Novotel Brisbane Family Staycation

Sometimes all you need is a short break to recharge the batteries.  We stayed at the Novotel Brisbane on a Saturday night during the school holidays with nothing but relaxation and fun on our to do list. This was also my first stay at a Novotel with the boys. I was pretty excited because from […]

We had a whale of a time with ‘Speedy’ and QPAC’s SummerSet Program

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) has brought some amazing productions to the Brisbane stage this summer. We were fortunate to catch both Mister Maker AND The Snail and the Whale by best-selling writer/illustrator team, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Books by these authors are always on high request at bedtime with The Gruffalo and The […]

A Royal Staycation in Brisbane

Summer is coming and we’re excited!  The school holidays are just around the corner and many families from across the globe are flocking to the Sunshine State.  The Gold and Sunshine Coasts are always a popular choice but if you’re visiting Queensland, don’t forget to give our hometown of Brisbane a try! We love being […]


Our hometown of Brisbane is set to host the global premiere of ‘The Brickman’ Ryan McNaught’s ‘Wonders of the World’  exhibition! Aussie brickie fans can explore a world of epic LEGO masterpieces, where some of mankind’s most amazing achievements from all over the globe come together in a world first, fully interactive experience. Our boys […]

Guest blogger – Families Magazine checks out P&O Pacific Dawn’s Kids Club

A story that I haven’t really shared here is that our love of Jetsetting lead us to a love of cruising.  In July 2015, we took a one month trip to the US …all the way to Orlando, Florida to knock over the theme parks and to tick one huge item off the bucket list… […]

Something BIG is planned for P&O’s Pacific Dawn!

Great news for our Queensland holidaying families! P & O Cruises raised the bar last year with their Pacific Aria and Pacific Eden refits and now they are set to do it again with Brisbane based Pacific Dawn. (Image supplied) Pacific Dawn will be redesigned to mirror the striking contemporary look of Pacific Aria. We are fortunate […]

One From Our Must Do List – The Wheel of Brisbane

We have spent a bit of time this week exploring the South Bank Parkland in Brisbane as part of QPAC’s bi-annual “Out Of The Box Festival“ for kids aged 2 – 8. Although I am Brisbane born and bred, I still find it fun to be a tourist in my hometown and “see the sights” and […]

The LEGO Brickman Experience for kids

After a visit to LEGOLand Florida earlier this year, I didn’t think that our LEGO life could get any better… and then we received an invitation to visit the BrickMan Experience and meet certified Brickman, Ryan McNaught! The BrickMan Experience which has been touring Sydney, Melbourne is now Brisbane at the Brisbane Convention  & Exhibition […]