Four Must-Have Games For Your Easter Family Holiday.

Easter is only a few short weeks away and while most of us will holiday during that time, it comes with the rite of passage most adventurous parents will partake in at least once in their caregiving career: the camp trip. I've covered this topic on a number of occasions, but never the dreaded bit … Continue reading Four Must-Have Games For Your Easter Family Holiday.

Five Child-Friendly Activities in the Gympie Area

Poor Gympie, always getting the rough end of the holidaying stick from its pretty blonde-haired Sunshine Coast cousins: Noosa and Rainbow Beach. An old gold mining town with little sex appeal apart from its plethora of farming machinery stores and The G Spot (the town's adult shop), it's reputation was not improved in our household when … Continue reading Five Child-Friendly Activities in the Gympie Area

Family Camping at the 9 Mile Cobb and Co Campground

Remember those camping virgins we went to Kenilworth with, hoping to laugh at all their stupid first time camping mistakes only to completely cock up our own camp site? Aah yes, good times, good times. Well not long after that when they proved they weren’t completely useless, we went on another weekend camp trip to … Continue reading Family Camping at the 9 Mile Cobb and Co Campground

Australian History Hilarious? A Review of ‘Girt’ and Eliza Fraser.

I used to teach early 1900s Australian history to thirteen year olds. Oft times it was difficult  to say who was more bored- me, wondering when the overloaded spit ball above a child’s head would succumb to gravity and fall  onto a desk… Or the students, whose hormonally overloaded brains wondered who the hell these … Continue reading Australian History Hilarious? A Review of ‘Girt’ and Eliza Fraser.

Eight Places To Be Romantic in Noosa

A friend sent me a link to the New Yorker’s Daily Shouts entitled “Valentine’s Day Poems for Married People” which I clicked on and felt in turns humoured and a little sad. Don’t get me wrong, I have a long affinity with hating Valentine’s Day. I blame high school where I was never one of … Continue reading Eight Places To Be Romantic in Noosa

Day tripping to Harry’s Hut.

Aah day trips. Didn't you love them as a kid? Hours in a hot car, forced to listen to a parent picked radio station whilst you fought bitterly with your sibling in the back seat? All in the name of family togetherness? Good times... Such. Good. Bloody. Times. It all started out quite well with an … Continue reading Day tripping to Harry’s Hut.

12 Ways to Piss Off Everyone You’ve Ever Known Over the Holiday Season.

Oh the holidays- time for togetherness and family, friends and good times. It all starts off quite well until about Day 4 when the bloating and the sunburn and the odd hangover of note turns that blessed time into a foray of  snippiness and rolled eyes behind pissed off backs. Forget racist/sexist/homophobic comments or adults … Continue reading 12 Ways to Piss Off Everyone You’ve Ever Known Over the Holiday Season.