The Stormy Goose

Now I don’t drink tea or coffee, but I do like cake. And one of my favourite things to do now that winter has arrived is head down to The Goose and watch the winter storms roll in.

Watching Football at Cafe

Hello Football Fans, I am a football fanatic and I love watching  football. I am always ready  to get up at 4  in the morning and watch a game. The time difference with Europe is 8 hours which means watching  games early in the morning Sydney time. My favourite football  team is Juventus; a club…

Going for Gold.

Consistent waves rolling in with smells of salts in the air and a light fresh breeze on your skin. The morning energy increasing as the sun is rising over the big, blue tropical ocean. What a magical part of this beautiful world to watch the sunrise – Burleigh Heads, Australia.     Stroll around, go for…

Open at 5am

One of the less wonderful parts of being a parent is the night time wake ups. When they are sick, teething, having nightmares, cold, hot, falling out of bed, or sneaking into your bed for snuggles. Last night was one of those nights where at least one of the above was happening… for all three children….

Down by the bay

While experiencing the relaxing atmosphere of Shorncliffe complete with the pier by the beach, the sun and the sand. We decided to find a spot for breakfast and a coffee and only had to go as far as Sandgate to find the Matthew Thomas Cafe! This very stylish building caught our eye with it’s charm…

Non-Coffee Lover Likes A Latte

You always remember that first taste of coffee…mmm delicious right? Well, not for me. Coffee and cafes are a mystery to me. People love it. It’s part of their lives. It’s an essential part of their day. Me on the other hand? I just don’t get it. On any other day, I’d easily walk past a…

Little Hideaway on a Little Getaway

Over the summer my partner and I decided to take a short break away from the responsibilities of life and drove down the coast to sunny, eclectic Byron Bay. We decided to stay in a cute little cabin in the Byron Holiday Park, a short bus ride from the bustling main town center. Having just…

Favourite Bru

It’s Wednesday, 6.30am. Recently, I’ve taken to waking up naturally without the aid of an alarm. It works most days. I’m greeted by my dog Pete who insists we leave the house immediately, mostly so he can take an inventory of the smells and goings on from the night before. I read somewhere that when…

Sunday Mornings

There is nowhere more relaxing than a Sunday morning kicking back at Sea Salt and Vine Cafe in Scarborough at the tip of the Redcliffe Penninsula just north of Brisbane. Situated right on the waterfront with breathtaking views across the water to Bribie Island, Moreton Island, The Glasshouse Mountains and the reef that rises from…

Recipe for Success

Today I found myself enjoying one of the things I have unwittingly taken for granted – time. Stumped for creative ideas and a deadline drawing closer, I began to wonder what it was that I was missing, what has devoured my inspiration and how could I get it back. I decided it was time; time…

Solitude at Scatter Bean

Taringa train station is a busy hub during the working week with crowds of people waiting for their connection into the CBD. Luckily for me, Scatter Bean Cafe provides the perfect suburban oasis for a little pre-work relaxation before braving the rush. The café has a vintage atmosphere, with op shop decor lending a relaxed…

Quiet Moments at Maleny

Ever felt like sitting back, relaxing and viewing the mountain scenery, the Orangery Cafe at Maleny allows you to do just that. Sit back, sip a beautiful coffee or tea and just take in the luscious view and breeze. The Orangery is a beautiful old colonial style house that was converted into ‘shabby chic country’ cafe. With…