We’re Baaaaaaack

We have been back about 6 weeks, which seriously feels like 3 whole days. It’s been way busier than I expected right out of the gate, but it’s been (mostly) really good stuff. Except in a weird way it feels like we […]

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Double Take

During our final week in Sydney, Nicola and I thought it would be fun to recreate a photo we took from our first week abroad. We couldn’t get to the exact same location because it was under construction, but we got pretty […]

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Nicola’s Post about Living Abroad in Sydney

  Hi, my name is Nicola, age 9, and I am Emily’s daughter. I am going to be writing about tips and places to go in Sydney, Australia. The first thing I will be writing about is what age is appropriate for […]

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Our Last Week in Sydney

It’s hard to believe that we’ve just entered our final week living abroad! Say what?! Nicola is on winter holiday, which we’ve lovingly renamed winter-summer holiday since it will be the dead of summer when we return to the States. It’s funny […]

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Evening Bats

Every night just when it’s starting to get dark, thousands of bats fly over our house. In the summer, we sit outside some evenings and watch them from our terrace. They’re flying foxes, which are fruit bats, and a lot of times […]

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Vivid This Year

We were lucky enough to catch Vivid again this year. It’s so magical to watch the city light up! Here are a few highlights from the night. We got down to Circular Quay early and waited for the sun to go down. […]

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Things I Like in Sydney

Here’s a collection of photographs I’ve taken around Sydney lately, mainly in Paddington and Woollahra near our house. I had to laugh that there is a serious foliage theme going on. (I didn’t pick up on that when I snapped them!) I […]

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There was a Lizard in the House

Earlier this week while I was sweeping the kitchen floor, a black bean rolled out from under the dishwasher. At first glance, it looked like a bug, so I was relieved when I realized it was just a remnant of taco night. […]

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I Had To Read This 3x

We may speak the same language in the U.S. and Australia, but it’s not exactly the s-a-m-e. Case in point: this ad. American friends, is it just me? How many times did you read this before you understood what it was saying????

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And Then I Met Someone in a Cult

Nicola and I sat down on bench to eat a couple sushi rolls after a quick shopping spree for her birthday. And I noticed there was a farmers’ market happening but didn’t think that much of it. We were done—not only shopping but […]

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Happy Birthday to Nicola!

Nicola, I cannot believe you are 9 today. From the girl I worried would n-e-v-e-r walk (you really loved to just sit and chill) to now when I can hardly believe my eyes—you’re crossing busy city streets alone(!) and running around the […]

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