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.
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
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
Warning: This post contains many varied swear words. My husband and I have fought about some pretty inane things over the last eight years of marriage. Our dalliances in the world of verbal sparring have increased since having children with the added dimension of ‘silent treatment’ and the phrase which hitherto I’d only used as … Continue reading How We Learnt to Fight More Effectively In Our Marriage.
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.
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.
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.