Stradbroke Island

paradise means secret garden but in my happiness this morning, this noon, this afternoon you’re the best beach on the peninsula – from ‘Paradise Beach’ by Dorothy Porter Stradbroke Island – Straddie, to locals – is less than two hours from Brisbane city. To get there you have to board a ferry and leave the […]

Weekend in Sydney

Last weekend we spent two nights in Sydney. It was a very belated birthday trip for S, and a much needed break for all of us in a busy few months. We stayed in the heart of Surry Hills, which is one of my favourite suburbs of Sydney. An old working class neighbourhood, these days […]