The Great Mums-Only Surfing Adventure

I had intended to arrive at the beach early so I could lean on the hood of my (mum’s) car and feel the sea breeze ruffle my hair. I.

3 years ago

The Great Koala-Cuddling Expedition (At Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary)

There’s a faded old photo of me, aged four, cuddling a koala at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane. It was my first excursion without my parents, who had.

3 years ago

The Great Piglet-Feeding Duck-Cuddling Sheep-Racing Expedition (At Trevena Glen Farm)

It was yet-another dreary wet day in Brisbane, capital of Australia’s sunshine state. The trees were dripping, the grass sodden, the birds unusually quiet. In the calm between the.

3 years ago

The Great Kangaroo-Spotting Expedition

“We need to see a kangaroo while we’re in Australia,” I told my mum when we arrived at her place on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. “Miss M is Australian and.

3 years ago

Wowsers, THAT Was A Long And Bumpy Trip!

Sydney is much cheaper to fly to than Brisbane from Ho Chi Minh City. It’s also my baby sister’s current hometown. So it seemed only sensible to begin our.

3 years ago

I Sleep, You Sit: A Toddler’s Perspective On International Travel

“Tonight we are going to sleep on the plane,” I reminded Miss M this morning. “No,” she said forcefully. “I sleep. You sit. And then we see Nanna.” And.

3 years ago

Colours of Vietnam – Black

For some, black is an absence of colour. For others, it’s a backdrop to make colours pop. Black can be as mysterious and as beautiful as the night. Here.

3 years ago

Colours of Vietnam – Orange

Orange, the colour that inspired this series. This is what happened: We’d only been back in Vietnam a few weeks and we were still rediscovering Ho Chi Minh City..

3 years ago