Coolendel bush camping near Sydney

Coolendel Camping

The sun was shining through the gum trees as we drove along the winding dirt road to Coolendel bush camp. We arrived at the office, greeted by a peacock with his bright tail feathers spread and on display. Sonia gave us a map of the campsite and explained the all different camp areas and showed […]

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Beautiful Berrima

Berrima, Harpers Mansion

In just under 2 hours drive from Sydney city centre, you will find the small but picturesque town of Berrima. Berrima is located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia and has a population of just 400 people. We left Sydney at 10am and 2 hours later we felt like we were miles […]

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GIVEAWAY: Win a AU$200 travel voucher with Webjet – CLOSED

A Blonde and a Beard

Find yourself day dreaming about your next trip? Whether it’s a Pacific Island cruise, a road trip with the family, or an overseas holiday to a tropical island, European city or winter wonderland, Webjet have you covered! We always use Webjet to find the cheapest flights and travel deals. They also have a very handy […]

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Secluded Resolute Beach at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

Looking for a secluded beach close to Sydney? Believe it or not, they do exist! Resolute Beach at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park will make you feel like you have been transported to a tropical island! All while getting some exercise in the process. Pack a picnic, water, swimwear, beach towel and some sunblock and drive […]

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Date night at Spice Alley, Chippendale

Spice Alley

One of the best things about living in Sydney is that there are SO many restaurants to choose from! We were looking for something different for date night and came across the Spice Alley, a hawker style eatery in Chippendale. It is located 1km from Central Station in Kensington street, so it’s super easy to […]

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DIY: Bookcase revamp

Bookcase refurbishment

Moving countries means refurnishing a home, which makes me (the Blonde) very excited! We had a couple of furniture items shipped over from South Africa, but a bookcase wasn’t one of them and we had a stack of books that needed to be stored.  We were looking for something that was solid timber and didn’t […]

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Bushwalk: America Bay track at Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

A mere hours drive from Sydney’s CBD lies the beautiful Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park With its breathtaking views, iconic Australian bushland and ancient Aboriginal engravings, this is the perfect day trip for anyone looking to get away from the city. Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park stretches across Sydney’s north, encompassed by rivers, creeks and even the […]

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Delicious “Health” Rusk Recipe

Health Rusk Recipe

As South Africans, one of our favourite things to have with a cup of tea or coffee is a rusk. This is a recipe that Jenna’s (the Blonde) mom has made for many years, so when we make it here in Australia it reminds us of home. Rusks:  “A rusk is a hard, dry biscuit […]

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Sydney’s Hermitage Foreshore walk – What spectacular views!

Hermitage Foreshore Walk

There is no better way to warm up on a chilly winters day than a nice brisk walk! A couple of weekends ago we did the Hermitage Foreshore walk which follows the ocean and has the most spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House as well as great swimming beaches […]

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