A guide to picnics in Sydney - how about a picnic at Little Manly Point

Little Manly Point – Perfect for a Picnic

Little Manly Point Picnic  We’ve spent a lot of time in the Little Manly Point area but generally to go to the beach.  On this particular day, we’d been for a walk around North Head, doing the Fairfax walk and needed somewhere to sit down to enjoy our picnic. Even on its own, a picnic […]

Last Minute Father’s Day in Sydney Plans 2017

Last Minute Father’s Day Plans 2017   Father’s Day in Sydney – there must be a thousand different things to do but often you have to plan in advance and book way ahead. Have you perhaps left it too late to plan something or literally forgotten? Here’s a quick list of things you can do […]

Little Manly Beach, Manly 

  Little Manly Quite possibly the best family beach in Sydney   Prior to our last visit a couple of days ago Shelly Beach, just around the corner and Palm Beach, further up north, held my vote as top two Beaches for our family but this last weekend Little Manly came to the party! Little […]

How to Raise Great Kids – are you doing these 10 things to raise great kids?

 A guest post on How to Raise Great Kids   How to Raise Great Kids is a compilation of advice received from experts in various fields. When I firstI read the 18 Powerful Parenting Lessons Infographic  from Samara of Tiny Fry I headed over to Tiny Fry and found all this amazing expert advice. Samara has dedicated […]

Lowan Toy Story Oats – a breakfast game changer 

Lowan Toy Story Oats  My kids absolutely LOVE Lowan Toy Story Oats. Absolutely love it.   The whole grain Strawberry Oats is proudly presented in a bright purple Buzz Lightyear Box. The whole grain Honey Oats comes in a happy yellow Woody Box. With each box containing 8 sachets.        It’s tasty, healthy […]

Sydney Coastal Walks

Dee Why Coastal Walk – along the cliffs with Kids

Dee Why Coastal Walk – along the cliffs with Kids The Dee Why Coastal Walk is beautiful. It’s really unassuming, almost hidden. It’s just a lovely nature walk.  My husband discovered the Dee Why Coastal Walk when out running one day. He then bravely took the kids for a walk, by himself. Upon seeing the […]

Movies for Kids: Storks

Storks – The animated movie

Storks   What a gorgeous family movie. I’m not the biggest fan of animated movies because there are generally awfully scary scenes or they just miss the mark but I just loved this movie.   I don’t know if Storks can be classified a “kids movie” but it is definitely a family movie. It leaves […]

Lionel Watts Playground in Frenchs Forest

Lionel Watts Playground   I love it when I find a great playground by accident and the Lionel Watts Playground was just that. In the middle of Frenchs Forest quite close to the Glen Street Library I found an awesome spot that seems to be a hidden gem.    Both times we have visited it […]

StoryBox from Bayard Presse

Storybox Winners are…

Congratulations to the StoryBox Winners And the winners of the 6 month subscription to StoryBox Magazines from Bayard Presse are:   Natalie Hollis Becky Downey Indria Purnamasari   To everyone else who entered, thank you so much for doing so. I’m happy to let you know that there is another great competition coming up in the […]

New Leaf Nursery Ingelside

New Leaf Nursery in Ingelside

New Leaf Nursery in Ingelside     New Leaf Nursery is a bizarre, crazy cool place to visit in Ingelside. It has some amazing attractions for kids and really great plants for the adults.   If you’re needing to get some plants or something extraordinary that you can’t find elsewhere and you’ve got the kids […]