Road tripping again

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Juju: Looking for mermaids Juju: Happily digging. My youngest baby has lost his baby face Mowgli: Bug boy   Our road trip from Melbourne up to Tathra for the Airstream Rally was such a breeze in comparison to our long road trip through…

First ever Airstream Rally “Down Under”

Somewhere in-between breaking down in the Northern Territory and launching Happy Camper Pizza, we managed to take part in a historical event – Australia’s first ever Airstream Rally. Officially, it was the inaugural rally of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) “Down Under” Unit – an Aussie arm of the Airstream club started in 1955….

47/52: Mo Bro’s & Mo Sistas

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Coco: Looks like a 70’s porn star Juju: Rather excited by her furry addition Mowgli: Crooked ‘mo   My beautiful friend, Emelia, brought some ‘mo love to our house last week. “It’s Mo-vember” she proclaimed to the kids, as she pulled out a…

Maiden Voyage

Happy Camper Pizza has officially hit the streets of Melbourne, Australia! Our first night and the dough roller broke down, the oven malfunctioned and Remi was not a happy camper. But in the end he and his incredible assistants managed to churn out a few yummy pizzas. Thanks to everyone who joined in Allegra’s (our…

44/52: Play-Doh Fetish

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Mowgli:Our little larrikin. When he’s not whingeing, he’s always trying to make us laugh. Juju: Star obsessed in a new tutu.  Coco: Play-Doh and dressups.     There’s no such thing as a quiet game of Play-Doh in our house. While their Papa lay…

Happy Camper

Our beautiful Vintage Airstream, Wallabee, is going to be off the road for some time. She has some significant issues with her subframe. That means the end of our full-time Australian road trip until we can find the money and someone with the expertise to fix her. (If there’s anyone in Melbourne who knows about…

Bittersweet homecoming

I haven’t posted anything for a couple of months because I’ve been feeling really disappointed that we quit our road trip around Australia so early. One of the main reasons was because Wallabee was sick – she’s having major chassis issues and at the time we didn’t have a clue what was wrong. Things were…

35/52: The Devils Marbles

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Juju: Rock collecting.  Mowgli and Coco: Full of beans and up to no good.    North of Alice Springs, the highway passes close to The Devils Marbles, a famous rock formation that’s right up there with Uluru. The local Warumungu Aboriginals call them Karlu…

Oarsome Alice Springs

As luck would have it, we arrived in Alice Springs just in time for the town’s famous sailing and rowing regatta – the Henley-on-Todd. It’s the world’s only dry boat race – held on the Todd river bed. What began as a piss take (satire) in the 1960s of the famous Henley-on-Thames race between Cambridge…

34/52: Peacock Digs

 “A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Coco: Digging in socks… The twins have been wearing odd socks for months – usually their sister’s pink hand-me-downs. I really need to buy some new ones. Juju: I’m not sure why she put a bucket on her head. But it kept her…

32/52: Outback Roadhouse

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Juju: Rock collecting beside the Sturt Desert Peas Mowgli and Coco: Lego buddies    As we cruised along the Stuart Highway through the centre of Australia, outback roadhouses were our oases of food, fuel and accommodation. The distances between them are several hundred…

33/52: Camels at Uluru

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Mowgli: With Coober, named after Cooberpedy. Juju: She named her camel Princess Aurora, of course. Coco: He wouldn’t stop feeding dirt to his camel, Hercules. We couldn’t resist a short camel ride at The Red Centre, the only paid tourist thing we’ve done…