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Chirnside Mansion, Werribee Park

On the day of Nathan and Kelly’s wedding we ventured out to Werribee Park to explore the grounds a little and visit the original mansion house, built in the 1870s. It’s been extensively restored and is the largest private residence

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Brisbane city

With only the weekend left to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that Brisbane is definitely the place that Aubain and Ingrid should be, we took to the city for a scenic tour. Thankfully, the City Cat is partially back up-and-running

Posted in noël, sightseeing

Marcoola, Noosa, Mapleton, Kennilworth and Maleny

To me, the big ticket item for Australia is definitely our beaches. In order to give Aubain and Ingrid a sample of this, we booked a top-floor, three bedroom unit at Atlantis Marcoola for three nights. Our unit also included

Posted in noël, sightseeing

Falmouth and Lizard

We were once again cursed by the weather on our Cornwall trip – it rained every day until about 2 PM, after which time the sun did its best to break through the clouds (though it didn’t always succeed). Still,

Posted in europe, food, sightseeing

St Ives

A few years back, Mom threatened us by saying: “Don’t bother coming home until you’ve seen St Ives”. And, I have to admit, that the number one reason we decided to spend our last days in England in Cornwall was

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St Michael’s Mount

Kristy had read about St Michael’s Mount in the Lonely Planet guide, and it sounded like something that was well worth a visit, so we ducked out to see it after the Minack Theatre. We were a little discouraged at

Posted in europe, sightseeing

The Minack Theatre

Overlooking Porthcurno bay in Penzance, the Minack Theatre is quite possibly the coolest thing that I have ever seen, ever! And I’m not even a theatre fan! Basically, it’s an outdoor theatre built into the side of a rather steep

Posted in europe, sightseeing

London’s historic houses

Preparing for a move is always hard. There’s the packing, the admin, the goodbyes, the mental adjustment to your new life, and the regrets about whether you’ve really made the most of the time you’ve lived in a place. With

Posted in life in the uk, sightseeing

Boating along the Thames

Yesterday, we joined Aubain in Ingrid in a lovely boat trip along the Thames. We picked up our boat from the boat hire company in Datchet around 11 AM, then set out “uphill” towards Windsor and Maidenhead. It was perfect

Posted in life in the uk, noël, sightseeing, video

The Cotswolds

Dean, Lea, and Kylie had never been to the Cotswolds for a clotted cream tea! And since Dean and Lea are making their way back to Australia (taking the very, very scenic route!) we had to remedy this situation yesterday.

Posted in food, kylie, lea and dean, sightseeing

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