Seven Mile Beach & the Pipis

29th March 2016

Dear Chibi,

Last weekend Hubby and I spent our Easter Sunday down south at Kiama and Seven Mile Beach. For some reason, the forecast is always rain over Easter, but luckily for us it was all dry when we arrived (It was raining pretty hard on our way there)

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Kiama blowhole. I’m preeeetty sure I’ve been here before. I just can’t seem to find any photographic evidence xP

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A week in Tassie Part 2: Coles Bay & Freycinet

26th November 2015

A week in Tasmania Part 1: Hobart

Dear Chibi,

We started the day with some breakfast at Jackman & McRoss before leaving for the east coast.

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Freshly brewed chai milk tea with honey

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Scallop and Seaweed Pie ~ very interesting taste!

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Bacon and scrambled eggs focaccia

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..And with that, it was time to say good bye to Hobart :)

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Windy days at Jervis Bay

12th February 2014

Dear Chibi,

I managed to get some time off for all the weekend work I did last month, so Jacky and I spent a couple of days down at Jervis Bay. The weather looked lovely without a cloud in sight, however it was actually really really windy. I must’ve stated that about a billion times during my stay there. Oh my… XD

We didn’t end up taking many pics because of the wind, so here, you can have this instead:

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Relaxing @Hyams Beach~ safe and sound under a tent!

P.S The tent eventually collapsed too. Thanks windy! :P

Carrington Falls & Seven Mile Beach!

1st April 2013

Dear Chibi,

On Saturday of the long weekend, Jacky and I went on a day trip down to the South Coast to explore Carrington Falls and to play at the beach. The weather was perfect :)

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Start of the trail to Carrington Falls. It’s a pretty easy and short walk~ Don’t have to worry about not finding toilets, like the Blue Mountains trip one time …  ;D

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Our final destination

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The 2 of us on Australia Day

27th January 2013

Dear Chibi,

Jacky and I spent Saturday strolling along the beaches of Nielsen Park. Since it was Australia Day, it was really packed but we eventually found some quiet areas where we played around with Jacky’s camera :) The forecast for the day was scattered showers with chance of thunderstorms from midday… but the day went by without a single raindrop ^^; There were even times I complained there was too much sun XD Here’s some photos from the day:

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Wedding holiday in Bali

25th September 2012

Dear Chibi,

During the last 5 days I had the pleasure of joining Jacky’s family in celebrating Alan and Sandra’s wedding in Bali. This was my first time in Bali and it took me a while to get my head around the fact Bali is part of Indonesia and not Thailand XD (Chibi’s dodgy geography skills) The flight was 5 hours 45 minutes and we flew with Jetstar~ nice and cheap but no inflight entertainment.

We arrived late at night in the very humid and hot weather. The 15 of us stayed at Villa Bidadari in 4 massive villas, in a secluded area away from mankind it seems XD. It’s beautiful, spacious and open. Maybe a bit too open for my comfort..lol The villas are basically outside, so we have mossies and wild creatures wandering in and out whenever they feel pleased XD There were a lot of mossies in the rooms, you can watch dragonflies and bees while you shower (or have them watch you.. ), you hear frogs and roosters practically all night long~ and when it rains, it’s so loud you feel like it’s raining on you. It was all fascinating, strange and scary for little Jen. I wasn’t sure how secure the place was seeing as there’s no actual door to block access to the villas, but we got by with no issues :)

I didn’t get to sleep at all on the first night.  I wasn’t used to the temperature and was scared by all the noises I heard. (Frogs are the worst) Thankfully, sleep was a bit better during the other nights.

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Trip to Adelaide

7th January 2012

Dear Chibi,

The 8 of us (Jacky, Burpy, Ray, MZ, Emily, Meeko, Mel and I) have spent the last couple of days exploring the city of Adelaide. Now you’re probably wondering the same thing I was: What’s there to do in Adelaide? Well, read on and find out :D

Day 1:
We met up nice and early at the Sydney domestic airport for our 6.45am Virgin flight. However, Emily and the girls arrived late which lead to the others all missing their flight since she had their plane tickets >.< Jacky and I boarded the plane first and decided to meet up with them in Adelaide later in the day. Thankfully they were able to catch the next flight 2 hours later, so it wasn’t too bad. The flight was a short one, no food on plane but at least there was a screen to watch some TV. There is a 30 minute timezone difference between Sydney and Adelaide, which didn’t really affect us.

Upon arriving, we had some breakfast at Hungry Jacks before catching a shuttle bus to our holiday house at Angas Court :) Looking out the window, the streets of Adelaide weren’t too exciting to be honest. It feels like a small old town with a tiny population (1.2 million, compared to 4.6 million in Sydney).

The holiday house at Angas Court was nice and cosy. A little small compared to the place we stayed at Nelson’s Bay, but I liked it anyway :) The arrangements were quite pretty and had a very homely feel. There were beds for 6 in total, with Burpy and MZ sleeping on the couch downstairs.

After the others arrived, we spent the day checking out the city and visiting neighbouring places.

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Trip to Melbourne

9th January 2009

Dear Chibi,

Jacky and I were on a holiday in Melbourne for the past week and just got back to Sydney last night. Home Sweet Home! It was both our first time going to Melbourne so we were unsure what to really expect. Is it different? Is it exciting? Does it look like Sydney? What’s the weather and people like? And all those questions the curious would wonder.

As we arrived at the Melbourne Airport, we thought we went back to Sydney! haha.. except the airport is much smaller than Sydney’s but the similarity is there. So we hired our car and headed out the door.. first step into Melbourne! What did we feel? A blasting cold chilly wind, in the middle of Summer on a nice shiny bright day! We heard the weather fluctuates drastically everyday, but only when we were there we understood exactly what that meant XD

Day 1: Arrive – Pick Up Car – Check in -Explore the Melbourne CBD, China Town, Familiarising city locations and buildings!

As we explored the Melbourne City, it wasn’t hard to convince ourselves we were in London or something XD There were trams everywhere!! A lot of old fashioned ones too. It definitely had a different feel to Sydney. There’s also less population, the roads were more spacious, and there’s a lot more people on Bicycles. It was quite an interesting experience… especially finding out there were some slight new road rules ^^; Wasn’t Jacky having a lot of fun XD There is a “Hook Turn” road rule, where you essentially turn right by going onto the left lane! Kinda weird, I know. And of course, we saw A LOT of stadiums!! I’m not much of a sports fan, but Jacky was really really amused, haha.

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