TRAVEL

Handcrafts in Bastakiya area in Old Dubai

An Amazing Race in Old Dubai

‘Wow’ is the only word that can describe the whirlwind of sensory overload that was our first day in Dubai. After a long 15 hour flight I was grateful to check into the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai and sneak in a tiny nap before the group set off on our big adventure in Old Dubai. Our first stop was lunch…

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camel in Dubai

Counting down the sleeps – Dubai, here I come!

It’s less than a week before I head off to Dubai. I really can’t believe how quickly it’s sneaked up on me. I’ve been working very hard behind the scenes creating plenty of crafty Christmas content to schedule whilst I’m away so you don’t miss out on your weekly craft fix, and getting all my ducks in a row before…

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smores

Gramping in the Grampians + How to make S’mores

After months of renovating at home and living without a kitchen for over six months, I was looking forward to getting away from the construction chaos and enjoying some quiet time in the Grampians with Emma and my in-laws. Emma’s grandparents live over three hours away from us, so it’s always lovely when we can get together and just hang…

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Swwet and sticky pork recipe - food in Hong Kong

Mouth Watering Sweet & Sticky Pork + Travels to Hong Kong

A few years ago we took a family trip to Hong Kong, it’s an amazing city, bustling, dazzling, and at times, oppressive and overwhelming. So many sparking lights, and people rushing around in every direction like worker bees, and then you get onto the harbour, and the crossing on the star ferry is like a short sweet respite before the…

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Road trip regional victoria

My Brilliant Road Trip Escape…

Wow, it’s amazing how one brilliant weekend can re-light a spark that was almost forgotten. The tedium of my normal routine was making me a little glum, Emma is going through a challenging age, so you can’t blame a girl for wanting to escape for a few days. Thanks to Hyundai’s #BrilliantRoadTrip, my sister and I threw caution to the…

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Meiko, Kyoto Japan

Postcards from Japan

You may not have noticed unless you follow me on Instagram, but I was in Japan last week for a short and amazing break. Here are some of the colourful highlights. Osaka Kyoto Nara All these photos were taken with my new fave camera Fujifilm Finepix X100. Most were taken on one of the various auto functions and have only…

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Japanese pin cushions

Toji Temple Flea Market, Kyoto Japan

We were lucky that our stay in Kyoto coincided with the flea market that is held at the Toji Temple on the 21st of each month. It had it all, antiques, food, craft, clothing, new things and old, everything was so pretty and very reasonably priced. It was large and super busy so we only covered about half of it….

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EN tea ceremony classes Kyoto Japan

Experiencing Japanese Traditions in Kyoto

After all the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, I was excited to experience a little bit of the traditional side of Japan in Kyoto. I had booked a Ryokan, which is a traditional style inn, for our stay. It was quite the experience, and just what we needed to help us relax on out holiday. The Ryokan was called TOWA,…

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Japanese food - sweet treats

Eating in Japan – A delicious guide for the Budget Traveller

So many people have asked me what the favorite part of my trip to Japan was. It was all pretty amazing but the highlight was THE FOOD! You don’t have to spend a fortune when eating out in Japan, even inexpensive options are excellent and delicious. The Japanese really know how to eat, food is a real experience, and it…

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