Adding more life to my years

Birthdays are a good time to take stock of things. And to drink champagne. This week, out in the outback where there is not much to do other than 4WD along river beds, swim in waterholes, take long bush walks and drink in outback pubs (as in, some of my favourite things to do) – […]

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Just another week in SA

I must have displeased the gods last week with my smug self righteousness about all the sleep I was getting. Because this week they tried to blow us off a cliff in the middle of the night. Apart from that, a pretty uneventful week of beaches, oysters, prosecco, crab fishing, sand dunes, 4WDing. Same old, […]

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Recovering lawyer in search of wine and sleep

Six weeks in and I have just about caught up on a decade worth of sleep and discovered even more of an appreciation for wine. Turns out I wasn’t a lawyer with a drinking problem – I was a wine fan with a lawyer problem. Oh, and we saw dolphins. Up close. (And just as […]

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And now back to all of the wine

  We hit the road the day after Australia Day (and our farewell Australia Day bbq). A little dusty but on a mission. The very first leg of our year long trip was Marrickville to Orange wineries (via a fancy road side eatery in Lithgow because our inner west ratbags hadn’t quite weaned themselves off […]

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Wine Island…need I say more?

A taxi. A plane. A shuttle. A boat. A bus….10 hours after leaving Sydney, I (with hubby and three kids in tow) arrived at a place I had thought must surely be a myth. A place of dreams…of wineries – so many wineries – and beaches. Oh yes, it exists. Waiheke (also known around these traps […]

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