Postcard from Santa Monica

When we came to the States for the first time eight years ago, we stayed for a few days at either end of our trip in Los Angeles. We began …

What’s News at Shenanigans Central?

  Well, just for something different, it’s been busy times here at Shenanigans Central. In amongst the usual first term shenanigans, I’ve been madly preparing for our upcoming trip to the …

Palm Cove With Kids

We recently spent an unexpected but fabulous week in Palm Cove with our three children aged 8, 6 and 3. Why unexpected? Well, it was a bit of a last …

Where to Shop in Bali

Updated June 2017 What images spring to mind when you think “shopping in Bali”? Bintang stubby holders? “I heart Bali” underpants? A t-shirt featuring our favourite friends Rhonda and Katut? …

Bali with Young Kids

Editor’s note: we returned to Bali with our three boys now aged 6, 9 and nearly 11 in June 2017. To read all about this trip – where we stayed, …

SnS on Holidays: Byron Bay

In March I was lucky enough to head to Byron Bay for a lovely long weekend* with my gorgeous friend O. And it was heavenly. So how did I score …

Out and About with the Kids: Carlton

Sometimes, it is not possible to set aside a whole day to go on a ‘family outing’. Extra curricular activities, children’s birthday parties and domestic obligations often take up a …