Category South Australia

rAD-elaide Part 2

July 2018 It had been a number of years since we had been to Adelaide and with some Virgin Australia points to burn we booked ourselves flights down for a weekend. The last time we stayed in Tarndanyangga  we had stayed in a random part of town away from all the action and we remember […]

The Penfolds is mightier than the Sword!

With half a day left before we had to say goodbye to Adelaide there was just enough time to visit one of Adelaide’s oldest institutions.Setting the scene… In 1844 Dr Christopher Penfolds and his wife Mary emigrated from West Sussex to the crown colony of South Australia. Acquiring 500 hectares of land they quickly set […]

Vales, Velos and Vietnamese!

Luckily for John, the Continental Breakfast was not that enthralling and even with an hour less of sleep – Karen was bright eyed and bushy-tailed as we waiting for our bus. We had blagged the last two places on a mountain bike / wine tour with a company called EscapeGoat. Run by an English/Australian couple […]


One of the quirks of living in another country is discovering that sometimes they do not have the same Public Holidays that you are used to. In the UK we were used to celebrating Labour Day on May 1st – to coincide with International Worker’s Day, but in Australia we now celebrate it on the […]