A picnic by the river

A picnic by the river

The other week Adam and I took a drive south to Albury, on the New South Wales / Victorian border.  Our purpose was to scout out a baby superstore to start to get our heads around just what we’ll need when our little person arrives in September.

It turned into though, the most wonderful day out – complete with a picnic dinner on the banks of the Murray River…

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A morning on Mt Glorious

A morning on Mt Glorious

First of all, I just wanted to say a big thank-you for all of you who got in touch last week to wish me well.  I really appreciate your kind words and they did wonders while I was  feeling rather poorly.

Today I want to take you to a stunning spot, just outside of Brisbane.  I mentioned my little trip to Mt Glorious the other day on the blog and I’m still thinking about the few hours I spent enclosed in misty forest…

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A day in Bewdley

A day in Bewdley

Wagga Wagga is in the midst of a heatwave at the moment.  We had three consecutive days above 40ºC (104ºF) last week and after a few days ‘respite’ (35ºC and 32ºC respectively) the rest of this week is set to stick in the high 30s and low 40s.

I don’t particularly enjoy that sort of extreme heat.  Warm is lovely… but at the moment it’s just downright ridiculous! It’s making me crave the cool, damp days we had back in England just a few short weeks ago…

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Local life: A Sunday at The Sir George

Local life: A Sunday at The Sir George

For many years, the little town of Jugiong has been a favourite rest stop of mine on the Hume Highway.  Roughly half way between Wagga Wagga and Canberra, I often treat myself to a coffee and a browse around Long Track Pantry, en route to visit my brother, who lives in the A.C.T.

Last year through Instagram I discovered the old pub a few doors up from Long Track was being renovated. Living in Worcestershire at the time made it a little hard to visit, but as soon as Adam and I returned from England, The Sir George, was added to my list of places to explore.

A couple of weekends ago, Adam and I decided to organise a rendezvous with my brother in Jugiong for Sunday lunch so we could check out The Sir George for ourselves…

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Whitsunday wanderings

Whitsunday wanderings

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Queensland was a day spent at Whitehaven Beach.

Whitehaven, on Whitsunday Island, has some of the purest silica sands in the world and the beach is regularly rated as one of the top 10 around the world.

I’ve visited Whitehaven a few times before, but this is place I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of visiting…

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The Eden Project

The Eden Project

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ve probably picked up that I’m a bit of a fan of the outdoors and trees and flowers and just the general beauty of nature.

The Eden Project has been on my ‘England bucket list’ for quite some time now, so I was thrilled when it was decided a day trip would be taken to the site as part of a recent long weekend in Cornwall…

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