Princess for a weekend at the Langham Melbourne

The chocolate fountain drips its bounty of sweet temptation.  Nearby are placed a bowl of marshmallows ready to be dipped into the molten deliciousness.  It is breakfast and we are staying at the Langham Hotel in Melbourne.  A flagship destination for Melbournians wanting a decadent and luxurious experience – The Langham’s Melba Restaurant is popular…

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…

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…

Fun4Kids – Family festival on the Great Ocean Road Giveaway

The winter school holidays are coming and the Great Ocean Road town of Warrnambool is the place to be at the Fun4Kids festival.    Fun4Kids 2017 boasts a great line-up of performers including Giggle’s best buddy Jimmy Giggle.  Also in the line up are Frank Woodley, Trolls, Lah Lah’s Big Live Band, TheSnor’s Travelling Circus, The…