Sabrina D'Angelo as Zen the Pigeon Girl.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is for kids too

It’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival time again and families with kids don’t have to miss out.  Darebin Arts is showcasing some left of centre comedic talent at the Northcote Town Hall during the festival.  We were fortunate enough today to be in the audience for a performance of “Zen the Pigeon Girl”.  A one woman…

The Australian Shark and Ray Centre

The Australian Shark and Ray Centre Melbourne.

Note:  We currently have a family pass up for grabs via our Facebook page.  Hop on over there to enter! This is one for the “Sweet! Wish this was around when I was a kid” files.  Recently the entire family (baby too) donned skin tight wetsuits to mingle with some amazing sharks and stingrays at…

Dad's garden

Time for this travel blogger to talk about “Home”

In my professional life I care for patients who grieve for their lost home. I care for asylum seekers who have been forced to flee their home, often leaving behind loved ones. The trauma these patients have experienced in the process of fleeing, and within Australian borders in detention stays with them, exacerbating their loss.…

Stand up paddle boarders, Ettalong

Visiting the NSW Central Coast with kids

I’ve been a huge fan of the NSW Central Coast since childhood when I spent summer weeks at my granparent’s beach shack.  In January we discovered a hidden nook of the Central Coast, Ettalong which earns two gold stars – one for being only an hours drive north of Sydney, and another for having possibly…

Little Lady Bub at Hippo Beach

Hippo Beach at Werribee Zoo.

  I was a little slow off the mark discovering the great new waterplay attraction at Werribee Open Range Zoo this summer – Hippo Beach.  So I am pumping this post out so that families can enjoy it before the weather cools. Hippo Beach, which is included in the general admission price at Werribee Zoo…