Category Archives: Traveling

12 days till Italy 

Only 12 days to go now till our much awaited holiday in Italy!!! It’s so close we can almost taste it!! Today we started going through what clothes we will need to take with us and tomorrow I am picking up the suitcases from my mums. 

There is still a few things we need to do, but the excitement is mounting and quite frankly, I can’t wait!!!! 


Last cab to Darwin

I saw a lovely movie yesterday it was called “Last Cab to Darwin” an Australian film starring Michael Caton. 

It was sad and yet funny at the same time. It was actually based on a true story which made it all the more sad. 

I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, I just wanted to say that if you are thinking of going to see a movie and you aren’t sure of what to see don’t look past “Last cab to Darwin.” 

Dogs are family



I was driving somewhere the other day and when I stopped at the lights, I noticed two sets of eyes and two noses peering out of a black box (or so it seemed) attached to the back of the car in front of me. 

Even though the dogs were far safer in that black box than some of the dogs I see riding all alone in the back of a Utes unrestrained, I still couldn’t help thinking how sad they looked and I couldn’t help wondering why they couldn’t be in the actual car with their person. Dogs are family, family should be together!!




Celebration time!! Our Italy accommodation is all booked finally!!! Our travel agent is a gem!!! Well both our travel agents are gems!! All that remains is the Dubai stopover to be organised and we are set!! There are only 79 days to go now!! Come on September!!!! 

The Hitchhiker 

I saw a hitchhiker today – I think that’s the first one I have ever seen – well in real life anyway I’ve seen plenty of them in movies and I’ve seen enough to know that it never turns out well for the person in the car that stops to help  – he was standing on the side of the road in Upper Ferntree Gully right on the bendy bit which goes up to Belgrave or left to Olinda and he was trying to flag a ride. I honestly didn’t think people actually did that anymore, I mean who would be silly enough to stop and give him a lift? He could very well have been a psychopath for all I know. 

I couldn’t help wondering about him though as I drove past and because the weather was so terrible today I hoped for his sake that someone would stop and give him a ride, because hopefully he was just a regular person like you and I who had found himself in need of a lift.

One step closer 

Well I’m one step closer to going to Italy tonight, because today I lodged and paid for my passport. Yay!!

It was rather funny in a kind of sad way – when I showed the lady my birth certificate she gasped at how old it looked! I had to remind her that I am no spring chicken – mind you this young lady would have been all of what twenty two.
So now it’s just a matter of waiting out the two to three weeks that it takes for the passport to arrive. I can’t tell you how excited I am. 
Italy here I come !!!