Castles of South Wales and One Ringer

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I guess I have 2 homes – my current Aussie home and my Welsh home where I grew up. Being 4 years since my last visit, a trip to my home in South Wales was well over due, so I decided to brave the British Winter and go home for Christmas. I invited Ian to come with me, so he could experience a “real” Christmas.  Being hot in Sydney, this … Continue reading

#8 SydneySider – Moon Festival Cabramatta

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There are many reasons why I love living in Sydney and ended up calling it my home.  Firstly, is how multi-cultural this city is and secondly, throughout the year Sydney puts on some amazing free festivals. Since I have known Ian he has been talking about the Moon Festival at Cabramatta.  Not because of the muli-cultural aspect, oh no, but the fact he won a prawn peeling contest one year … Continue reading

Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

I have travelled in 201 countries and the strangest thing I’ve seen was Man.

Robert Ripley sounds like he would have been a very interesting man of his time. He travelled the world seeking out all the strange and wonderful oddities that it contained. Can you imagine what the world would have looked like in the 1920s? Ripley would have seen things that would have blown your mind.  I just love his quote: “I have travelled in 201 countries including Hell (Norway), and the … Continue reading

Howling Dog Sledding

In Dog Sleigh

When I knew I was coming to Canada, I started researching what to do and the first thing that jumped out at me was dog sledding. Therefore on discovering I could do it from Banff, it was a no brainer and I signed up. Luck was certainly on our side since it was the last trip of the season. On arrival to our sledding trip, we soon discovered why they … Continue reading

Easter in The Rockies

Rockies Winter Wonderland

When I think of Canada, I think tall fir trees, beautiful lakes, mountains and obviously lots of snow in winter.  Saskatoon shattered that picture perfect image of Canada that was floating around in my little head.  Maybe I am as naive as those stoopid tourists that come to Australia and expect Skippy to be jumping down the main street.  Therefore, over Easter, my friend and I decide to escape the prairies, … Continue reading