family fun

Oz Comic-Con aka awesome people convention


There is always a sense of anticipation boarding that ferry going to Glebe Island for the Sydney Oz Comic-Con. My little girl, dressed as Pikachu, couldn’t wait to, well, get another Pikachu toy. In the queue, my little one was entertained with jokes from three teenage boys dressed as Sam,…

Modern Family season 7 DVD

Modern Family Season 7 on DVD


I love that, as my kids get older, there’s more and more shows we can watch together as a family, and all enjoy. Modern Family is one of those shows. There’s always enough going on to engage the kids, and like all the very best family shows, there’s different layers…

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary with kids

Manly Sea Life Sanctuary with Kids


Manly Sea Life Sanctuary is a great destination for families. And where better to find Nemo and Dory?? Just a short walk from Manly pier in Sydney, Manly Sea Life Sanctuary is home to many amazing animals including Grey Nurse Sharks, rays and rescued sea turtles. Its an amazing experience to walk…

Oz Comic-Con Sydney, Brisbane GIVEAWAY


Calling all geeks in Sydney and Brisbane! Oz Comic-Con, Australia’s premier pop-culture expo, explodes in Sydney and Brisbane this September! There’s no better place to spend a weekend as the Sydney Exhibition Centre and the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre are taken over by all things gloriously geeky, collectible and…

Decadent shakes

DIY Decadent Shakes


You should have seen my 4-year-old’s face when he first the photos from Decadent Shakes, a new hardcover recipe book with a fun and bubbly twist by Matthew, Sarah & Brendan Aouad. It was like all his dreams had come true in a monster milkshake. And look at them. Wow!! I…

Calmsley Hill Farm

Calmsley Hill Farm: Family fun in Sydney


I have fond memories of staying on my uncle’s farm when I was a kid: Milking cows, riding horses, going on a tractor ride to pick  corn. Visiting Calmsley Hill Farm has been the closest I’ve come to reliving these authentic farm experiences from my childhood. There’s something wonderfully wholesome…

Elmo’s Super Fun Hero Show


Its show time! The loveable Sesame Street gang are coming to Australia this November with their new live-on-stage adventure, Sesame Street presents Elmo’s Super Fun Hero Show. Tickets are now on sale at In the show, Elmo and the Sesame Street gang are on a mission… Super Sparkleheart, a cheerful caped visitor, takes the friends…

Subway KidsPak Finding Dory movie packs


Yesterday we had the chance to attend an exclusive screening of Finding Dory thanks to Subway Australia. I think I was even more excited than the kids! It’s hard to believe it’s been 13 years since Nemo first swam across our screens and into our hearts. The latest underwater adventure…

Aussie winter escapes


If you’re cold and living in Australia, head North and West, not Up and Out. I always believed that escaping the winter chill should involve boarding a flight for an exotic island for some warmth and a dose of foreign ‘culcha’; where a long flight and a passport were the…