Suzannah

Learning the art of Pomalo in Komiza

Learning the art of Pomalo in Komiza

Sep 2, 2018

I am one of life’s doers. I’m a bound out of bed and go sort of person. But here on the island of Vis in Croatia, I am trying something new. It is called Pomalo, when you say it, do it slowly with a long “o”. I was taught this word yesterday by our AirBnB

Read more
Plitvice Lakes – Our top tips

Plitvice Lakes – Our top tips

Aug 31, 2018

You know that feeling when you desperately want to go somewhere but you are terrified of doing wrong? well that was me with Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes. I had wanted to come here for years and now I had my chance. I’d devoured every TripAdvisor review and blog going and the chance of getting it wrong

Read more
Lake Bled beautiful even in the rain!

Lake Bled beautiful even in the rain!

Aug 27, 2018

I think the definition of a beautiful place, is that even in the pouring rain it is still beautiful. And this is certainly true of Slovenia’s Lake Bled. We came here today by bus from Ljubljana in driving rain. I kept saying to James, “You know I think it is brightening up”. He would just

Read more
Vienna to Graz

Vienna to Graz

Aug 23, 2018

We left our beautiful Vienna this morning bound for Graz in southern Austria. Today’s mode of transport is train and like all things Austrian it is fast, efficient and clean. Our journey is two and a half hours and whilst I had thought I would sleep the scenery wouldn’t let me. The one time I

Read more
Morning Exercise with the Lipizzaners

Morning Exercise with the Lipizzaners

Aug 23, 2018

On top of my “Must Do” list for Vienna is seeing the Lipizzaners. Unfortunately in August and September there are only performances on the weekend, and guess who is here during the week? us! but not to be deterred we join the Lipizzaners for their morning exercise class. Our ticket is for a two hour

Read more
Cooloola Berries for the best strawberries!

Cooloola Berries for the best strawberries!

Aug 4, 2018

I love a success story. A story of a family business made good, that is still run by those who started it. We came to Cooloola Berries when they first opened and picked their delicious strawberries and enjoyed their cream teas. And today we came back, and though the cafe is bigger and better, the

Read more
This little beauty stole my heart!

This little beauty stole my heart!

Jul 31, 2018

One of the unexpected bonuses of housesitting is testing driving other people’s home appliances. In less than a year we have become au fait with a variety of ovens, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, washing machines and the bane of James life coffee machines. And let us not forget the entire minefield of all things television; Foxtel, Netflicks

Read more
Travel Insurance – my forte

Travel Insurance – my forte

Jul 28, 2018

Travel Insurance or rather all insurances are my forte, according to James! Probably, very largely due to the fact that his eyes glaze over at the fine print. He can manage chats on the phone but when it comes to pages of conditions, he is not the man for the job! I had initially thought,

Read more
A tastier story

A tastier story

Jul 26, 2018

It seems that our posts, at the moment are all about food. The last one was all about a mushroom. Today is an altogether tastier story. Yesterday we had a day trip back to Gympie. I had not been back for six months and it is always a mix of the familiar, the new, the

Read more
The last day

The last day

Jul 20, 2018

Well here we are on the last day of our four week housesit. It is always a bittersweet time for us. Sweet, because we are off again on our adventures and a Business Class flight back to Oz. Bitter because we have to say goodbye to our little 4-pawed charges Milo and Nutmeg. I have

Read more
A posh lunch in Penang

A posh lunch in Penang

Jul 17, 2018

It is our last week in Penang and we still have a few boxes to tick. One box I am trying to organise is a fab dinner in Georgetown for our last night. I was diligently ploughing through TripAdvisor’s best thoughts on the matter without success . My first choice was booked for a wedding

Read more
The last anti-malaria tablet!

The last anti-malaria tablet!

Jul 15, 2018

One of the first things we do when we book one of our overseas adventures is visit our travel doctor. Invariably we need some vaccination or other or some anti- something-or-other pills. He knows us now, he comes out with a big smile on his face to greet us. “Where are the Arkle’s going now?”

Read more