Devonshire Tea at Ormiston House

After ticking off quite a few historic houses in Sydney, it was time to tackle Brisbane. I feel like I was a totally different person when I last lived here in 2013 as I didn’t have as much interest in exploring them then. Now, however, I have a list! First up is historic Ormiston House — the birthplace of the Australian commercial sugar industry. Continue reading

Lake Moogerah

During my time in the UK last year, I missed being outdoors in nature and camping. As we had no car and our camping gear was back in Australia, we just never got around to it (aside from the glamping trip to Wales). So, once we settled back on Brisbane soil, we grabbed the tent and drove to Lake Moogerah Caravan Park for two days of country air. Continue reading

2019: A Year in Review

In late 2017, I was really missing the UK so I decided to return for more than a holiday. I wanted to stay longer than a few weeks of fun and good times and fully immerse myself into everyday, normal Manchester living with all the grey areas in between. Continue reading

Abergele, Conwy and Llandudno

Coming into November, I thought we were done with any more UK trips this year but lucky for us, we were invited along on a glamping trip to Wales. Obviously, we said yes and I was counting down the days for fresh country air! Continue reading


Another fresh autumn day, another beautiful city to explore. York has been on my UK bucket list all year so with 2019 fast coming to an end, I booked a day trip there on an “I have to go!” whim. Continue reading

Blackpool Illuminations

Anyone who grew up in the north of England will be familiar with Blackpool — a seaside resort town on the Lancashire coast. This northern tourist hot spot is known for Blackpool Pleasure Beach, its landmark the Blackpool Tower and the Blackpool Illuminations — an annual light show along the promenade. Continue reading