Sydney – VIVID

Paris may very well be called the city of lights and that is all fine and good but move over Paris – there is a worthy contender for your title. Year on year the VIVID festival is bigger, better and adding new attractions, subtracting some others. My kids love it. If you are from out of town…

Taronga Zoo Sydney with the best views you can find. 

Taronga Zoo happens to be on our doorstep so we visit a lot. We have an annual membership and we get there as much as we can throughout the year. It’s a great place to entertain toddlers and pre-schoolers. It is a great afternoon treat for school age. For adults, there is the mesmerising Sydney…

Nippers, Part of Aussie Life

I hope that by writing about Australian culture it will help people to understand a little about what makes Australia unique and truly wonderful. Aussie Culture Being a young country, but old country we have lots to be proud of. Australia was inhabited by the English in 1788. 1,530 people arrived and settled in what…

VIVID Sydney 2016, Botanic Gardens 

I’ve already reviewed Taronga Zoo’s VIVID display for this year and the other addition to the VIVID family this year is the Botanic Gardens. It’s a big year for the Botanic Gardens as they are celebrating their 200th birthday. How fabulous is that? 200 years ago someone decided we needed this amazing space and it’s…

Pilu, Somewhere on the Northern Beaches

Pilu is one of those places that makes your life better. Sardinian-born Chef Giovanni Pilu and his wife Marilyn,  opened the doors of Pilu in 2004. They have earned two Chefs Hats by the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide. (Michelin star ratings don’t exist in Australia) The restaurant’s location is that of the first…

Australia in two weeks

So you have two weeks and you’re coming to Australia? Where should you go and what should you see? Contiki Europe offer a 12 or 14 day highlight tour. The equivalent in the USA doesn’t exist as the country is broken into east, west and south because the size is just too much to see…

Scuplture by the sea, Sydney

Every year the coastline between Bondi and Tamarama becomes an outdoor art exhibition. Sculpture by the Sea is a lovely family outing with all ages. What better way to showcase art than the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean? It’s an adult outing that kids can part take in. Sculpture by the Sea has grown in recent…