A guide to wearing makeup in south east Asia

Makeup for Humidity Travelling to south east Asia is fabulous but when it’s over 80% humidity and your sweating like a boxer in the ring how do you keep your face on? Do you opt for nothing and then look like the ghost on Halloween night? I freeze with fear at the thought of my…

A guide to inflight beauty

Travelling might be an indulgence and a way to spoil yourself but sitting on a plane is most certainly not. Here are my tips for inflight beauty to ensure you can hit the ground looking like Posh Beckham and feeling well rested, hydrated and good to go.  Booking There is a flight daily out of…

Book Review – The Rules Do Not Apply, Ariel Levy

Having read Chris Kraus’ ‘I Love Dick’ – a cult feminist classic and been thoroughly disappointed there was little chance I would pull a book from the feminist stack for sometime. Somehow, this one crept through the ‘anti-feminist’ novels and I am glad to say it did. The book of choice The Rules Do Not…

Book Review – The Mountain Between Us, Charles Martin

As you know I flew to New York and despite all my own travel advice bought two books at the airport to read on the plane. Books I want to read on the plane are not books I want to read at home. At home I want to be challenged and entertained. On the plane…

Book Review – Lily and the Octopus, Steven Rowley.

Lily and the Octopus is not a book many will pick up. Steven Rowley writes like no-one has written previously. This is a book that will have you contemplating living and dying. IT will move you and challenge you. The characters (one being a dog) are delightfully developed and charmingly witty. The book of choice…

Splash Water Park Bali

If you are looking for something to do outside of your hotel or resort then one of the Beach Clubs is a good option. Finns Recreation Club is the family choice. You will be able to all enjoy yourselves with a day or half day at Finns. Location Splash Water Park is inside Finns Recreation…

Hiring a driver for exploring with kids in Bali

What to expect Exploring Bali as per your very own curated itinerary is easy and affordable to do. It is not unusual for a family vacation to hire a driver for the day or the week. An air-conditioned minivan will cost roughly $60 AUD = 625,000 IDR. The driver will collect you from your hotel…

Use the Airport VIP Service at Bali Airport (Denpasar)

Bali has a VIP service through international customs. If you have travelled to Bali previously you can arrive along with numerous other planes and there are two people to check everyone through customs. It takes a long time and travelling with children it can be trying.  This little trick is worth its weight in gold….

Melbourne, fun for the whole family.

Melbourne is constantly compared to Sydney. Which one is better? Which one has better restaurants? Better schools? Better attractions and so on and so forth. I really don’t get the need for a comparison. We don’t compare Paris to London. Yes, yes they are in the same country and so they shouldn’t be divided should…

Book review – Anything is Possible, Elizabeth Strout

The book of choice Anything is Possible, Elizabeth Strout Why this book? People Magazine published a list of books of 2017. This book was one of the books I could source in the large chain bookstore I visited – why do they only stock the dullest of literature? Click here for the link to the…

How to be the Easter Bunny when you are away?

I had a deprived childhood. ( I am joking)  We went camping every Easter and as such it was hard to have eggs as the melted. Which is fine really, we got one and Dad bought it the day before in the local town (granted there were some left) and we were sweet with that….

Bundeena – the best place to stay to see the Royal National Park

The second-oldest national park in the world, the Royal National Park is the oldest national park in Australia. Dependent upon what source you use, some claim the oldest is in Mongolia, dating back centuries and others claim that Yellowstone National Park in the USA is the oldest. The National Park as it was originally named…