Whites Beach, Broken Head

Whites Beach, Broken Head

When we arrived back at home in Australia I made a list of all the beaches I wanted to go to. The area of the far north coast of NSW were I grew up has some of the best beaches in the world. I wanted to see my favorites, share them with the girls and […]

Evans Head, NSW

Evans Head, NSW

So hear we are back to the beach again…this time visitng¬†Evans Head. Evans, as locals call it is a small coastal town half hour drive south of Ballina. It is about the same distance as driving to Byron from Ballina, but the other direction – heading south down the coast. It is sandwiched between two […]

Lake Ainsworth, NSW

Lake Ainsworth, NSW

Lake Ainsworth is a fresh water lake at Lennox Head, the next beach town North of Ballina. It is a 15 minute drive along the ocean from Grandmda’s house, and half way to Byron Bay from Ballina. The Girls and I went to Lennox Head a few times while we were in Australia as it […]

Bangalow Boutiques

Bangalow Boutiques

I mentioned Bangalow in my last post – specifically about the Bangalow market, and while looking through my photos I realised I also had lots of images of the Bangalow boutiques. I mentioned that Bangalow has fantastic shops, and so you can see what I was talking about, I am going to show you…I know […]

Bangalow Market

Bangalow Market

If I were living my parallel life (meaning the life we left behind in Australia) today I would be going to the Bangalow Markets. Held on the fourth Sunday of each month at Bangalow show-grounds, of all the North Coast markets, Lismore, Nimbin, Byron, Ballina, Lennox Head, and the Channon, Bangalow market is my favorite. […]

Sea World, QLD

Sea World, QLD

Ok now, before Spring officially arrives here, I am going to get back to blogging about our trip to Australia, where we were lucky to enjoy a month of beautiful Spring there. I feel blessed to have been able to skip a month of the cold North American Fall and replace it with balmy sub […]

The Gold Coast

The Gold Coast

This trip we had reason to stay on the Gold Coast as we were attending my cousin Susan’s wedding and I am happy to say, we really enjoyed our time there. The Gold Coast, or the Goldie as many happen to call it, is the coastal area of QLD about 90km south of Brisbane, stretching […]

Crystal Castle

Crystal Castle

One of the best days out we had while in Australia was to visit Crystal Castle. To me Crystal Castle is the epitome of the North Coast of NSW. When I think about all of the wonderful things the region offers, and why people flock to the area for holiday, Crystal Castle rolls it all […]

Little Wategos, NSW

Little Wategos, NSW

One of the best things about being back on the North Coast, was the easy access to numerous amazing beaches. I can’t talk enough about the beaches in this region – they are breathtaking. During the month we were back, I tired to visit many of the beaches that I grew up with, the first […]

The Farm

The Farm

When we arrived back in Australia, one of the first things I wanted to do was to go to the farm. This is the farm that I grew up with, and lived on during varies stages of my upbringing. My Grandparents bought this farm not long after they immigrated from America to Australia in 1969. […]

1st Sunrise At Grandma's

1st Sunrise At Grandma’s

One of the positive things about jet lag, is waking to see sunrise. For the entire first week of our trip to Australia (and then some), the Girls and I woke at dawn. I had not seen the sun rise for a long while and I really enjoyed the morning light. Together we sat on […]

We're back!

We’re back!

Ooooo….it is so hard to come off a super holiday. I have to sweep out the cobwebs that have formed from the weeks of not journaling – this, and the enormity of all that I want to share from our trip to Australia makes it difficult to know where to start. So to have some […]

Australia Trip

Australia Trip

I have some exciting news – and as I am one to easily spill the beans, most of you already know – the Girls and I are going to be in Australia for a month during November and December! It has been two years since we saw our Family in Australia, and when your children […]

Lismore Lantern Parade

Lismore Lantern Parade

While we celebrated Summer Solstice, on the other side of the world it is Winter Solstice. Had I happened to be on the other side of the world I would have gone to the Lismore Lantern Parade. Lismore is the town I was born in, and lived in until I was about 18 years old. […]

Spring Fair of Yesteryear

Spring Fair of Yesteryear

This coming Sunday we have the Maypole Festival with Maya’s Playgroup. This will be Maya’s 3rd Maypole Festival, two of which we attended at the Cape Byron Steiner School in Byron Bay. Once when Maya was 3 months old and then the following year when she was 15 months old. I love looking back at […]