It's getting on to a full year since we bought Wyuna, our house in Barney View. We've tried to get there (we still live, just, in Upper Mount Gravatt, the suburb of Brisbane) as much as we could, spending most weekends and even occasionally full weeks, at Easter and school holidays in summer, but as… Continue reading A New Year, a new plan
The Road to Sydney
Day 1: Brisbane to Coffs Harbour Christmas was but a distant memory when we set off early on Boxing Day on a long-planned road trip subsequently dubbed ‘Australia: it’s a bloody long way’ after a fridge magnet we bought in - spoiler alert - the souvenir shop at the base of Sydney Tower on this… Continue reading The Road to Sydney
We had big plans for all the things we’d get done over our Christmas break but in reality we didn’t do very much at all….. and it was blissful. Even more than usual, I was feeling frayed and exhausted by the end of the year and ten days of doing not much interspersed with a… Continue reading Progress Report
We’ve done quite a few repairs on our house this year: new gutters, roof repairs, getting the outside painted and, of course, the possum proofing. It’s been the proverbial money pit. Even still there are things that you put up with, like the windows that don’t close properly and the old paint job. Once you realise that… Continue reading HelpX Experiment
We've arrived at the not so fun part of our plans. Apparently day dreaming of all the wonderful experiences we're going to have isn't actually going to get us very far. There's the tedious, the painful and the slightly scary that needs to be accomplished first. Our current pain is passports. I've just returned from… Continue reading Passport Pain
Our Friends the World Travellers
My wife follows all these travel writers on facebook and WordPress. That’s nice. One day exactly a month ago I came home from work all grumpy and middle-aged. “Do you mind if these people stay with us for a night?” she asked me. That obviously depends on who these people are, I said. Actually it… Continue reading Our Friends the World Travellers
Happy Anniversary Ralph
"Would you like to come back to the Gallery for a cup of tea?" Ralph asked as we were zipping up our jackets and about to head out into the cold Irish winter night after being politely told it was closing time by the owner. Lex and I looked at each other perplexed and amused.… Continue reading Happy Anniversary Ralph
Boys room finished!
We finished most on the work on these a few months ago but have been slowly putting on the finishing touches. It's actually quite amazing that I managed to take these photos of a (relatively) tidy room as five minutes after these were taken there 4 kids in here jumping on beds and pulling everything… Continue reading Boys room finished!
Things that have happened…..
since I last blogged!I cut off all my hair -really short. Not a fan of selfies so you'll have to wait till I have a decent picture. Emergency earring shopping session Discovered you need earrings and makeup when you have short hair so that you don't look like a boyFinished the boys' bedroom over the Christmas holidays… Continue reading Things that have happened…..
Lost World Weekend
via Worendo.comI promised to reveal the most beautiful countryside in south east Qld and here it is: The Lost World Valley. Even the name is wonderful. It perfectly describes how you feel when you arrive at Worendo cottages: removed from the real world as time slows down.We stayed in the Wild Lime cottage which is… Continue reading Lost World Weekend