Category: life

Where are the best outback festivals?

Suggestions for our trip have centred mainly around outback festivals, so I’ve done a bit of research.I’ve compiled a list of all the outback festivals I could find for June and July in the areas we’ll be visiting. These are:

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Where are the world’s most beautiful sunsets?

Someone told me that they thought the world’s most beautiful sunsets were in Africa. I beg to differ. Travelling through Australia I have seen some amazing sunsets (and sunrises but that’s for another day). Whether it’s in the outback, over the ocean, or an inland lake or river, Australia has the most beautiful sunsets in …

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Bad landlord stories

I bet every renter has a bad landlord story! I have rented for all of my adult life, apart from a short time as a property owner during my first marriage. Over that period, as you can imagine, I have had some good landlords and some bad ones. When my kids were still at school …

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The road much less travelled

I went out to practice my 4wding yesterday – getting ready for my next trip outback. At least, that was the intention when we started out. I had a photo shoot on the NSW south coast, so Doc decided to come along as my assistant and then take me out for a 4wding lesson afterwards. …

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Melbourne – setting trends for city living

When I go travelling it’s normally off the beaten track, somewhere in the great Australian outback. This time I’m in Melbourne, and it’s a revelation. Like all Sydneysiders I know Melbourne isn’t as good as people who live there think it is. It’s cold and grey, rains all the time, and it’s boring. So why …

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Watching very fast cars drive round and round

I was woken up at 7am by the (less than) dulcet sounds of a formula 1 car racing past my bedroom window. Doc, who hates mornings, opened his eyes, looked at me and smiled, before going back to sleep. Yes, I’m in Melbourne at the Grand Prix. The car didn’t quite drive past my bedroom …

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