8 Noosa holiday tips for the exhausted or lazy.

I’ve written about what to do in Noosa if it’s raining, what it’s like in the Noosa Everglades and the unbridled joys of over-holidaying. But it’s time to bring on a bit of realism and talk about what you should do in Noosa if you’re exhausted, really lazy or just prefer to expend as little … Continue reading 8 Noosa holiday tips for the exhausted or lazy.

Camping with kids is better with friends and their kids.

School holiday camping trips are a rite of passage for children and parents alike. For the kids, it's what memories are made of- sleeping in the Great Outdoors and eating sausages for days. For parents, it's an exercise in not committing infanticide while attempting to relax whilst covered in sand and/or dirt.   We've just returned … Continue reading Camping with kids is better with friends and their kids.

The day we broke our house.

Warning: contains the odd f-bomb. Okay, the title is misleading in by 'house' I mean campertrailer and by 'broke' I mean completely fucked. But what's a camping story without a few anecdotes of how it was all a bit awful so that all the non-camping folk can feel better about staying in a 3 and … Continue reading The day we broke our house.

Easter Camping with Children: The Pros and Cons.

We staycationed these Easter school holidays. The idea of overpriced and crowded accommodation, traffic jams and unrealistic expectations of a relaxing holiday with the kids have scarred us to the point where staying at home seemed like the most nurturing option. It wasn't always like this though. We used to be HUGE camping at Easter advocates. But … Continue reading Easter Camping with Children: The Pros and Cons.

14 hours in Tokyo, a fight and a dog poo.

Warning: This contains swear words Every couple who has ever travelled together abroad will have had a Separate Planes moment. It's the one where, incapable of dealing with the language barrier or ridiculously complicated transport system or simply because you've been in each other's pockets for a really long time, someone calls it: "You go … Continue reading 14 hours in Tokyo, a fight and a dog poo.

Why one of the best ski resorts in the world is not going to make me a better skier (clearly my children’s fault).

We hit the snowy slopes of Niseko, Japan, in a ski resort called Hirafu a few weeks ago. I said 'hit' there like I carved out my name in calligraphy in the snow whilst in my snow-goddess Winter of '16 Louis Vuitton outfit, hair fluttering from beneath my chic helmet and lips pink from freshly … Continue reading Why one of the best ski resorts in the world is not going to make me a better skier (clearly my children’s fault).

Japan Report Card

In Year 7 of high school I failed a subject: Japanese. It was the only subject I ever failed in my educational career (though I walked on a philosophical knife's edge when I attempted  Existential Literary Arse-Cramp 101 at uni). So I suppose it's ironic or perhaps just fitting that on our ski trip to … Continue reading Japan Report Card