Category Archives: Melbourne

My parents went to the Australian Open…

…and all I got was this giant tennis ball.

Charles and I got a rare baby-free night a few weeks ago and went to the opening night of the Australian Open. The tickets were work sponsored so we had great seats along with free drinks, dinner and sweet little goodie bags. Poor Jack didn’t make our as well as his parents.

Federer vs Kudryavtsev

A Day at the Beach

We are two months into summer and we only just this past weekend made it to the beach. Although beach time is not nearly as relaxing as it used to be, I wish we had gone sooner. Instead of making things easier on ourselves and just driving to a local beach 10 minutes away we decided to drive for an hour to Sorrento, which is to the south east of Melbourne. Our friends Molly and T.H. came with us and the day couldn’t have been more beautiful or perfect.




Jack even got his first taste of sushi (fresh seaweed). The only negative was a baby that decided he didn’t need to sleep, at all. I guess the beach was just too exciting.

The secret revealed!

I was really hoping that my first post after being absent for months would be full of cute baby pictures or details about our new home town. Sadly, I just haven’t had time to get it together and write about anything that has been going on down here. But, I had to make sure I let you all know about a fun little project that the family and I were part of over the last few months that is finally going to be revealed!

I mentioned in the this post way back in February that Charles and I were followed around London by a camera crew for a day. After we moved to Melbourne a different camera crew followed us around Melbourne for three days.

All this filming was for a little show you might have heard of on HGTV called House Hunters International. Last year I got an email from a production company asking if Charles and I were interested in being a part of the show. Apparently my little blog made it’s way to the production company and after reading about our upcoming move they asked us to submit an audition tape for the show. Long story short, after submitting our audition tape we were selected to film and episode that followed us from London to Melbourne and our hunt for a place to live. The whole experience was a lot of fun and very interesting. It’s amazing how much footage has to be shot for a 25 minute show!

Our episode will be airing in the US on Saturday, November 12 at 8pm PST and 11pm PST. You will all be able to see the show before we will so let me know what you think. My fingers are crossed that we don’t look like complete idiots!

You can find more details by following this link.