Tag Archive: family

Delinquent Itinerants: A Guide To Discipline for Young Travellers

So! So. I’m going to open this can of worms. How do we react when the kids behave poorly on holiday? And when I say “we” I mean you, I’m just trying not to… Continue reading

Tasmania, especially around Hobart

When I think of Tassie, I don’t think of mania. On the contrary – it has a reputation for being relatively laid back, and remember, I’m comparing it to the rest of Australia.… Continue reading

Everything and the Big Reveal

So! I was under the impression that we were going to have wifi at the Bangalore hotel (probably because it was advertised as having wifi), and technically, I guess, we did – but… Continue reading

The Octonauts and the Ocean Gyre Cleanup

The ocean is full of currents, which surge powerfully across the globe. But sometimes these currents form eddies, which go round and round and round, concentrating rubbish in whatcha-me-call-its known as ocean gyres.… Continue reading


In hindsight, it’s a stretch to say I “decided” to buy a new outfit for this wedding in India. What I actually did was get kind of swept from one scenario to the… 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

Five Ways to Usher Small Children Through an Airport without Losing or Killing Anyone

I’m sure the reason those top-ten-tips-for-travelling-with-children articles keep telling parents to “gate check the stroller” is because many parents find this solution helpful, and not because there’s some conspiracy of people who enjoy… Continue reading

My Kids, India’s Food

Our son is a terrifically good eater, so long as we serve him food which is devoid of chilli or cumin. And hide the mushrooms. Oh, and don’t serve him drinks other than… Continue reading

Ten* Dollars Off the Skypark Observation Deck and a Free Cup of Tea

Blink in Singapore, and they’ll whack up a new building. A few years ago, they decided to go one further and put a sort of boat-shaped thing on top and an “edgeless” pool… Continue reading

Mr Elephant Goes to the High Commission

This post is for all my expatriate compatriots, the civically minded, the democratically inclined, the embarrassingly fond of plush toys, and my son, who honestly thought we were taking him boating today (I… Continue reading