Category Archive: Beached

Hobart, near Hobart, and only slightly further away from Hobart

Our Tasmanian holiday was merry and fabulous and wonderful and inspiring and joyful and delightful and merry – judging from the photos, which for practical reasons weren’t taken when I was otherwise occupied… Continue reading

Being On Malpe Beach (Story at Top, Guide At Bottom)

We took our swimming togs with us to the beach, but we never used them. On the train from Bangalore to Udupi, apropos (as far as I could tell) of nothing, P suddenly… Continue reading

Late to the Fashion Party wearing a Dress Grandma Made Me

It’s late. I’m upset because even after all this internet the only way I can reliably filter rooms according to basic, minimum requirements – such as number of sleeping spaces – is painstakingly… Continue reading

Moffat Beach

Who went?¬†21mo and his 5yo cousin, Mum, Dad and Aunty Z, Nanny and Pa. Review:¬†Nice, low-key getaway. The apartment allowed for both private and communal areas which always improves everyone’s ability to get… Continue reading


Who Went? One 5mo, Mum and Dad. Review: This was our first ever holiday as parents. We brought our pre-weaning baby in arms and although we paid lip-service to the idea that things… Continue reading


Who went? One 2yo, mum and dad. Review: Nice little package. The tilt train is a great idea for the junior trainspotter and the ride to Miriam Vale didn’t outstay its welcome by… Continue reading


Who Went? One 10mo, one 3yo, mum, dad, and Auntie M. Review: Great little day trip, although it was a very full day for the little ones. They lasted ok, though, as it… Continue reading

Pulau Sibu

Who Went? One 2yo, one 5yo, Mum and Dad, and two more families with one and two kids under five respectively. Review: Back to basics beach holiday, without being too basic. No hassle… Continue reading

Pulau Redang, Superstar Virgo

Who Went? One 4yo, one 18mo, mum and dad. Review: Great introduction to the cruise holiday format. Kids loved the novelty of being on board an enormous ship, especially the eldest who was… Continue reading


Who Went? One 4yo, one 18mo, mum and dad. Review: Nice, relaxing holiday off the beaten track. The kids loved sleeping on the train and the destination was quiet and laid back. Reminded… Continue reading