A Map of Tassie

I get quite the sentiment from people that 2016 has been a bit of a bitch in general. For me, it has not been my favourite year to date. What about you? I had a lovely long chat to Mum this morning. She was on her way to the airport. For the first time since April, we talked about John without crying. In fact, we laughed! We laughed about how … [Read more...]

Things to do {and eat!} in Noosa.

I have been to Noosa three times now. The first two times were for work, and it was super busy so I didn't really get to just be. These school holidays, we were excited at the thought of going to Hawaii, but then a cat vet bill came in, causing a catastrophic hit to the old bank account, so our grand plans had to be somewhat scaled back. Mr. Woog … [Read more...]

What to do in Singapore

Myself, Mum, Horatio and Cousin Rosie were guests of Singapore Tourism Board When it comes to my initial thoughts about Singapore, the first two words that spring to mind are clean, and hot and because I am neither of these traits, how was I going to get along with this country, with me being the absolute opposite of these adjectives? Turns … [Read more...]

“Jane, this is another clematis!”

Woogs are travelling as guests of Singapore Tourism. Sometimes when the kids have been totally feral on the weekends, Mr. Woog will take them to the local nursery as punishment. I know this seems strange, but plants are universally boring for children, and they have acres of gardens to bitch and moan about while Mr. Woog can get some shopping … [Read more...]

Are you a social traveller?

Woogs are travelling thanks to Singapore Tourism Mum allows and extra 20 minutes to get through security screenings. Yesterday myself, Mum, Horatio and Cousin Rose stepped aboard our flight to Singapore with no incident, which is very rare for me. Usually I like to forget my flight, lose my passport and or lose a child, but having Mum here, who … [Read more...]

How to buy walking shoes.

  I am taking it as a sign. My first official slide into middle age. Today I am going to buy a pair of comfortable "walking" shoes. You see I leave for Singapore tomorrow with Horatio, Mum and Cousin Rose for five jam-packed days of looking at all things Singaporean. Singapore Tourism has enquired whether my mother was in a fit enough … [Read more...]

Ten things to do to extend those holiday feelings (at home)

Whether you have had a wonderful break, a very average one, or are packing up the car to head off on your summer holidays, there is always the impending sense of doom that is the post holiday blues. Today, because I care about you, I am going to share my tips and tricks to try to extend that holiday euphoria, long after your car has pulled into … [Read more...]

Pack your bag. We are off to Thailand!

Do you remember ages ago when I had a brainwave that I would like to take a small group of readers on a holiday? To Bali? Remember? Well, pack me a suitcase because we leave tomorrow. BUT THEN..... I thought I should make it a regular thing and together with Lea from Hello Me, we put together a second trip, this time to Thailand. Here … [Read more...]

Excellent.

Sponsored by Origin Ever since we got Netflix a few months ago, I have become obsessed with documentaries. I have watched Steve Jobs - The Billion Dollar Hippy, The Unbelievers, Unplanned America and dozens of TED Talks. I like the realness of them. Michael Moore is like a guru for me. So taking what I have picked up in regarding what makes a … [Read more...]

How to do a Girl’s Weekend in Melbourne

Last Friday Mrs. Goodman and I boarded a Qantas flight. We were full with vigour and good cheer. As we sat in our seats, I heard someone say "Hello Mrs. Woog!" and I looked up to find two gorgeous readers! We chatted and I asked them where they were off too..... So it seems that although I was full of vigour and good cheer, I had forgotten to … [Read more...]