Litchfield: party central

When Dave told his cousin Peter that we would visit Darwin in July, Peter immediately invited us to join him with a crowd of mates, camping in Litchfield National Park.Litchfield is only an hour’s drive from Darwin so it is a great spot for locals to head for a weekend.…

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Kakadu Dreams

Have you ever turned up somewhere wonderful and thought, “how could I not have  visited here before?” or “why has it taken me so long to come to this place?”.Well, that’s exactly what it was like for me the first time I visited Australia’s Northern Territory.Back in 2017 Dave and…

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having a chat with …..

Gail Cirillo International house & pet sitter Gail Cirillo and husband Bruno have had a fascinating few years since their retirement and discovery of international house & pet sitting.Thanks to the marvels of social media and a very enthusiastic house sitter community, Dave and I have become great friends with…

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Rabbits in the headlights

Have you ever had to front a video camera and come up with something mildly intelligent or amusing?  Well, it is not as easy as it looks. It is a bit dazzling, let me tell you, even if you are very familiar with the subject matter.Now, I'm certainly not about…

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Back from the Outback

Dave's been saying to me for years: you have to experience driving in the Outback to really get it. If I thought the drive on the way into the Red Center from Queensland was epic, then what was to come was even more so. Following our incredible Kings Canyon visit…

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Kings Canyon in our own back yard

As we approached the check-in counter at Kings Canyon Resort I was comforted by the globally recognised symbols, assuring us that WIFI was available. It was after we'd been through the formalities with the receptionist that we learned not only was there no internet, there was also no mobile service.…

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