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[6 Oct 2013 | No Comment | 30,160 views]
Byron Bay

A holiday in a holiday. Luvly jubbly relaxing days around the pool & on the beach, power walking & getting horizontal, home cooked goodness & the best of street dining, turtles & snails.

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[23 Jan 2012 | No Comment | 1,420 views]
travelswiththemothership

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Michelle just got back from 12 days touring beautiful New Zealand with her Mum and the blog, “travelswiththemothership” is a brilliant diary of their time together. Brought back a lot of memories of roadtripping with my own Mum last year.
travelswiththemothership has some mouth-watering food refs, highly amusing anecdotes (nice one on the hire car..) and some beautiful photos. Have a read

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[3 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 4,763 views]
Fraser Island & Noosa

An awesome trip to Queensland with Jess seeing the incredible Fraser Island and magical Noosa.

We had premium service on the flight. We had a leaky tent in the middle. We had a night of cottage coziness & did a puzzle! And I’m pretty sure we smashed up some black sambuca on the last night…

A flawless trip; some of my very best times and memories in Australia.

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[6 May 2011 | No Comment | 1,302 views]
goodbyes

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This morning I took my Mum to the airport. She had been here in Sydney visting me for just over two weeks. We’ve had a great time – been away together to Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road, hung out in Manly & chez moi, spent time with my friends, and kept Sydney’s hospitality industry well and truly afloat :)
It’s the third time that Mum has been to visit, so it’s the third time that we’ve been in Sydney departures saying ‘goodbye’. I find the whole experience so …

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[29 Apr 2011 | 3 Comments | 7,410 views]
Melbourne-Yarra Valley-Great Ocean Road-Barossa Valley-Adelaide

Six days coasting through the highlights of Victoria and South Australia with my Mum.

Special attention paid to making the most of the good flavours, the comfy accommodation, the gorgeous scenery and an awesome amount of time together.

We discovered that Mum knows heaps about cricket and is ace at crosswords. That neither of us know how to make sourdough but both find it delicious. That I can drive for nineteen straight hours with no problem but that the speed limit changes across the borders :) And that Sangiovese is one of our favourite reds.

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[30 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 4,260 views]
Myall Lakes

Two days in Myall Lakes that felt like two weeks.

Soaking up the very restorative waves, breeze, stars, clouds.

No real flavour mentions – I cooked some stuff.

Mostly enjoying the beautiful environment and the ease of doing little-to-nothing. Good for the soul.

Man, I’ve turned into a right hippy this year haven’t I…

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[5 Oct 2010 | 5 Comments | 10,200 views]
Batemans Bay

Long weekend down in Batemans Bay south of Sydney, a gorgeous bit of the country with some beautiful and secluded beaches.

Scruffing it up with Laz, hostel, bbqs.

Piling in to a whole heap of running, surfing, paddling.

Getting centred with a splash of reading, yoga and red wine.

Happy :)

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[16 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 3,484 views]
sand bugs

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I don’t know what creatures really made these patterns in the sand or what you would really call them if I knew what they were. I’m assuming a crab of some type. Anyway, I reckon they make pretty cool designs in the sand. There were heaps of these all over the flat, damp, sands in Yeppoon and I thought they were lovely.

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[15 Aug 2010 | 7 Comments | 6,521 views]
Capricorn Resort Half Ironman (HIM T-0)

When I got my bike back in November I fairly quickly did my first triathlon. It was fine but I didn’t love it and realised it was because I didn’t see the point in all the effort for short distances. And at the same time some friends were talking about doing a Half. So, a seed was sown…

Fast forward six months. After an uninspiring week I got stuck into some gin & red wine :) And the next day I decided I should be doing more with my life, so, I researched the Half options with renewed energy, and found Capricorn. The timing and location were looking good so I did a few tester sessions and my pace was ok.

Fast forward a couple more weeks. I had a bit of a windfall, and that was the last hurdle sorted – I could now afford to enter! So I did, on June 15, two months prior to the race.

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[14 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,187 views]
HIM T-1: here we go…

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It was another beautiful day here in Yeppoon, clear blue skies, warm, a little wind. And things seemed to go quite smoothly I think. (please note, I am terrified but have decided there is jack all I can do about things now…)
Lola was delivered by the very prompt, very helpful Velo Trans boys. I actually skipped with her box because I was so happy to get her. And as I managed to assemble her correctly (again, thank you Brad) I was cheering out loud. Quite …