Friday, 13 September 2019

A week in Queenstown, New Zealand

One of the places that has been on my travel bucket list for many years is Queenstown, New Zealand. When we discovered that we could both take a week off work at the end of August, we decided to book in some flights and accommodation for 7 nights in the magical town of Queenstown. Even though I had pretty high expectations, the beauty and magnificence of this town definitely exceeded them. I've provided a guide below of our favourite activities and places we ate and drank, as well as a bit of info on where we stayed.

Saturday, 17 August 2019

The Source Restaurant, MONA

One of the restaurants in Hobart that I have wanted to visit for a while now is The Source Restaurant at MONA. As it was my birthday last weekend, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try this special venue, so I booked in a table for lunch last Saturday.

Saturday, 3 August 2019

A few sustainable practices I have been adopting lately

More and more these days, we are hearing and learning about sustainable practices that we can be adopting in our lives to prevent further pollution to, and deterioration of, the environment. I think it can be pretty overwhelming knowing where to start sometimes, given that excessive consumption and consumerism is such a major part of our lives these days, however I have slowly been trying to incorporate more sustainable habits into my life over the past few months and years to do my part for the environment. Before starting each of these, I thought it would all be a bit of a faf and would cause more inconvenience in my life, but honestly, once I started incorporating them into my life, I realised it really isn't a burden and once each of these became a habit, I haven't thought twice about them.

Saturday, 27 July 2019

My travel packing tips

Since moving to Tasmania a few years ago, I have definitely become more of an expert in the area of packing, due to the increased number of trips we make back to the mainland (I really am Tasmanian now) for weddings, family occasions, long weekends and holidays. Over this time, I have honed in on a number of packing habits that I try to adopt each time that I embark on a trip away from home.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

A snowy weekend at Lake St Clair

Dave and I were very keen to have a snowy weekend away at some stage this winter, so when we booked in a weekend away to Lake St Clair a few months ago, we had our fingers crossed that we would see some snow. Thankfully, the night before we left, Lake St Clair received a large dumping of snow, providing us with a beautifully picturesque weekend away.

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Where I ate and drank in Melbourne for a week

A couple of weeks ago, Dave and I were in Melbourne for 8 days while he attended a work course. As I was still working throughout the week, I took the opportunity to wander around this incredible city and explore some of my favourite cafes from which to work, while also discovering a few new places.

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

A few months ago, one of my friends who lives in Melbourne posted a photo to Instagram of her lunch experience at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, and as soon as I saw it (and asked her about her experience there), I jumped on their website and made a booking, knowing that we would be in Melbourne for a week in June.