Monthly Archives: October 2013

Kids Galore!

It was almost a year in the making, and despite a lot of last minute juggling, last weekend we finally pulled off a bit of a coup. Eighteen boys, between three and sixteen, headed south to Graco’s Farm, accompanied by … Continue reading

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Of Monitor Lizards, Macaques and Flying Mammals

To visit the Underground River was the underpinning of our trip to Palawan. We had even booked a hotel nearby. And then we nearly didn’t make it! Strong currents on the Sunday – backlash from the typhoons further north – … Continue reading

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Nicky & Ally’s Awfully Big Adventure

An old school friend flew into Manila last week, and two days later the typhoons chased us off Luzon and down to Palawan. We were booked into Daluyon Resort, two hours drive up and down winding, half made roads from … Continue reading

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Petaluma’s Bridgewater Mill Restaurant

High in the Adelaide Hills on the edge of Bridgewater is the old Bridgewater flour mill. Built in the 1860s and lovingly converted over a century later into a cellar door and gourmet restaurant among the gum trees, with a … Continue reading

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Cabbages and Condoms

Almost twenty years since we left Bangkok, I was not expecting to find my favourite restaurant alive and thriving after so long. Our concierge assured me  that it was still in business… …So I gathered up my friends and caught … Continue reading

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