Just Cruisin’

To take to the high seas and sail away. To be marooned on a desert island. What if? A long-held dream became reality in May 2013 as we set sail, bound for Vanuatu, from Brisbane aboard the Pacific Dawn. Having always fancied the idea of a cruise, such a trip seemed like a fabulous way … More Just Cruisin’

St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Sunlight streamed through the glorious West Window. The seventy-five stained glass window panes were illuminated with the sun’s beautiful brilliance. Sunlight also beamed through the open doors, as a tour guide spoke to her captive audience of tourists. Across hundreds of years, many a King, Queen, Prince and Princess have passed beneath this magnificent window … More St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Ode to Games Shapers

From Cairns to Cooloongatta, We’re a ‘sea’ of blue and yellow Those lucky to spot Borobi, He’s a very friendly fellow With a smile, a laugh and trying our  best, We’re the Games Shapers of GC2018 From boxing to swimming to beach volleyball, We’re the friendliest faces ever seen With purpose and pride we’re keen … More Ode to Games Shapers

#Legoland Windsor

Embarking on a day trip to two major tourist attractions in the one day is a big undertaking with five kids in tow.  That is exactly what we did on Thursday, June 26th, 2014. We had visited Windsor Castle that morning and enjoyed the Changing of the Guard. After a little bit more exploring, we … More #Legoland Windsor


Verona. This Northern Italian city inspires thoughts of romance. The story of Shakespeare’s tragic Romeo and Juliet needs no introduction. It was an overcast but warm summer’s day in July 2014 . We crossed a beautiful stone bridge on the bus and headed into the heart of the city. Our time in this magical, medieval … More #Verona