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Travelling with kids and family travel

Winter on the beach in Jervis Bay

Winter on the beach in Jervis Bay

My lovely friend Seana, who you might know…… she blogs over at Sydney Kids Food and Travel, offered me her gorgeous beach house in Jervis Bay last week.  Mr D didn’t have any leave left and Josh just wanted to hang out with his friends at rugby camp, so it was just me and the girls who […] Read more…

8 tips or flying long haul with kids

8 Tips for flying long haul with kids

Quite frankly just the thought of travelling any longer than two hours in a confined space with three kids makes me want to lie down in a dark room with a glass of wine. I used to be cabin crew for Virgin Atlantic on all their long haul routes, so I am well acquainted with being on […] Read more…

Kids on Safari in South Africa

Kids on Safari (Mrs D does Africa part 6)

There is no way we could have gone all the way to South Africa and not taken the kids on a safari.  It just wouldn’t be Africa without a safari. As soon as we drove through the huge gates of the game reserve, the excitement rippled through the car.  The kids had never seen an African […] Read more…

The boat house Shelly Beach review

The Boathouse restaurant & kiosk at Shelly Beach

The boathouse restaurant and kiosk at Manly’s Shelly Beach is finally open. It’s been about a year since plans were announced for the Boathouse Collection to open a new restaurant at Shelly, and I’ve been dying to see how it will turn out.  Its sister restaurants at Palm Beach and Balmoral beach are beautiful, so this […] Read more…

adventures with elephants 1

Adventures with elephants. Mrs D does Africa part 2

Adventures with elephants came highly recommended.  Everyone we spoke to said what a fantastic experience it was. It was a little on the expensive side, and I have to be honest, I was a quite sceptical.  I wanted to see the elephants in the wild, not doing some silly tricks for tourists.  I kept my reservations to […] Read more…

Sydney storm

Jet lag and that Sydney storm

The last few days have been totally surreal.  We landed back in Sydney from South Africa straight into what the local paper called ‘Stormageddon!’  They weren’t kidding either!  High fives to our pilot who managed to get the plane on the ground with a limited number of whoozy stomachs. As the taxi drove us home, we all […] Read more…

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