Hiking The Royal National Park Coastal Trek

I love spring! The temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer (thanks to daylight savings), which means it’s a perfect time to explore Sydney’s beautiful surrounds and get some much needed nature-time. The Royal National Park Coast Trek is one of the best hikes that I’ve done around Sydney – it’s easy to […]

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Why being busy is holding us back

Ocean baths in Newcastle NSW

I’m back! I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything in over a month – I swear I will be better. Making this blog a reality was, after all, one of my main goals for this year. I could say that it has been a busy year so far. Work, life admin and life in general […]

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A Romantic Hunter Valley Getaway

Stonehurst Winery in the Hunter Valley

I’m not usually an overly romantic person, however it has been a very busy couple of weeks (family visiting, moving house, work is crazy) and now that everything is starting to calm down again, I feel it’s time to focus a on our relationship a bit more. It’s crazy how you can live together as […]

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Fighting The Winter Blues: One Week in Far North Queensland

Tropical flower in Port Douglas/Far North Queensland

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen a number of photos from my recent trip to Far North Queensland. It’s the perfect place to go if you’ve got a bad case of the winter blues. It’s warm, easy to reach, fairly affordable and there is lots to see and do! If you’ve […]

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10 Free(-ish) Things To Do in Sydney This Winter

Harbour view along the Taronga to Balmoral Walk in Sydney

Exciting news! My family are coming to visit this month! This is the first time they’re coming to visit in the three years that I have lived in Sydney. With them staying in Australia for a whole month, we have some exciting trips planned (watch this space!), but I also want them to experience the […]

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The Inner West Food (and Drink!) Series: My 5 Favourite Pubs

Bottles of alcohol at a Sydney pub

After sharing my favourite cafes, lunch spots and restaurants in Sydney’s Inner West, it’s time for the last instalment of the Inner West Food Series: my 5 favourite pubs in the Inner West. There’s a reason why Aussies tend to “love their local” – pubs are the perfect place to spend a boozy Sunday afternoon […]

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Bridging Visas Explained: Bridging Visa A vs. Bridging Visa B

Sydney harbour bridge with Luna Park.

If you have hit “submit” on your Partner Visa 820 application, chances are that you received an email almost immediately informing you that you have been granted a Bridging Visa A (this is assuming that you’re applying onshore). Are you wondering what this means? Well, it basically means that the Bridging Visa will kick in as soon […]

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The Inner West Food Series: My Top 5 Restaurants To Go Out For Dinner

Tramsheds in Sydney's Inner West

Now that we’ve tried the best cafes and the best places to go out for lunch in the Inner West, it’s time for dinner! Check out my 5 favourite restaurants in Sydney’s Inner West below. Il Grappolo They call themselves “Rozelle’s Hidden Gem” for a reason – this place is incredible! Take your pick from […]

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The Inner West Food Series: My Top 5 Places To Go Out For Lunch

dried fruit

If you’re still hungry after trying my 5 favourite cafes in the Inner West, check any or all of the places below – they’re perfect for a casual weekend lunch. Ungaro Raw This vegetarian/vegan joint in Rozelle (across from the Rozelle Collectors Market) is one of my all-time favourite lunch spots. My favourite dishes on the menu […]

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The Inner West Food Series: My 5 Favourite Cafes

cafe sign

Given my recent post about why it is great to live in Sydney’s Inner West, I thought it is time I let you know about a few of the great cafes, restaurants and watering holes that I have discovered so far. There’s quite a lot to share, so I will be splitting this out into several posts […]

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