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The Sock Mistress

Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.
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Vegetarian Surfers Paradise Dining – PappaRich

For around the last 18 months I have been working in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast.  I thought it might be fun to share a few of the more inexpensive vegetarian dining options that I pick for a quick, casual lunch. First up, one of my favourites and a fairly recent addition to the … Continue reading

P&O Pacific Jewel Christmas Day Menus

Short and sweet post, simply the Christmas Day menus from the Pacific Jewel cruise. The first image is the lunchtime menu from The Waterfront dining room and the second two images are from The Pantry. Follow @paula_from_nz

P&O Goodtimes Daily Schedule – part 2

Prior to my P&O cruise I was unable to find many examples of the onboard activities.   This post contains the P&O Goodtimes activities guides from the second half of the cruise.  Yesterday’s blog post has the P&O Goodtimes schedules from the first half.  These were the onboard daily schedule of activities available on the Pacific Jewel on the … Continue reading

P&O Goodtimes Daily Schedule – part 1

Prior to my P&O cruise I was unable to find many examples of the onboard activities.  This post contains the P&O Goodtimes which is the daily schedule of activities available on the Pacific Jewel on the 11 day sailing from Melbourne to Gladstone and back to Melbourne again. Apologies for the quality on some of these, … Continue reading

Cruising tips – saving $ and travel light

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Cruising solo

I know many people hate travelling and dining alone, but I’m not one of them.  I love the feeling I get from being totally anonymous in a strange city. Therefore, I had no hesitation on booking a solo cruise for myself over Christmas.  The only bummer to the process was having to pay for two … Continue reading

P&O vs Princess Cruise Line

Call me a snob but for years I have avoided P&O prefering to travel with Princess Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean and the premium Disney Cruise Line.  However a need for a last-minute Christmas holiday combined with a P&O sale forced my hand and I lashed out on a last minute cruise for a party of … Continue reading

Guard dogs… yeah, right!

The slightest hint of a leaf rustling in the garden and there is a stampede of yelling dogs flying through the house to protect us from the possible threat. As I leave for work every day,I don’t have to worry about my family or possessions, while leaving them in the protective custody of these vicious, ankle … Continue reading

STRESSED is DESSERTS spelled backwards

  Couldn’t resist sharing the rest of these beautiful cakes from our recent cruise onboard Sea Princess from Fremantle to Indonesia.  Each evening in the buffet were these gorgeous, colourful desserts and cakes. So many to choose, so few elastic waisted pants. Follow @paula_from_nz

Cake! This blog post contains (lots of) calories

Mum and I recently returned from a cruise onboard Sea Princess from Fremantle to Indonesia.  One of the highlights was each evening in the buffet with these gorgeous, colourful desserts and cakes. There was something for everyone and very few repeats on our 15 night cruise – chocolate, coffee, almond, fruit tarts, pavlova, multiple flavours … Continue reading

My snuggly-buggly

Two years ago we were chosen by a lovely family to take in their precious pup when their lifestyle and her were no longer compatible. Within a few weeks we had broken her of the “no dogs on the furniture” rule from her previous life and she took to the couch and the bed very … Continue reading

Halong Bay Cruise – Vietnam

We took a punt and booked online.  Unfortunately our first choice boat based on Tripadvisor was fully booked and we ended up on the 3-star Golden Lotus Classic cruise.  I think this is an overly generous rating – it was a 2-star at most IMO – and I’m not that fussy. Cost was $US220 including … Continue reading

Vietnam – travel cost summary

Back in February when I was arranging our holiday to Vietnam, I wrote of The cost of an organised tour vs Independent Travel. The holiday has now been completed and we are home, while we were away I kept track as much as possible on what we spent. All accommodation included a cooked breakfast, free wifi … Continue reading

Kaohsiung – Taiwan

Click here for part 1  Blurb repeated from previous entry so skip to the photos if you read the first one 😉 When we did our Royal Carribean cruise back in July, for the second cruise we had two stops in Vietnam. One of these was Hoi An which is situated on Vietnam’s central coast.  Mum and […]

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Miegunyah House Museum – Historic House

So after the zombie mannequins at Beenleigh Historic Village, I was pretty sure that a visit to Wolston House was going to be your standard, run of the mill historic house. For the most part, I was right, however visiting Wolston House will remain memorable for a couple of reasons, but I’ll come to those shortly. First […]

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