Pizza in the Pine Forest

It’s not every day you get to host a pizza party in a pine forest. Let alone for someone as special as photographer Kate Berry from hellokateberry. It was a whole family event, which included a camp fire, wild mushroom foraging for the pizza toppings and a bucket load of marshamallows. And even if we say…

Booktown

When a friend suggested we team up our Airstreams for a weekend at Clunes Booktown Festival, Remi and I were intrigued… A whole town dedicated to the simple pleasure of curling up with a great book? Would anyone lift their nose out of their book long enough to eat pizza? It was worth finding out. Every…

Best Birthday Cake Ever

We just celebrated Remi’s 40th Birthday with the most amazing cake ever! One of my Instagram friends, Mandie (@missgroovygirl) made this replica of our Happy Camper Pizza food van. And it made everyone’s day! The kids admired it and poked and prodded for hours before I could bring myself to put the candles in and carve it…

The Hills Are Alive Festival

Nestled among the rolling  hills of South Gippsland, Melbourne, is a little farm which every year comes alive with the sound of music. The Hills Are Alive is a two-day camping and music festival with a friends-of-friends attendance policy that makes it the most special music festival we’ve ever been to. We were lucky to…

Passata Day

                                                                                                      Photo by Kate Berry…

Living spontaneously

I am the antithesis of prepared. I am the person who books an International flight and manically hunts for my passport on the morning of departure. I am the person who travels through South America for a year without reading the Lonely Planet guide that’s in my backpack. I am the person who tows a…

Another kind of life?

“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.” Juju, Mowgli and Coco: All in absolute bliss playing in the beautiful white sands of Currarong Beach (Jervis Bay) on a drive from Sydney to Melbourne.    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what kind of life I want for my children….

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…

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…

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…

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…