Our holiday bucket list

We have just booked flights to Bali in March to meet up with some friends from South Africa. This has got us all excited and thinking about our holiday destination bucket list. Here are the top 6 places on our holiday bucket list, that we hope to travel to in the very near future. 1….

Delicious camping food ideas

One of the first things we do before we go camping is come up with a menu for the duration of our stay. When deciding on camping food, we look for two key things – it has to be simple to make and it must taste delicious. Here are our favourites: Breakfast: Overnight Oats Egg…

The scenic Spit to Manly walk

The Spit to Manly walk is a picturesque walk that takes you through a mix of bushland and harbourside trails. This scenic route takes you past many secluded beaches and panoramic lookout points. The Spit to Manly walk is easily accessible from Sydney city centre via public transport. You can choose to do the walk from Spit…

Product review: Luci Inflatable Solar Light

We took Luci the Solar powered inflatable light camping with us on our first camping trip in Australia and she outdid herself! The Luci Outdoor 2.0 Solar Powered inflatable light is awesome!!! (See our camping trip here) It folds up really small and inflates to a good size that provides enough light to light up…

Coolendel bush camping near Sydney

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…

Beautiful Berrima

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…

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…

Date night at Spice Alley, Chippendale

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…

DIY: Bookcase revamp

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…

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…

Delicious “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.

Sydney’s Hermitage Foreshore walk – What spectacular views!

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 and parks for picnicking.