There is something to love about a four day week (thank you monday off work) – but boy do I love a friday and the promise of the weekend! Have a good one!
My sister turned 30 recently and I was looking for something to do that was relatively local (to Canberra), a bit out of the box and could be fitted into a day trip. I was keen to take her to see the Southern Highlands for the first time and stumbled (read: Googled) across an Alpaca tour in the Southern Highlands at Birrong Suri Alpacas.
Another week done and dusted – happy weekend! Here’s the links we’ve loved this week.
Some weeks feel longer than others! It is so nice to reach friday – do you have any mother’s day plans this weekend? Below are a few of the links the Chalk crew loved this week – happy weekend reading! xo
I grew up in Queensland. While we have lovely beaches and warm winters, there isn’t much snow, and unless your family is the kind who does regular family holidays (mine wasn’t thank goodness – we would have killed each other) the chances of learning to ski are slim to none.
However, when I moved to Canberra, as my first (freezing!) winter approached, I started hearing people chatting about Perisher, Thredbo, chalets and skis. Who were these crazy people who wanted to leave cold Canberra to go to an even colder place and risk life and limb (and pay an exorbitant amount to do so)?
By Kate Taggart Indonesia’s relationship with Australia can be described as tumultuous at best, with past allegations of spying against the Australian government, embassy bombings, terrorist attacks, the “turning back the boats” saga and sadly, the recent execution of two Australians on death row. But beyond the headlines and the beaches and bars of Bali, what do most Australians really know about our neighbour, its people and their culture?
By Lucy Hulm.
I wrote a bucket list of things I wanted to do when I was in my early 20s – one of the things on the list was to have a picnic in Central Park, New York. Read on for my tips for a great day in New York and your chance to win a Kikki K Leather Travel Organiser. Continue reading
By Alice Dore-Jones
By Lucy Dore
I looked at the business class flights when I was planning my trip to New York and thought boy wouldn’t that be nice. But it cost a fortune, almost four times the cost of the economy ticket. So my husband and I brought the very sensible and less glamorous economy tickets. But luck was on my side.
By Kate Taggart
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to learn how to surf. As a teenager I always dreamed that I would meet a tanned surfer dude with salty blonde locks much like Patrick Swayze in Point Break (only younger and slightly less criminal) and he’d teach me how to surf during a wild summer romance by the sea *sigh*