Family Friday: Fun in the Sun with some Beautiful People

Family Friday: Fun in the Sun with some Beautiful People

Friends are like stars, you don't always see them but you know they're always there. Unknown... "Find some friends!" I always say to Ahmed, but he is Life is better with family and friends. In the UK, we invested in family and friends. Every weekend Ahmed would play football with his friends and I would [...]

What We Ate Wednesday: Double Shot Deakin

What We Ate Wednesday: Double Shot Deakin

Photography by: RJOz We decided to have a relaxing weekend; potter about the house doing some gardening and grabbing lunch at a new spot. We decided to go to Double Shot so keep reading to find out what we got... So, Ahmed in his infinite wisdom, said, “we should rate the place, take some photos [...]

The New Year Work Out Plan

The  New Year Work Out Plan

The New Gym Squad What did you do for the to ring in the New Year? Did you make any resolutions? We are genuinely interested to know, so if you don't mind sharing, send us a comment. By now, the euphoria of the countdown has run out, the alcohol (for those who drink) has passed [...]

Our First Christmas Down Under – JallOz

Our First Christmas Down Under – JallOz

Following a question from our son, in June, we knew Christmas was going to be significantly different this year. As he played on his Nintendo Switch, he glanced over the screen and said, "Is it nearly Christmas, yet?"

First Time Flyer … Alone!

First Time Flyer … Alone!

Travelling alone for work…! So, what type of plane is this? So… go to the conference in Sydney they said… it will be useful they said… a great opportunity to learn and build your network, plus your team are presenting at the conference. Well, no one told me that I would have to fly on [...]

I will have One for Australia Please!

I will have One for Australia Please!

When we started our journey into the blogging world, we said we wanted our blog to be the 3Is. Interesting! Informative! And interactive. We have asked for your input on topics you want us to write about and, we must say, you haven’t disappointed! Many of you have asked us to do a “shopping list” [...]

Well, That Was An Expensive Surprise!

Well, That Was An Expensive Surprise!

Culture cuts... Not cutting the culture out... Cutting the Culture into (Australia) Well... It's the half term holidays coming up and we found ourselves asking "what should we do"? It was a pointless question as we both knew what we wanted to do. That was to go and see our family and get a little [...]

Back where it all started

During our short break to Brisbane (fondly known to Canberreans as Briss Vagas), I to wake up at 6:50 on one of the mornings. I had been listening to motivational videos and decided not to waste the day, so I asked Ahmed if he wanted to come out for a walk with me. Bare in [...]

Mount Coot-Tha (Going To New Heights)

Mount Coot-Tha (Going To New Heights)

Welcome to Mount Coot-Tha Today we decided to make the most of the Brisbane sun. It was due to be in the 20s, which is tropical compared to the current temperature in Canberra. We used this opportunity to get in a work-out and hiked up "the mount" and also as a "date". Our daughter (18 [...]

Finding a New Home

So, whilst the boys were busy settling into a new school; our daughter and I were busy trying to find us a new home. At this stage we were living in a hotel and the novelty was quickly wearing off. We went to see a beautiful house, it looked like a new build, had a [...]