Day tripper: National Arboretum, Canberra

While we didn’t actually do a day trip to Canberra, it is physically possible to do – we just happened to be staying there with family and went to the Arboretum for a look around (and coffee of course). The Arboretum was established after devastating bushfires destroyed the pine plantations along the western shore of Lake…

A weekend in the country – Southern Highlands

Well, the Southern Highlands of NSW might not strictly be called the country I guess – but they are definitely NOT the city. For Christmas, BookWorm organised her brothers, her grandparents and even one of her close friends into giving us a weekend away in Bowral, including accommodation and a market tour and lunch on…

The fifth day of Christmas

Today is a cross between a #blog12daysxmas post and one of my Daytripper posts. This morning I mentioned to some friends that I was taking pot luck for my walk today: I had half a thought of going to Bondi or Coogee and walking some of the beautiful coast track, but when I got off…

The fourth day of Christmas

Hmmm, what shall I do today? I am fortunate enough to be working at a university library and as the entire University shuts down for 2 weeks over Christmas we have this enforced holiday every year, from a few days before Christmas until the day after New Year. It costs us a few days leave,…