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A FEW MORE FROM ACROSS THE DITCH

I’m not totally sure how it’s November already. If anyone has any clues, let me know. These pics are a couple of months old now, but better late than never – which is the pile mostView full post »

ONE FROM NEW ZEALAND

So New Zealand might just be the most spectacular place in the known universe. Every time we toss up the ‘next trip’ Rob suggests New Zealand, and every time I say something obnoxiousView full post »

WEEKEND IN ROCKY

We spent a brilliant long weekend in Rockhampton, which is one of Queensland’s least desirable holiday destinations. Forty kilometers inland from the central coast, Rocky is a road-trip overnighterView full post »

SAPA (THE LESS MUDDY DAY)

I was reluctant to visit Sapa. For all the obvious taking-myself-too-seriously reasons. I try not to be one of those tourists who says a place is ruined by tourists, but, you know. I wanted to walkView full post »

HELLO AGAIN

I use a stack of faulty photography postcards for my to-do lists. Each morning I copy over the tasks that haven’t been crossed off from the day before – and sure enough “forView full post »

OH HANOI | PART 2

I eat a lot of pho in Melbourne. This city flirts with pork sliders, Huxtaburgers and potatoes-cooked-in-their-own-dirt, but it is married to a steaming hot bowl of pho bo. There are two excellentView full post »

HAPPY EASTER (OR LONG WEEKEND)

While we tend to err on the side of the agnostics, I love Easter. It’s always a ‘press pause’ weekend for our family – a chance to hang out and binge eat without all theView full post »

OH, HANOI | PART 1

I first visited Vietnam in 06/07, and decided then that Hanoi was my favourite spot. It’s hard to say whether this was the city itself, or that I was in bed with food poisoning for most of HCMCView full post »

MERRI CREEK

I used to whinge about the weather in Melbourne, until I visited pretty much anywhere else. We have it good. And if you want to see the best of it, come in April. I spent yesterday on Merri CreekView full post »

This could be worse | Sapa

I’m writing this with a glass of Sangiovese in my hand, in front of an open fire, wearing every item of clothing I have with me. It’s freezing! We’re enjoying a little luxury on aView full post »

Hello from Hanoi!

Instagram I never got around to mentioning it on the blog, but hello from Vietnam! I’m here for the next few weeks with three hilarious friends, eating our way South. I don’t have myView full post »

NOT OUR BEST DECISION | DUBROVNIK

I’m in the process of culling our Dubrovnik shots (approx. one century behind), and remembered this iPhone gem. It’s terrible and completely unflattering, but in my world funny beats vanity. EveryView full post »

MILESTONES AND UGLY TEARS

Oil painting by my very talented Nan. It’s the colours of home. It has been a huge few weeks. I got home last night just as the sun set, and immediately curled into bed. I was so grateful IView full post »

HONG KONG FLOWER + BIRD MARKET

The Hong Kong Flower and Bird Market is buried in the Kau Tsim Mong District of Kowloon, a leafy little corner surrounded by sports stadiums and indistinguishable apartment buildings. The flowerView full post »