Flight delays..

Is there anything worse than a flight delay? How about a 7.5 hour delay? That’s what we faced today with our flight to Hawaii.. While we did receive notification from Jetstar about the delay, we had already reached the city and turning back to the Peninsula wasn’t really something we were keen to do. How…

Packing List: carry on

Working out what to pack in your carry on luggage can be difficult, especially when limited with the size and weight restrictions based on the individual airlines. We’re flying out to Hawaii on Sunday with Jetstar and given we also have checked in luggage, our carry on luggage can be quite light. Isabella’s carry on…

Port Stephens

Approximately 30 minutes from Newcastle Airport, Port Stephens is the perfect place for a mini family vacation and can be enjoyed in both winter and summer alike. Getting there: We chose to fly with Jetstar Australia from Melbourne. As we were only staying for three nights, we chose to just take carry on luggage –…

Pandas

When did you last visit the IMAX theatre at Melbourne Museum? Thanks to Bron at Smith’s Holiday Road, we attended the premiere of Pandas 3D on Wednesday night. Pandas 3D follows Qian Qian and the attempt to reintegrate her into the Chinese wilderness with  the help of Dr Jake Owens. Established in 1987, the Chengdu…

Why I complete the Mother’s Day Classic

As you may have noticed on our social media accounts, yesterday Malene and I, with both our girls, completed a 4km walk as part of the Mother’s Day Classic at the Coolart Homestead and Wetands in Somers on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. Today, I thought I’d share a little about why for the past 2…

Mother/Daughter Getaways

Have you and your daughter ever gone on a mini getaway together? If so, how long ago was it? I had never taken my daughter away on a long weekend, where it was just the two of us. We decided to make the most of my 4 days off between night shifts and explore some…

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May is just a few days away, which means that Mother’s Day is just around the corner.. We know that chocolates and flowers are great, but we’ve put together our ultimate gift guide in hope that we can inspire some great ideas for gifts this year. We love a good coffee table book, and some…

Our Top 5 Mornington Peninsula breakfasts..

It’s no secret that we love to go out for breakfast and brunch, and you’ll often find us in one of the amazing cafes/restaurants that the Peninsula has to offer.. In no particular order, here are our Top 5 places for breakfast/brunch.. 1. Ad Hoc (Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza) Opened in 2016, and located…

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is a great reminder of why we need to support one another throughout the highs and lows of life – whether that be through motherhood, business, or just the day to day activities. We are both raising strong, independent girls, who we hope will continue to support and encourage one another, and…

Sunset, Pimms and Mamma Mia

  Have you ever put something on your ‘I must visit there’ list, leave it for a while and finally get there when the place is about to close? If so, you’re definitely not alone. I can’t count how many times we both said we’d love to go to one of the outdoor cinema sessions…