On the road again…

Roo and I are off again tomorrow.  This time to southern Italy, Berlin and Latvia (with a side trip to Tallinn, Estonia). Ten weeks in all.  A highlight will be visiting Roo’s family in Latvia for the first time. None of the Bekeris (Beķers) family have returned since his father left during WWII. Thanks to…

Lord Howe Island getaway

Warning. This is no cheap-and-cheerful, boozy, disco nights, cheap massage, trinket-buying beach destination. For a holiday to Lord Howe Island, you save up then savour the serenity. My husband saw a photo of Lord Howe Island back in the mid 1980s, not long before we met. We both love to travel and over the years…

Weekly Photo Challenge (WPC): Frames

I’ve noticed fellow bloggers respond to WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge (WPC). Back in August 2016, the topic was Frames. After taking these photos I knew that they fit the bill, with the shaded veranda framing the incredible views of Ned’s beach on Australia’s Lord Howe Island.  So here’s my entry, albeit five months late. Watch…

It’s Summer in Australia – where is MLT?

  Well, for a change, I am not actually ‘at large’ but at home in Adelaide. I did have a very long trip to Europe which started in Italy (2 months there), continued to Switzerland and Austria then on to the UK before finishing with a few days in Dubai. My companion blog ‘With my…

Tasmania – Freycinet, Hobart and the Huon

This is part 2 of a two-part blog on a recent trip to Tasmania. The first part is here. We left Cradle Mountain National Park mid-morning with our next destination being the east coast of Tasmania, specifically Swansea. Our friend Amanda had booked us into a little cabin that had a fabulous view back across…

Tasmania – Devilishly good!

Note: This is part 1 of a 2 part article. It covers the North Coast and Cradle Mountain National Park. Part 2 will feature the East Coast, Hobart and the Huon Valley. In 2000 I spent three months working in Tasmania and was fortunate to enjoy a few weekends exploring the capital city, Hobart, and places further…

Mañana, domani, tomorrow

Hello friends, readers and passers-by. From tomorrow, for the next 40 days, I will be travelling with my husband in Chile and Argentina. You’ll be able to follow us on a purpose-built blog called Mostly Patagonia. So pop on over and sign up for postcards from the end of the world! We’ll see you back…

A recent quick trip to Sydney

A quick trip to Sydney is always a treat, but never long enough to catch up with everyone. When I went at the end of September I was fortunate enough to slip in a bit of Art! With iPhone in hand I roamed the streets of Sydney and hit the Art Gallery of New South…