Author Archives: Megan

Flat Whites Take Manhattan

It was a sad day when I said goodbye to coffee in Melbourne.  I loved the cafes, the lattes and the flat whites.  The creaminess of a good cup of coffee is something I’ve been trying to achieve at home with … Continue reading

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Adventures in “Re-patriothood”: Part 1

Yes, it’s been some time since I’ve updated my space.  After being thrust into the holidays, new schools, and home improvements and repairs,  I am finally ready to recount our adventures returning stateside.  Thanks for reading. “Welcome back,” the customs agent muttered, barely … Continue reading

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New Zealand, Period.

Gorgeous.  Simply breathtaking.  Period. Our trip to Queenstown, New Zealand was just that (minus a couple of 2 year old tantrums, fines at customs and a trip to the emergency room.)  After hauling 13 bags from Australia (we were on our way home to … Continue reading

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Bits of Aussie Influence for Christmas

While we celebrated Christmas in Jersey, Australian influence was seen in the details. From reindeer sightings, or wait… are those kangaroos? to a glass ornament hanging on our tree, to Aussie Jingle Bells by Colin Buchanan, “Oh, jingle bells, jingle … Continue reading

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Our Final Aussie Days

Donning heavy coats and gloves before going out has me reminiscing our final days in Australia.  We took our final trip down the Mornington Peninsula.  Alone on gorgeous beaches in Portsea (barely warm enough for swimsuits) we took our last steps in rock … Continue reading

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Goodbye Australia

It took 10 months to make a home on the other side of the world. It really was our home and I will miss it. Sadly I say goodbye from the Southern Hemisphere. Goodbye to my new friends. Goodbye to … Continue reading

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Packing up over cricket… 4 days and counting

Yes, it’s just 4 days until we leave Australia and head home to the balmy winters of New Jersey (after a quick stop over in new Zealand, of course.)  Just 4 days.  Where have my final weeks gone? This very minute, I am watching … Continue reading

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