Visiting the Redwood forest in Warburton Victoria

An hour and a half from Melbourne, just past the alpine hamlet of Warburton is a the East Warburton Redwood Forest.   The fifteen hundred or so eighty year old the trees (a few fifty metres tall) if not quite as impressive as their cousins in California are impressive enough.  The cool shade of this…

Rodan and Fields Giveway

Today’s giveaway is personal.  I’ve run many giveaways for other companies – this giveaway is direct from me – in honour of launching my new business.  The United State’s number one skincare range – Rodan and Fields just launched in Australia.  I have heard many, many positive things from my United States medical colleagues about…

Cruising to Papua New Guinea with P and O

We saw whales on our first morning aboard.  Dining on a continental breakfast of croissants while enjoying the sunshine (goodbye Melbourne’s winter!) we spotted humpback whales surfacing and spouting port side.  It was an auspicious start to a family trip with a difference – visiting Australia’s northern neighbour Papua New Guinea with our three children…

Visiting Adelaide with Kids

Think Adelaide is just a romantic foodie getaway for loved up Millenials?  Think again.   A recent trip to Adelaide with our three kids showed us that there is plenty to keep the kids entertained in South Australia’s capital. Key places of interest (1) Haigh’s Chocolates Tours of Haigh’s Chocolate factory are free (although they…

Visiting Australia’s biggest kids festival. Fun 4 Kids.

  Warrnambool is an great family vacay destination in itself.  Located on Victoria’s spectacular Great Ocean Road and with pods of Southern Right Whales viewable from the beach there are some strong natural drawcords.  Every July though, during the winter school holidays scores of families converge for Fun 4 Kids – Australia’s largest kids festival.…

Disney on Ice presents Frozen review

Throngs of mini Elsa’s in aqua frocks flocked to Melbourne’s Hisense Arena last night for the opening of Disney on Ice presents Frozen.  Myself and my very own Elsa were fortunate enough to be among them.  Commencing with a role call of Disney’s who’s who – Mickey and Minney, Nemo, Ariel and more carving it…

The 2017 Melbourne Winter School Holidays guide

They’re here!  Melbourne’s chilly winter school holidays.  Thankfully there is loads to do to keep the kids entertained. Bug Lab; Little Bugs Super Powers at the Melbourne Museum Instil a sense of wonder in nature at Bug Lab, newly opened at the Melbourne Museum.  This  interactive exhibition features six large-scale bugs – Orchid Mantis, Bombardier Beetle, Jewel…