Tag Archives: Australia

Welcome to Mildura

Of all the things that I have planned for my summer holidays, I have been very excited for my 2 week rural placement in Mildura.


I have grown up on the Gold Coast and since then have been a city girl, loving, living and visiting cities in Australia and across the world. Aside from one brief visit to Roma for the races, I have barely been west from Brisbane, so I might seem like an unlikely candidate for a rural scholarship.

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Hunter Valley adventures: Part 2

I have always thought of myself as a bit of a city girl.  I feel like I thrive in a big city and love the convenience and excitement that you feel when walking down a busy street.  But something about waking up in our cottage that was in the middle of nowhere, leisurely starting the day with no where really to be and jumping on our pushbikes to ride down the empty streets made me realise that I also really love the countryside.

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Hunter Valley adventures: Part 1

If you follow me on twitter you will probably know that we had a fantastic weekend away in Hunter Valley about two weeks ago, yet I am only just getting around to blogging about it.  I have so many photos and stories to share from our fun-filled trip, hope you enjoy them!
After an early start on Friday morning to get to the airport in time for our 5:30am flight, we were a little concerned to hear our names broadcast over the loudspeaker, blasting out in Brisbane airport.

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Lighthouse Love

Anyone who has heard of Byron will be aware of the iconic lighthouse, situated on the most easterly point of Australia.  Of course, a visit to Byron is not complete without at least one visit to the lighthouse, and you all know that Kris and I are keen for any photo opportunity.  Consider yourself pre-warned that this is a very image heavy, touristy post.

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Operation Gold Coast

Since I grew up on the Gold Coast, and with 6 months until our move, I have taken it as a personal challenge to make Kris like and appreciate the GC. Although he loves the beach and the people that we know down the coast, he has been focusing on some of the negative aspects.

So on the weekend, when we were going down for a good friend’s birthday, I put a plan into action, Operation: help Kris like the Gold Coast. We started with a tour around, first checking out the medical school (which looks modern and pretty good – from the outside at least), and then driving around various areas and potential new suburbs to call home. We also visited my auntie Tina for a fantastic coffee at Cafe Sorrento (and Kris had a delicious cake after his disappointing brekky we had earlier in Brissy). So far so good!

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