […] Read more…

Oh! The places she will go with her gooie trolley bag!

Luggage love + a gooie giveaway

My kids have an obsession for luggage rivaled only by Kanye West’s for himself, and can often be found packing their bags in preparation for their next imaginary trip to wherever has taken their fancy that day. But while Raffles has already managed to acquire more luggage than the average touring drag queen in his short life, my […] Read more…

past posses of  cows eyeing us off suspiciously, to Old Bara - a sprawling working cattle farm and the guesthouse which will be our home for the next few days.

Moo Much Fun in Mudgee // Old Bara

Raffles and Sugarpuff love a road trip, and when that road trip comes with the promise of a farm stay at the other end, their excitment is off the scale. The only catch is that this particular driving holiday coincides with the youngest of said kids announcing that, “I’m never wearing nappies again”. Now let me tell […] Read more…

travel crazy kids

8 secrets for family holiday savings

*sponsored post Raffles and Sugarpuff have been getting their nag on quite a bit lately because it’s been six whole weeks since they’ve been on a holiday. While I’m thrilled that my tiny travel bugs love visiting new destinations and time on the road, as I’ve mentioned before, they don’t quite understand the logistical nightmare […] Read more…

Executive Chef and Izumi chef with Raffles on Radiance of the Seas

A floating feast // Radiance of the Seas

Our little sailors have taken to cruising like seagulls to chips. Speaking of chips, the food on board Radiance of the Seas is fantastic. All 70 tonnes of it. Which incidentally is about what I’ll weigh after our cruise! There are so many dining options to choose from, it’s easy to find something to float […] Read more…

Raffles Ioves Radiance of the Seas this much

High seas hi-jinks // Radiance of the Seas

“Avast me hearties, let’s commandeer the ice-cream machine” squeals rapscallion Raffles, as soon as we board Radiance of the Seas. His swashbuckling sibling, Sugarpuff, hearing only the words “ice” and “cream,” draws her imaginary cutlass in readiness to storm the soft-serve station with her roguish brother. I suspect my small scourges of the seven seas […] Read more…

Carnival Spirit docked at Circular Quay

Cruising with kids on Carnival Spirit

Raffles, Sugarpuff and I are sitting by the Harbour waving our old friend and resident megaship, Carnival Spirit, out of Sydney. It’s been a wee while since our clan of clowns ran away to join her cruising circus but watching folk frolicking merrily on deck as she sails gracefully away has us reminiscing about our own […] Read more…

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