Sometimes we all just need a little time out, somewhere to go that clears out the fog and allows us to breathe agin. Here are some Secret places around Sydney that I found help me (and the kids) relax.

October 27, 2017

In a bid to shift some unwanted weight, I've registered with the "Live Life Get Active" program (thanks for the recommendation JoJo!), which are FREE group exercise classes in parks located all around Sydney (more info here) thanks to local governments and corporate sponsors. And well, today was my very first yoga class, Namaste.

After registering on the website, I had the choice of a surprising number of locatio...

October 10, 2017

As I've previously mentioned, I grew up in the wonderful St George region of South Sydney. I have always felt that I was lucky to have grown up in that area; people seem to have a strong sense of community, the streets felt safe and the suburbs still maintained a wonderful balance between nature and development.

Today the boys and I went to an old local institution, Carss Bush Park in Carss Park near Blakehurst. Located right o...

April 16, 2017

Had the most magical day today at Vaucluse House with the boys. 

Each year they have an old fashioned Easter egg hunt and picnic games for children. I felt like I was transported to the summer of 1963 at Kellermans - when everybody called me Baby, and it didn't occur to me to mind.

There was a fantatsic egg hunt sprawled around the back lawn plus other laughter filled games such as egg and spoon races, tug-o-war, three legg...

February 21, 2017

Sydney Park: a Secret paradise in the centre of inner city density.

Many years ago, I lived in Erskineville and Sydney Park was my closest patch of green. I used to walk my dog there and watch the handful of people that used the park for exercise. Fast forward many years later and this place has truly blossomed.

These days, the park is full of people from all walks of life. The walking tracks have been upgraded, an extensive pla...

November 20, 2016

Lobster Beach: it's a bit of a hike to get here (esp with toddlers) through the Bouddi National Park but boys it's worth it. True hidden gem. (That's Palm Beach you can see in the background).

You need to be reasonably fit to survive the big hills/stairs (def not pram or wheelchair friendly).

We carried our kids in, had a wonderful time on Lobster beach playing in the sand, swimming and building castles with shells.

Our kids are...

November 17, 2016

Well we had another  surprisingly wonderful adventure today. The boys and I visited the secretive Mermaid Pools in Manly Vale. 

You'll find them just prior to the Manly Dam entrance, marked by a sign that's relatively easy to miss.

Apart from this swimming hole being another breathtaking one of my new fav Sydney's Secret places, it also ticked another of my extremely high up bucket list items - we spotted a platypus and a B...

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A native Sydney girl, who adores her home town. Everything I do, I do with my two boys by my side. It's amazing to discover just how much Sydney has to offer.

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