Sweet (Fortitude) Valley high

Sometimes I feel like I am turning beige with middle age. I wear a lot of stripes and pearls. I go to bed early and get excited about steamed vegetables. But then I went to Fortitude Valley in Brisbane and rediscovered the joy of reckless eating and drinking. My friends and I went up for […]

How to save money on car rentals in Sydney

Australia is a great holiday destination and Sydney is one of the most popular stop-off points for tourists. So if you are thinking of spending your next holiday in Sydney, here are 5 top tips to help you save some serious cash on the cost of car hire at Sydney airport. 1. Look for coupons […]

It’s raining events in Canberra

The capital city of Australia is much more than just politicians and diplomacy. Rather, this city is the middle ground between Melbourne and Sydney and has plenty of treats in store for visitors. During the cooler months of the Australian year, i.e. the months of June, July, and August, Canberra will surprise you with the […]

The truth about family holidays

My book club girls called me out on the fact that I only ever write about the good stuff that happens on trips so I am going to tell you about Part 2 of my Easter break: The Family Holiday. I haven’t spent a lot of time with small children, mostly because parents don’t let drunk […]

Pick your own in Bilpin NSW

There is nothing quite like flouncing around in an orchard, picking your own apples, pears and plums. My friend Holly’s family owns Pine Crest Orchard in Bilpin NSW and I had one of the funnest days ever running amok, picking their horticultural goodies and clambering down to their secret waterfall. Less fun was the large, […]

Lovebirds in South East Queensland: Things to do

Hey you fellow loved up cutie pies! With Valentine’s Day upon us we’re being bombarded with  ‘‘his’ and ‘her’ gift guides everywhere we go. How many of those gifts that you got from your exes ended up for re-sale on site like Gumtree (shh … I promise I won’t tell)? I always believe that going […]

Return to Fraser Island

I went to Fraser Island when I was about 14; an awkward teenager who wore a scratchy jumper that belonged to my Grandfather for five days straight. By the end of the trip, it reeked of campfire smoke and hormonal angst. I remember seeing sharks and turtles cruising the coastal gutter, swimming in the water […]

Wine land

If drinking wine was a sport, I would be a gold medallist. I am very, very good at it. That’s why I feel a deep yearning to go to wine mecca. In the same way marathon runners line up to get to Hawaii, wine lovers dream of South Australia. I have been to the Barossa and guzzled ballsy, old vine […]

Three incredible events in Australia


Australia is an amazing place where there’s always something to do. From live shows to sporting events, visitors and residents of this island-continent have a variety of choices when it comes to live events Racing Down Under The sport of champions has always been very popular in Australia. This is why so many people choose […]

Sydney Harbour Marriott review (with a happy ending)

So some of you may remember my man and I were having some, erm, issues; namely the fact that he is still married to someone else. It’s not as bad as it sounds (he’s separated) but after many wines and many tears, it can be confusing. I thought we’d broken up. He thought we were […]