Brunch With Buddies

Our last day in the Big Smoke and a chance to catch up with friends who we haven’t seen for ages. Gennie and Peter moved back to Victoria on the Big Island a few years ago, so we couldn’t leave their neck of the woods without catching up.  After our predictable hopelessness with navigation on... Continue Reading →

Christmas, Crooners and Chaos

Aaaaaaahhhh.....niiiiiice. A hot shower to start the day. Simple but blissful. We were informed on our return to the hotel yesterday that an entirely new hot water cylinder had been required and it had been swiftly installed and our chilly water temperature had turned into delightful warmth. Loovely. We headed downstairs for “breakfast included” and... Continue Reading →

Bumpkins in the Big Smoke

A long weekend in Melbourne, that’s the latest outing for the two country bumpkins from Tasmania, so we took to the sky on the little rubber band propelled plane that serves as transport between our little island state and the “big island” of the rest of Australia and touched down in Melbourne. We are here... Continue Reading →

Roaming With Convicts

Time for a roaming day and another little outing. Our destination was the nice little town of Longford and its two World Heritage Sites, the colonial estates, Brickendon and Woolmers. What a magic day, a crisp but mild winter day with an azure sky and not a breath of wind. Roaming perfection.      ... Continue Reading →

Tell ’em Don’ll get ’em

A well established, evidence-based, definitely not fake news fact about myself and Steve is that we are hopeless gardeners. Hopeless in so much as we plant, we water, we watch the growth and…we watch the demise. It just seems that no matter how hard we try, how carefully tended the plant might be, it seems... Continue Reading →

The Grand Tour Legacy

Yes, it was three years ago that Steve and I did our Grand Tour cycle through Europe. Yes, life has gone on since then. Yes, we should probably move on and stop talking about something that happened three years ago. Yes, there are plenty of people who’ve cycled further and longer than we did, we... Continue Reading →

Why Do I Do This?

With the Boston Marathon just finished and London Marathon just around the corner, it got me thinking about the running part of the run.ride.roam that I do. I like to get out and run. Sometimes I run marathons. Why do I do that? I have no idea. I certainly don't race and try to beat... Continue Reading →

From Moo Crew to Murals

Oh, those sunrises. It might mean setting off early to run, but I never tire of seeing those vivid pinks and reds lighting up the horizon as the sun wakes up and spreads that early morning pallet of colour across the sky. It’s just magic. I set off for a 16km run along the country... Continue Reading →

Big Trees and Little Falls

The third and final instalment of our run, ride, roam trip to Stanley. After a simply lovely weekend in Stanley, it was time to head home. We took it at a leisurely pace, driving the long way around and stopping to have a look at some places that leave us, as local Tasmanians, feeling embarrassed... Continue Reading →

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