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back in sydney

7 May, 2017

A few months ago I spontaneously flew down to Sydney to visit my friend and her family for just under 24 hours. Whilst it was wonderful to see them, it left me with an overwhelming desire to visit again as soon as I could.  Unsurprisingly, taking a few days off work for a little personal trip is not exactly putting your best foot forward when you start a new job. So I waited the appropriate amount of time to maximise…

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spontaneous trips to sydney

5 February, 2017

Have you ever woke up and felt as though you want to jump on a plane and visit a new place, or some friends who you don’t get to see very often?  Well, I acted on that feeling last week.  One of my closest friends and her family moved to Sydney a few months ago for her husband’s work. With three children aged 3 and under (Olivia, my godson Hugo, and baby Millie), she is superwoman. Although we talk often via…

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melbourne adventures

1 January, 2017

Happy New Year everyone! What a massive year 2016 was – filled with change, challenges, and taking chances. I feel as though last year was filled with unexpected adventures and lessons, which continued until the very end. I’ve been wanting to visit Melbourne for so long that it had reached the point that is was ridiculous that I had never been. Even my father, who never goes anywhere, visited earlier in the year. Have you ever noticed that when things…

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gold coast food and wine tour

28 August, 2016

Living in a beautiful tourist destination is an interesting experience. Walking on stunning beaches, interacting with people from all over the world, offering to take a lot of pictures on iPads and never quite knowing what to expect every time I leave the house are just some of things that have become part of my daily life. The Gold Coast do lifestyle well. There are constantly events and shows happening, information is readily available about different adventures that you can go…

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less stressing, more blessing

1 January, 2016

Happy 2016!  What a magnificent, challenging, educational adventure the past year has been. And I have a feeling it’s only going to get better. In two weeks time I am moving to the Gold Coast to study my Master of Counselling.  I still haven’t quite got my head around what this is going to entail. But hey, that’s part of the adventure, right?  I am exceedingly blessed to have a fabulous Aunty at the Gold Coast already who I am going to live with. And…

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top 5 things to do in adelaide

16 November, 2015

  You can do a lot in three days. Especially when you are travelling and have a healthy disregard for the need to rest. My time in Adelaide proved that. I feel that my friend and I did not stop from the time we landed until we took off again. Plus, hiring a car gave us an immense amount of freedom to just explore.  Both of us had done a bit of research about Adelaide before we arrived so that we had…

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why adelaide

7 November, 2015

I am ashamed to admit that I have travelled shockingly little of Australia outside of Queensland. Apart from a a few visits to Canberra and a drive to Dubbo to visit the Western Planes Zoo when I was in primary school, I have yet to venture to most other parts. Whilst Sydney and probably more so Melbourne have always been destinations that I have wanted to visit, somehow I have not actually gotten my act together to actually book flights.…

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using airbnb

6 November, 2015

I am a big fan of Airbnb. I love the whole concept of actually living like a local, being able to embrace the culture and make new friends.  It’s economical, you have more control over the type of accommodation you have (single room, whole unit, house, mansion, cave, treehouse) and you often get great tips about where you are staying from people who know what they are talking about and not working on commission.  Besides, how many other ways could you…

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