Winter in Sydney – Biennale 2018

Notwithstanding the fact that right now it is absolutely bucketing down, Sydney generally puts on a pretty spectacular winter.  Still, even when it is grey and glum, there are some soul satisfying things to do in Sydney in winter. Like, the Sydney Biennale. For Mothers’ day, I managed to wrangle the family out into theContinue reading “Winter in Sydney – Biennale 2018”

Friendships and Farm Life

Sydney is famed for all manner of man-made icons.  The Harbour Bridge.  The Opera House.  Beautiful Blondes on Bondi Beach.   It is easy to forget, surrounded by buildings and busses and the bustle of city life, what really matters.  Food source for one.  Fresh air.  Friends. A farm stay experience, with five other families,Continue reading “Friendships and Farm Life”

Peace just outside of Sydney

Barely an hour’s drive north of Sydney lies the start of the central coast.   It is a beautiful part of the world, all surrounded by water – the open sea on one side and the canals and bays of  Brisbane Waters on the other.  The beaches are child friendly (mostly) and a great place forContinue reading “Peace just outside of Sydney”

Camping in the heart of Sydney on Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island, in the middle of Sydney Harbour, has had a diverse history in its time. Although today it plays host to happy campers and day trippers, it has done time as both a colonial penal establishment and Australia’s biggest shipyard. The island’s latest incarnation is an increasingly popular tourist destination, which blends its industrial heritageContinue reading “Camping in the heart of Sydney on Cockatoo Island”

Blue Mountain Weekend

I’d forgotten how gorgeous the Blue Mountains are. I haven’t been up there since before we had kids. Shameful, really, given it is only 90 minutes away. It’s a weird sort of bush, the dry, grey of the Eucalypts, but so serene and peaceful. The expanse of it is really what takes your breath away,Continue reading “Blue Mountain Weekend”