New Year Sydney Style

Sydney and New Year go hand in hand. They are totally synonymous with each other, so of course when we began planning our  Christmas trip we knew we would have to do the slightly cliched (but bucket list) New Year’s Eve in Sydney! We discovered we had friends from the UK who were also going…

Australia: The Road Trip Part

‘Travel is the only thing you can buy that makes you richer.’ (A quote I firmly believe in but you’ll appreciate the irony once you’ve read the post.) After our epic time in the Whitsundays back in December, our plan was to hire a car and drive over three days from Airlie Beach to Brisbane where…

Australia: The Purchases

I was really looking forward to shopping in Australia. It’s a country that I often looked at for inspiration when working in homeware and retail so the interiors lover in me was excited. I was also excited by the prospect of normal sized clothes and a huge choice of swimwear – both of which are lacking…

Exploring the Whitsunday Islands

Our entire trip to Australia was planned around our time in the Whitsunday’s. It all began when we decided not to go home to the UK for Christmas, I have never not been at home for Christmas so we decided that if we weren’t there we needed to be doing something pretty special. Someone I…

Airlie Beach: The Gateway to the Whitsunday’s

We flew from Brisbane to the Whitsunday Coast Airport with Virgin Australia. We needed to be in Airlie Beach the day before our departure on the boat so we booked a night at the Coral Sea Resort (£158 including breakfast booked through Agoda), which was located just around the corner from the marina we were departing from. Airlie…

B is for Brisbane

We landed with Thai Airways into Brisbane on the 21st December and had a day and a half (two nights) to explore the city. We’d heard a few horror stories about getting through Australian customs but found it quick and efficient having applied for our visas online before travelling. The customs officer was really nice,…

In Love with Oz

We spent an amazing Christmas and New Year in Australia. It was my first time to Australia, my husband was born there but hasn’t been back since leaving when he was a year old so we deliberated hard about what and where we wanted to be. In the end our trip was dictated by two things…firstly,…

Heaven on Earth

I am still swaying slightly after spending three nights, four days at sea on seriously the most incredible trip I have ever been on. We saw dolphins, sharks and stingrays and swam with turtles yesterday morning – I am still giddy! We are now in Rockhampton after driving from Airlie Beach yesterday afternoon (ticking wild…

Down under for Christmas 

Merry Christmas everyone! I write this whilst sitting overlooking the turquoise sea in the stunning Whitsundays in Australia where we are lucky enough to be spending the holidays! We’ve had a brief time in Brisbane which we loved and are up here to board a catamaran for three days tomorrow! I’m not going to blog…