Veggie Mama on the Road: The Spirit of Tasmania


This is a sponsored post for Spirit of Tasmania.  Q: What do you get when you cross two small children, one mum, and a giant ship that goes between Melbourne and Devonport, Tasmania? A: A bloody good time! Amid warnings of seasick nights, and my own apprehension about taking little kids to a fancy restaurant solo (twice!), there was plenty … [Read more...]

Travelling Solo with Kids

travelling with kids: Wanaka park

So next week I will be taking the girls (aged two and three) by myself on a little road trip to Tasmania. Veggie Dad has some other travel to do, so it will just be the girls and me, boarding the Spirit of Tasmania for some work I'm doing with them, and getting to know the only state in Australia I've never visited. I am super-excited, because … [Read more...]

Things to See + Do on the Sunshine Coast

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I lived on the Sunshine Coast for 12 years, and I never even meant to move there, or stay there long. I was at uni on the Gold Coast in 2002 and my mum had just moved to the Sunshine Coast. I visited a few times, and ended up packing my things and hanging out for a bit in between uni semesters. Three years later I met a boy, and we got married, and … [Read more...]

A stroll down memory lane


In April 1980, one small girl child was born to a couple of teenagers in the small town of Rushworth, Victoria. Ok, the mum (who was married, just in case you're thinking she was Teen Mom-ing MTV-style) went into labour in Rushworth, had the baby get stuck millions of hours later, had a caesarean in the next big town, and went back to Rushworth in … [Read more...]

A little country getaway


With travel on the brain, (let's be honest, it's never off my brain), I wanted to show you some of the cute place we stayed at last month, where we snuggled up near the fire, drank lots of wine (we were smack in the middle of wine country), ate easter eggs, and asked each other Trivial Pursuit questions (which of course I won). It was … [Read more...]

My Travel Essentials


I'm heading off in a week and I love this pre-travel period. The countdown is on, the whole holiday stretches out before you full of excitement and fun, and everything has that "I'm going away in a week" feeling. Soon enough it will be all over and I'll be in the depths of post-holiday blues, scrubbing the toilet and scaling a mountain of washing. … [Read more...]

An April Retrospective

An April Retrospective

I have a calendar on my wall that is made up of pictures of our travels to New Zealand last year. I have been looking at it lately, remembering it was Easter Sunday the day after we arrived and we barely registered it. I did eat a chocolate egg though, never fear. I looked back over my posts from that week, and found the one I wrote on this day … [Read more...]