• Opals

    Opals Chris has always been a rockhound (my wedding present to him was a geological hammer!), so when I asked what he’d like me to bring him back from Australia as a souvenir, he said he’d love a small piece rough opal, if that were possible. Australia is the world’s...


  • Wild Life

    Bushwalking – Part Two Our second bushwalk was at Lane Cove National Park. The first bushwalk at Ball’s Head, which I described in a previous blog post, had been amazing, and I was in for another wonderful treat. The Park is much larger than Ball’s Head and we were spoilt...


  • Food Interlude

    Food Interlude Time for a quick break from the travelogs for a look at Australian food. I’m not a foodie by any means, and the only restaurant Caiti and I went to was McDo’s, but I did get to try some of the local delicacies. I’d had no idea banana...


  • Bushwalking 1

    Bushwalking – Part One Bushwalking is what Australians call walking in natural areas, whether it’s along a trail in an urban park or forest, or way out in the middle of nowhere. It’s the same as what British people would call hiking or rambling, but in quite different scenery. Caiti...


  • Wild Life

    Wild Life After our visit to Sea Life, which I described in my previous blog post, we paused only for some sandwiches, cakes and hot chocolate in the aquarium’s café before hitting Wild Life, a small zoo in the same building. Oh, and I’d done a spot of shopping in...