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 [...]

What’s in Our Hand Luggage for a Long Haul Flight?!?

We are a weird family for a number of reasons; one is the fact that we all like to travel and enjoy the long haul flights. From our perspective, my husband and I enjoy the time to just sit back and relax, watch movies, eat, read books, play cards, do some visualization and sometimes have [...]

Canberra… Here we come!

Canberra… Here we come!

We woke up at 6.30, one hour ahead of our alarm clock and started our usual morning routine. The night before I had texted our daughter to tell her to set her alarm for 7.30 to make sure she was up in time. As I sat on my bed, ready to say “see you later” [...]

1,000 Reads, 290 Visits and 20 Posts Later!

Jallohs Number... Let us start by saying a big THANK YOU to all of YOU, who have made this possible, from ALL the Jallohs in OZ. When we toyed with the idea of starting a blog, we questioned whether it would get any traction. Are we interesting enough people for the world? Would our blog [...]