WPC: Variations

Sydney Harbour is amazing any time but it becomes magical on special occasions. Like Australia Day, which we celebrated yesterday. For a summer day it wasn’t the best. Clouds and humidity and excitement and noise couldn’t the spirits of those celebrating. This place dresses up and the crowds come out to marvel and share the…

Two Person Put Together River Boat

Around the dinner table we discovered we had all dreamed of doing a river boat trip so it made sense that we’d enjoy this venture together, which we did in August this year. Floating about for a week on a luxury houseboat it is difficult to imagine another way to do river boating.   It…

Melbourne to Echuca Roadtrip

Now that we’re settled into our home for the next four days the en-route dramas are well forgotten. The road trip from Melbourne to Echuca was comfortable in our people mover. The men did a marvellous job of packing suitacases into the luggage space. No small feat considering we all took our baggage allowance seriously.…

Preparations for Murray Riverboat Meanderings

This time next week we will wend our way from Melbourne to Echuca to spend four days on The Icon, a riverboat on the Murray River. We’re meeting family in Melbourne and finally doing something two sisters and myself chatted about doing some years ago. It took one person to get serious about the idea…

Packing Up and Leaving Home … for 6 Days

Tomorrow we head away on a week’s break from work and the call of the weeds, ironing and ever-mounting laundry pile.  It’s been a hectic Easter weekend picnicking with friends on Friday and home duties the other two days. There has been much around here to distract a happy procrastinator.  The eleventh hour is the…

Road Trip: The Great Ocean Road

The MOTH (man of the house) and myself spent a four day weekend catching up with a girlfriend who lives in Melbourne.  We became friends through our husbands who worked together and have maintained the friendship link as first she moved country, then we moved country and then we reconnected and then we drifted apart. …

Home Again Home Again Joggity Jog

Catch Us Camping was set up so you could accompany us on our jolly jaunts as we set miles between our obligations and the excellent adventures awaiting us. All that to say if we’re not posting on this blog we’re plodding through life like purposeful little soldiers, boring, sad yet true. Holidays and time away…

Heading away in our Camper Trailer

Leaving the office and heading away for our camping break for Christmas we barely noticed the 39C temperature. With the long week behind and a week at the beach to look forward it seemed the last thing to be concerned about was how warm it was. Heat, sunshine, the sea, the beach and a kindle…

Small tree/Big tree?

Time to start thinking about tomorrow’s blog which is to decide whether a small tree or a big tree is better at Christmas time. As this is the first year we’ve been camping in December since the children were small, and were still excited about family holidays, we notice that festive camping etiquette has changed.…

Christmas holidays larger or smaller this year?

Definitely smaller Christmas holiday this year. Smaller because it’ll be just the MOTH and myself. We no longer celebrate this time of year as much as look forward to a break from work and an opportunity to escape the hurly burly of consumerism, over indulgence and family feuds. We will be exchanging gifts but they…