Spice Alley

We heard about Spice Alley from a neighbor (thanks, Andrea!) and headed there for dinner on Saturday night. It’s a laneway of Asian cuisine hawker-style eateries—a local-excursion adventure that ends in street food? Sign me up!  Options included wide gamet of dishes and […]

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3 Surprising Things About Living Abroad

When we first started kicking around the idea of living in Australia for a little bit, it was hard to wrap our minds around what the everyday would actually look like. We knew some things would be pretty much the same, but […]

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The Year of the Dog

We celebrated the Chinese New Year down at Circular Quay on one of those picturesque Sydney days. There was a two-week celebration last month and we spent the afternoon wandering around, looking at the sculptures. The photos might seem small, but the subjects […]

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Potatoes

I came across these NICOLA POTATOES at the store the other night. I seriously questioned whether or not it was a prank! LOL. I knew she was watching something on her iPad so I texted her a photo. She said, “Yeah, OK, […]

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Nicola’s Cricket Game

Did you Nicola made the cricket team at school? Tim and I were lucky enough to catch some of her game last week. I had no idea what was going on, but he translated for me after each play. Here’s a fun […]

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Bird Cages Exhibit — Sydney

Sometimes you find things to do in Sydney on Pinterest while you’re laying around the house in Boulder and then ACTUALLY GO DO THEM WHEN YOU’RE IN SYDNEY. And it’s amazing and wonderful and super fun to go out and see things, […]

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Watching the Olympic Games

Are you watching the Winter Olympics? We’ve been catching some events on our laptops. They feel different this year. It’s probably the Australian commentating and feeling one step removed since I’m only watching when I think about watching them, instead of being […]

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What Do You Need To Be Happy?

This question seems to be on an endless loop in my head. It started before the move but hasn’t seemed to stop. I keep asking myself what I need each day to be happy. This move has restructured my life in so […]

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Random Acts of Kindness

In the 10 months we’ve been in Sydney, I’ve witnessed three random acts of kindness that have melted my heart. #1 Have you ever tried to push a shopping cart past where the store has put a magnetic wheel lock under the ground? […]

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Girl Talk

I walked Nicola and a friend back to our place from school this week for a playdate. The girl talk brought me straight back to elementary school. Hot topics: glitter, who can do a cartwheel, who is good at maths (pluralized here) and […]

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3 Birds On a Wire

Nicola and I were out on a walk on Sunday morning and I heard some loud squawks. I wish I could tell you that was abnormal for Sydney, but it’s not. (Oh, I could go on and on about how much I […]

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