Browsing Posts tagged family life in sydney

whale jumping

Not the whale Mum saw – I wasn’t close or quick enough!

When I was living at home with my parents, in Cambridgeshire in the UK, my mum had a catch phrase that came out several times each summer: “This is why we bought this house!” she would say as we sat on their sun drenched patio enjoying lunch or early evening drinks.

For my parents, the house in question had been their final jump up the property ladder, and … Read more

Off to the office…

Just over a year ago Mum published Five things that (still) surprise us about Australia… and we talked about the lack of TV and radio censorship, as well as car culture, and advertising against government policies. Another year on there are still things about life in Aus that take us by surprise. Here is a list of five more things that surprise us about Australia….

Happy Father’s Day to all!

1. The first observation is a … Read more


Recently, especially since the weather has started to warm up in Sydney, I have been thinking to myself; “I love my children’s life!”. I asked Mr Mum’s gone 2 Aus how he feels about the life our kids have in Sydney and he agrees, it’s a wonderful childhood.

The main reason we left London was ‘for the kids’. Like many parents we wanted to offer our children a more outdoor lifestyle, in an environment that caters well for families. … Read more