The big trip

Choosing a spa in Chiang Mai

Choosing a spa in Chiang Mai

Feb 5, 2018

I am lulled by gentle music, a soft female voice singing words I don’t understand. But then I reason, as I don’t speak Thai I’m hardly likely too. I give up trying and succumb to the bliss of  my three hour spa treatment. But wait, I’m not alone, His Lordship, AKA my husband and partner

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Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018

Feb 3, 2018

    What a way to start the Asian leg of our adventure, with a flower festival! We were supposed to begin in Siem Reap, but our plans changed when James read about this festival. So Thailand, in particular Chiang Mai became our first port of call. Was it a good call? It was a

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Foreign shores beckon!

Foreign shores beckon!

Feb 1, 2018

Four months ago we sold our rural property and started on our nomadic adventure. Firstly in our own backyard, south eastern Australia. And we have had the time of our lives!  Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, driving the Great Ocean Road, exploring the Dandenong Ranges just to list a few highlights. And all those lucky

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Must love dogs….a housesitter’s tail

Must love dogs….a housesitter’s tail

Dec 29, 2017

Yes, I know I have used the wrong “tale” here, but it is deliberate, used to illustrate my point. To really enjoy housesitting you must genuinely love all creatures furry, feathered and finned. And anyone familiar with my blog would know animals are my greatest passion (okay next to James!). Yes, there are animal free sits

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The first two months of our nomadic adventure

The first two months of our nomadic adventure

Nov 25, 2017

On 15th September 2017 we completed on our property sale and started our nomadic adventure. And what a lot of ground we have covered since then. Both mentally and physically. I honestly didn’t know how I was going to go, not having the security of a home to return to. So far so good, I

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Melbourne – on foot and for free

Melbourne – on foot and for free

Nov 4, 2017

Between housesits we find ourselves in elegant Melbourne. So what to do? We have been here before, and the credit cards still bear the scars. So this time we are playing it differently. We have a neat little pad in the trendy Docklands and have decided to explore on foot and see what we can

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The Blue Mountains are calling us!

The Blue Mountains are calling us!

Oct 31, 2017

Anyone who knows us, will readily tell you we are not big city people. So after a few days of vivacious, vibrant Sydney and climbing a certain bridge we are ready to hit the road. The Blue Mountains are calling us, loudly! The Blue Mountains are just over an hours drive from Sydney, Australia’s largest

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Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Oct 18, 2017

I have a bit of a habit of doing things on my birthday. Spectacular things that is. And they don’t come more spectacular than climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Well not in my book they don’t! My faithfully buddy in crime, James, was invited of course. Can’t do something like this on my own, and

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Australian Favourites

Australian Favourites

Oct 7, 2017

A reoccurring theme runs unashamedly through my writing, a love of animals. Both domestic and wild. Wherever we are in the world, if there is an animal experience on offer we are in the front row. Okay maybe not where snakes are concerned, we are not even in the audience! Whilst we are housesitting on

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Looking forward

Looking forward

Sep 26, 2017

    Don’t be fooled, we are not in Cambodia yet! But we are looking forward, finally. After months of planning, selling and packing up our old lives, we are off. How do we feel about it all? I couldn’t honestly say, neither of us can really believe it has happened. On our final celebratory

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Everyone has a story

Everyone has a story

Sep 18, 2017

We both love the stories we hear when we travel. From locals, from fellow travellers and then the ones we create ourselves along the way. Over the years of running our B&B we found that old adage, everyone has a story, to be true so many times. Yet we hadn’t really expected it when we

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The end of an era

The end of an era

Aug 28, 2017

After the initial euphoria of the sale had subsided the cold hard reality that this is really happening set in. Fourteen years of our lives has to be packed up, sold off or handed over. Mixed feelings? you bet! Somedays I am excited about it and other days I burst into tears at the thought

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