A Day at the Royal Easter Show

Carnival

My older children will be quick to tell you they had a deprived childhood because unlike other families, every Easter they weren’t taken to the Royal Easter Show. We did go once or twice but as it is often crowded and as some children like to run away, be difficult, fight with their sister, have […]

Things To Do In Sydney That Are Free

Ginger Meggs Park

With the school holidays on the horizon and families needing to find funds for entertainment and activities, many mums and dads are trying to find ways to entertain kids without dipping into the piggy bank. Today I discovered a bush walk in Hornsby that is central to most parts of Sydney, is very scenic, is […]

Win Tickets to the Easter Show

Animal Farm Exhibit

Sydney’s Royal Easter Show is Australia’s largest annual event and this year, in its two-week season, is expected to attract around a million visitors. The Royal Easter Show was started by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) in 1823 and for nearly 200 years, has been the darling of Sydney’s events. RAS is a […]

Northbridge Baths

50-metres is further than you think.

Do you remember my friend, Mr Competitive?  Well he surfaces again because a couple of days ago he frantically phoned and asked if the little guy and I were available for a spot of swimming. And I was highly suspicious.  Because Mr Competitive runs a swimming club and I just knew he didn’t have anything […]

Champagne Bay, Santo, Vanuatu

Stunning

When tourists come to Santo, the one place they want to go is Champagne Bay. Just a 40-minute drive from Luganville it is arguably one of the prettiest beaches in the world.  It has all those ingredients everyone is looking for; warm turquoise waters, white sand, tropical fish, a coral reef, together with that feeling […]

Diving the SS President Coolidge

Put down that gun

Espiritu Santo played an enormously significant role during WWII yet somehow it seems its role was very much swept under the rug and only now is the island becoming known for its contribution to the Allied Forces. As mentioned in my post on Million Dollar Point, Santo was the USA’s largest army base during WWII. […]

Santo Horse Adventures, Vanuatu

And the heavens open

There’s something about seeing a brochure or an ad on TV where there are people riding horses through waist-deep water on the beach that makes you feel that would be one of the best experiences in the world. When we went to Espiritu Santo we weren’t sure if you could ride horses but we quickly […]

Port Olry, Santo, Vanuatu

Stunning

There’s a road that takes you up the coast of Espiritu Santo.  It’s the main road and it was a dirt road until 2011 when it was finally tar-sealed.  At a certainly point you get to the end of the road and that ‘end’ is Port Olry. Port Olry is a French-speaking village situated on […]

Velit Bay, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu

An incredible view

Just a half-hour drive from Luganville is Velit Bay, a property set on 1600 acres in a horseshoe-shaped bay. From the town of Luganville you drive along the coast road for around half an hour and when you see the sign, turn off and in front of you will be one of the best views […]

Million Dollar Point, Santo, Vanuatu

Little huts provide shelter

It was suggested to us that while in Santo we should visit Million Dollar Point.  I thought it was just another beach and had no idea of the historical significance of the beach that at the end of WWII became known as Million Dollar Point. During World War II, Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu was the […]