Pemberley Grange, Broke – Hunter Valley Accommodation For Lovers Of The Countryside

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I cannot tell a lie, the highlight of my stay at Pemberley Grange was meeting these three little guys. They're miniature donkeys, and yes they are young but fully grown at this cute size. Sweet! … [Read more...]

Four Lovely Wineries in Broke Fordwich in The Upper Hunter Valley – A Beginners’ Guide

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  We all love our children, but isn't it sometimes  refreshing to have an adults-only break? The Hunter Valley is a perfect easy getaway for Sydney mums and dads. I was a bit of a vineyard virgin … [Read more...]

Broke Fordwich Wine Country In The Upper Hunter Valley- Seven Tips For Planning A Trip

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It's rural and rustic, simpler and slower, authentic and highly appealing to Sydneysiders and others looking for a country escape from the city. Broke Fordwich in the Upper Hunter Valley is a very … [Read more...]

Thirroul Beach, Olympic Pool and Playground – Sydney Getaways


Here's some weekend away inspiration from my friend, food blogger and humourist Charlie Louie of Hotly Spiced. Thanks Charlie for your  introduction to this South Coasy seaside town, sounds great … [Read more...]

25 Things To Do In Jervis Bay With Kids


Winter, spring, summer, autumn, there's always heaps to do with the family down at Jervis Bay, just three hours south of Sydney. If you're heading down to Jervis Bay, here's my collection of great … [Read more...]

Going Down! The Scenic Cableway at Katoomba’s Scenic World

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Hang onto your hats, and your tummies too! The Scenic Cableway at Scenic World is seriously steep, and although this is the last blog post in the Scenic World series, don't think the ride is any less … [Read more...]

The Scenic Railway, Katoomba in The Blue Mountains – A Must-See For Tourists, Sydney Locals.. And Us!


Yes, it really is the steepest railway in the world. And here are the photos to prove it! The Scenic Railway at Scenic World in Katoomba, up in the very beautiful Blue Mountains, genuinely is a … [Read more...]

Introducing My First Blog Sponsor – Scenic World, Katoomba In The Blue Mountains

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Good morning! I'm thrilled to report that this blog has its first ever major sponsor, the Blue Mountain's premier tourist attraction, Scenic World. During the holidays, three of my boisterous … [Read more...]

AMBA NSW, The Carrington Hotel Katoomba, + Plans Going Awry


Well, the PLAN had been to write a good, long post about that grande old dame, the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba. I stayed there last Friday night, as a guest of the NSW Branch of the Australian … [Read more...]

Murray’s Beach at Jervis Bay – And The Shark That Got Away


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BIG4 Valley Vineyard Tourist Park in NSW’s Hunter Valley – Our Family Review

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Who loves a wee trip to the Hunter Valley?   Me too!! Here's where we stayed the last time, I'd call it a camp site but of course it isn't really that at all.  There are heaps of different types … [Read more...]

Huskisson Triathlon Festival – Ocean Swim Classic 1km

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We'd booked ahead to avoid disappointment, and avoid it we did. Myself and Minnie The Minx and I whizzed down to Huskisson a couple of weeks ago for the 1km Ocean Swim Classic. That's just one of the … [Read more...]

Christmas Lights Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens – 2012 Photos


Equally as spectacular in 2012 as they were in 2011! My twins insisted on going back to see the lovely Christmas Lights at Hunter Valley Gardens and I was very happy to take them. … [Read more...]

On The Road With A Jucy Campervan + The Kids


In search of a bit of pre-Christmas simplicity and to escape the maddening shopping crowds, we're on a wee road trip. And I see I'm not alone in that search for a bit of slowness at the moment. I … [Read more...]

More Dangerous But Fun- Jumping off Moona Moona Creek Bridge

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So this summer we've all been at it, leaping with gay abandon off this bridge into the creek below. Is anything more fun in this entire universe? Bridge jumping is an activity which has stood … [Read more...]

Jervis Bay Family Fun- Boat Trip Around the Bay


As a briny old seadog from way back, I'm always over the moon to be out at sea. The Intn'l Man of Mystery, however, gets shockingly seasick.  So the day he and Teen14 went to Sydney to see the … [Read more...]

Welcome New Readers!!

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Hello there to all the new visitors who are finding this blog via Google search.  It must be the public holidays, with lots of families looking for fun places to go and checking facts on great … [Read more...]

An Irish Breakfast- at Harrigans Pub in The Hunter Valley

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We do love a buffet breakfast.  And the twins were over the moon to try an Irish breakfast when we stayed at Harrigans Irish Pub in the Hunter Valley. Me too. Mine is the plate of tomatoes, … [Read more...]

The Twins Review – Harrigans Irish Pub + Acomodation

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Oh happy days! I do just love getting away from home.  Love leaving and then adore getting back. As a single young slapper I zoomed all over the place, most exotic perhaps was the scuba diving off … [Read more...]

Family Fun at Jervis Bay – Moona Moona Creek, Huskisson


Families with young children listen up! Quick, grab your buckets and spades and dash to the car. Drive immediately to Moona Moona Creek.  You won't regret it! For at Moona Moona Creek, you will … [Read more...]

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