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Wishing Bells Lijiang China - mypoppet.com.au

The Wishing Bells of Lijiang China – A Journey of Understanding

“Ding, ding” jingled the cow bells as we scrambled up the hillside in search of wild raspberries. The cows too caught up in munching on their lunch to notice us hunting for little orange coloured berries just a new meters away. Sweeter than any raspberries I’ve ever tasted, we gobbled them up as quickly as we could pick them undeterred…

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Tasmania Driving holiday intinerary

Exploring Tasmania’s East Coast – Road Trip Itinerary

When your Mother-in-law offers to look after the kiddo for a whole week so you and your significant other can have a child-free break, you say “Thank you” and then scramble to your laptop and book flights to Tassie immediately! Well that’s what I did anyway. As much a I love travelling as a family, sometimes just getting away as…

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There’s a Magical Redwood Forest in Warburton

The rain was setting in, but I wasn’t going to let it stop us from visiting on of Victoria’s best kept secrets, the magical Redwood Forest in East Warburton. I didn’t know about the forest before I’d booked our impromptu Spring escapade to Warburton, so it was a lovely surprise to discover another reason to visit this underrated little town….

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A Spring Escapade to Warburton

At the start of the year I decided it would be our family’s year to #exploremore. To get off the couch on the weekends, hit the road and discover some of the unique destinations right on our doorstep. Turns out we didn’t get away as much as I’d hoped – work, family commitments, and bathroom renovations all seem to have…

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Top 5 things to do with Kids in Greenwich

London with Kids – Top 5 Reasons to visit Greenwich

It’s been a while since Emma and I visited London, almost two years in fact. But because we were there for three whole weeks, we actually did a ton of fun stuff that I never got around to blogging about. In the next few months I’ll be sharing more about our past travels around the globe (and locally), because not…

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Hepburn Springs Chalet – Family Friendly Budget Spa Weekend

It’s not often that the words ‘budget’ and ‘spa weekend’ sit comfortably in the same sentence, add ‘family friendly’ and you’d think I was pulling your leg. But I’m here to tell you that I’ve found a hidden gem, Hepburn Springs Chalet, in the heart of Victoria’s spa country, perfect for a family weekend escape which won’t break the bank….

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Melbourne star wheel - Win a family pass

Melbourne Star turns 3 – WIN family passes (CLOSED)

Guess what? The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is turning 3, and to celebrate this major milestone, I have 5 family passes to giveaway to five lucky readers. Keep reading for details on how to be in the running. The only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere, the Melbourne Star has grown in popularity in the past few years and…

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Where to eat in Lorne - Great Ocean Road VIC - mypoppet.com.au

Where to Eat in Lorne – A tasty mini-guide

There’s lots of great food to be found along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road and on our recent visit to Lorne we enjoyed many noteworthy meals. I passed some cafe and restaurant recommendations on to a food blogging friend that visited last week, and she ‘LOVED’ my tips (her word not mine). I thought it was only fair to share the…

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map of Australia with pins

Australia Day is Bittersweet

“We must be the only country in the world that marks its national day not by celebrating its identity, but by questioning it.” Ken Boundy Australia Day means many things to many people. The day has symbolism that I personally struggle with. On the one hand I feel grateful for a country that took my family in when we needed…

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