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Why I love music and you should too

Why I love music and you should too

How important is music to you? Put simply, I just love music and it features heavily in my everyday life. It can instantly brighten your day, evoke a memory or simply let you drown out the mundane and escape to another world.   Creating Memories   I met my...

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Achieving a work life balance

Achieving a work life balance

Back in 2017, on New Years Day to be exact, I decided to start this blog. I wanted an outlet to be creative and to also record my memories, particularly our travels. So, I wrote a few posts. But then I took an unintentional hiatus after only 6 months due to work...

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My USA travel wish list

My USA travel wish list

I have had a hankering to travel to the USA for the past few years. Fortunately, I have finally convinced The Man that this should be our next “big” trip. While contemplating which states we would visit I decided to make a list of experiences that I’ve always thought...

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Travel planning and why I love it

Travel planning and why I love it

Hands up who loves planning a holiday just as much (and maybe a little more) as the actual holiday? My hand is firmly raised. Earlier this year I had the pleasure of being a guest on The Thoughtful Travel Podcast by Amanda Kendle from Not a Ballerina (psst it’s...

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Day trips from Lausanne – Zermatt and Luzern

Day trips from Lausanne – Zermatt and Luzern

On our last 2 days in Switzerland we decided to spend one day in Zermatt and one day in Lucerne. Zermatt Zermatt is home of the Matterhorn, a peak in the Alps that straddles the Swiss and Italian border. The Matterhorn is the 10th highest peak, at 4478m high, in...

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swiss chocolate and cheese

swiss chocolate and cheese

As a part of our 5 days in switzerland another day trip we took from Lausanne was based around swiss chocolate and cheese – what could be better than that! I had read that one of the more scenic Swiss rail trips as being aboard the Swiss Panoramic Train on the...

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crocodiles, waterfalls and adventure tours in darwin

crocodiles, waterfalls and adventure tours in darwin

I was fortunate enough to spend a few days in Darwin two weeks ago and it was all about crocodiles, waterfalls and adventure tours! The firm I work for is celebrating its 20th birthday this year and to mark the occasion they flew the entire firm to Darwin for a...

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5 days in switzerland – first stop, geneva

5 days in switzerland – first stop, geneva

I had no real expectations of Switzerland. I knew it was going to be beautiful and I had hoped we would see lots of gorgeous scenery. And it delivered. We flew into Geneva from Brussels at 7:45am. It was an easy flight just over an hour. Whenever we travel we always...

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remembering those who fought – ANZAC Day 2017

remembering those who fought – ANZAC Day 2017

As ANZAC day approaches it got me thinking about our first trip to Europe a couple of years ago. We had the opportunity to visit several WWI sites and they are in our top list of memories from our trip. A tour of Flanders Field - Ypres (French) or Ieper (Dutch) While...

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a week in the margaret river wine region – part 2

a week in the margaret river wine region – part 2

The Margaret River region is more than wineries. There are plenty of non-winery things to do. A couple of things we got up to on our recent stay included A massage at Empire Day Spa Empire is set in the middle of the bush. As you approach the spa all you can hear are...

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a week in the margaret river wine region – part 1

a week in the margaret river wine region – part 1

Hubby and I were lucky enough to spend a week down south in the Margaret River wine region last week. With winter approaching it was a great opportunity to visit some of our favourite wineries, and a few new ones to see what they had on offer to add to our collection....

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sculpture by the sea – cottesloe beach

sculpture by the sea – cottesloe beach

Sculpture by the Sea is on again at Cottesloe beach. The exhibition makes its way to Perth every March and then heads over to Bondi in Sydney later in the year. It is an opportunity to bring local and international artists to bring art to the public in a free...

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swimming with the dolphins

swimming with the dolphins

Last year hubby bought me a voucher to swim with wild dolphins for my birthday. 8 months later and we finally booked our swim – better late than never I say. We had to wait for a day when the winds and waves were going to accommodate so we did have a couple of false...

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Hello……Adele live – first stop, Perth!

Hello……Adele live – first stop, Perth!

If you’ve been hiding under a rock, then you wouldn’t know that Adele is currently touring. I was a little surprised when she announced that her tour was coming to Australia. I have watched a couple of interviews with her and she’s always said she is a bit of a...

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3 days in Amsterdam

3 days in Amsterdam

Day 1   As mentioned in my previous post about long haul flight essentials, hubby and I touched down in Amsterdam following a 20+ hour flight from Perth. In order to acclimatise to the time zone, we decided not to sleep straight away (we’d been up for over 24...

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Long haul flight essentials – Lessons we learnt

Long haul flight essentials – Lessons we learnt

It wasn't until my mid 30’s until I finally made the long journey from Australia to Europe. Now it seems kids are going there in their tweens and even younger, how times have changed. Our first European city was Amsterdam (via Singapore), which is a little over 20...

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perth gets its first 6 star hotel

perth gets its first 6 star hotel

Perth is certainly growing up! Crown Towers, our first 6 star hotel, opened in November 2016 and I decided to spoil Hubby with an overnight stay last month as a belated birthday present. Crown Towers is part of the Crown casino complex. The hotel is located on the...

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new years resolution = a new blog

new years resolution = a new blog

Happy New Year   It’s a new year, full of new possibilities. I’ve finally taken the plunge and started a blog!     For the people who know me well I work, a lot, and this year I finally decided to do something about trying to bed down that elusive...

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About Me

Hmmm, what would you like to know… I’m Narelle and I’m from Perth, Australia.

If you’ve wandered around my blog you will have seen I love to travel.

I also love coffee, wine, and reading. If I can do this all while travelling, I’m a pretty happy camper.

You can read more about what makes me tick on my ABOUT page.

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