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The Best of it...

Sarah Best

Aussie mum living in London

We moved half-way around the world with two young kids. Some kind of warped thrill-seeking adventure. We did it to live life and now...  we're loving every moment.

Why I wrote a book

Some people have five-year plans. Some even have ten-year plans. We aren’t those people. We didn’t know a move overseas was even on the...

London: Area by Area

So many people told me that once we settled into our home, we wouldn’t leave our borough. I refused to believe them and happily went...

The English Seaside...

Cornwall has been on my ‘to do’ list for years but we were really put off by the 5 hour drive – which apparently can drag out to 7-8...

Two weeks in Turkey

“I hope that’s not your boat” Taxi driver, Rhodes. We were on the Greek Island of Rhodes, about to leave for Marmaris, Turkey. There were...

Ten Days in Greece

Our room was tiny. Our bathroom was a cupboard. But the location of our hotel in Athens was great... and its rooftop absolutely got it...

On top of Tallinn

Why Estonia? I’d been asked this question too many times to count. And the truth was… I didn’t really know. My mother-in-law was in town...

About the book...

Two kids from Australia, Lacho and Zarz, have moved half-way around the world to live in England. Everything here is different. The...

36 hours in Jordan

There's something about the drive from Amman to Petra that makes it memorable. But it's not because of the scenery or the architecture...

Sicily

Rain on your wedding day is meant to bring good luck. Rain on a beach holiday doesn't have quite the same charm. On our first day in...

Holidays and Solo Parenting

A lot of people do this full-time – and my hat goes off to them. It is hard going. Our first year in London, I barely saw my husband –...

The Best of Spain.

Spain. I’d heard so much about it but had never been. We did the usual research then plotted our journey and crossed our fingers that...

Primary schools... England V Australia

When we first arrived in london, we had a 2 year old and a 5 year old. There was so much about this place that was different to our life...

Bordeaux

It’s the most famous wine region in the world... one of Europe’s most beautiful cities… and Bordeaux is just an hour’s flight from...

24 hours in Lille, France

Most of the trips we take are planned in advance – after being on some sort of ‘must-do’ list for some time. But our visit to Lille...

We're dreaming of a white Christmas...

This will be our family's first Christmas in the northern hemisphere. And if I'm honest, it will probably be our last (this is a great...

"Richer for being poorer"

It's a line out of Poldark. And it's a beauty. In fact, it sums up why we're here. Why we gave up our comfy little life in Brisbane,...

Autumn done right: Richmond Park

Weather chat. The Brits love it. And now I know why. It's not just a way of making polite conversation, the weather is actually worth...

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