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Alpaca Magic – meet a llama or two

Alpaca Magic – meet a llama or two

Llamas are my newest obsession. I have never seen one up-close until recently. They are tall, have a calm demeanour and are cuter than pugs. They have soft fur, adorable ears and round bellies but I was only interested in one llama in particular… his name is Mahogany. With his perfect red polka-dotted bowtie, this South American domesticated camelid was hard to...

Qatar Airways flies daily to Australia’s capital Canberra

Qatar Airways flies daily to Australia’s capital Canberra

Yes you heard it right, Qatar Airways flies daily to Australia’s capital Canberra and ahead of this service, Qatar Airways has unveiled a specially designed hot air balloon to fly the skies of the city and its surroundings. The balloon, measuring 70 metres in circumference, is the largest hot air balloon in Canberra. To inaugurate the hot air balloon’s maiden flight...

Dobinsons in Belconnen

Dobinsons in Belconnen

We have always been a fan of Dobinsons Bakery and Cafe. In fact, it was the only excuse to head back to the city on any given weekend. But today, we’re happy to report that Dobinsons has opened its doors in Belconnen! If you’re a north-sider and love their sandwiches, cakes and a whole range of baked goods… you’ll be making plans to head over...

Unwrapping Shoalhaven – Breakfast and beach combo

Unwrapping Shoalhaven – Breakfast and beach combo

We woke up in our cosy wood-fire heated cottage and took some time to soak in the view of Pigeon House Mountain in the distance. The sun had risen and its crepuscular rays streamed through the gaps in the clouds—it was refreshing. While we could have cooked up breakfast in our fully-equipped kitchen, we decided to eat out and found an amazing restaurant named Milk...

Unwrapping Shoalhaven—Berry, Milton and Mollymook

We woke early while the sky was still dark—the air outside was delicate and cool. The sky gradually began to soften to a blue and clouds blushed with pink as they waited for the sun to rise. And he rose, very subtly at first, as if afraid to rise. Rosemarie was getting impatient and loudly wondered what was holding him. Then bit by bit, he covered the pearly morning...

Unwrapping Shoalhaven – Berry and her surroundings

Unwrapping Shoalhaven – Berry and her surroundings

Today we met Mopey, who lives on a serene farm on Mt Hay Retreat. Now, Mopey is a cow, who lives with 47 other adorable fellow cows. But since Mopey has the longest eyelashes and was the friendliest of them all, Rosemarie has declared her undying love for her. “Mopey is the most beautiful cow in the whole world!” she declared. And thus, our journey began in the...