family activities

Australia: Family Style

May 26, 2010
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Earlier this week I launched my new website Autralia: Family Style.  It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time, so I’m really excited to see it come to fruition. Australia: Family Style was borne out of my own family’s love of travelling around Australia and my frustration at having to scour dozens [...]

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Road Trip Tips

October 7, 2009
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Our recent road trip up to the Coffs Coast involved nearly 3,000 km (about 1,860 miles) of driving.  That doesn’t include sightseeing once we got there.  All in all we spent a good 2 1/2 days in the car each way.  I knew the road trip would be tough on the kids.  We have a [...]

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Weekend Reading

August 22, 2009
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This weekend we’re off on a roadtrip. Not too long this time; only a couple of hours each way, down to my folks in Western Victoria. The kids are well used to this trip and have planned what they want to take to make the journey pass more quickly – iPods, drink bottles, a toy [...]

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A Day Out with Dali

August 6, 2009
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Salvadore Dali is one of The Thinker’s favourite artists, so he was very excited to see the National Gallery of Victoria’s Liquid Desire Exhibition advertised earlier this year.  Last Sunday we finally decided to visit the Big Smoke and check out the exhibition for ourselves. Getting There Parking at the Gallery was super easy via [...]

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Fairy Park, Anakie

July 30, 2009
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A couple of weekends ago we got to play tour guides for The Thinker’s brother and his family when they came to stay for a few days.  They live overseas and haven’t been in our neck of the woods for around 10 years. The choice for the boys was easy – off to the footy.  [...]

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A day at the beach

June 26, 2009
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Photos by Leanne Nelson A couple of weeks ago I decided to shut the door on the housework, packed Little Mermaid, a snack and my camera and headed down to the beach for the day. We were all rugged up as the weather was looking typically winterish. It turned out to be a beautiful day, [...]

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