Wildflower Trails Western Australia. Why Now is the Prettiest Time to Head North

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It’s absolutely no surprise why Western Australia is renowned for its stretch of beautiful coastline. The soft white sand, crystal clear water and beautiful marine life make it a spectacular swimming … [Read more...]

New Baby Dolphin in Bunbury plus some Fast Facts about Dolphins

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The first baby dolphin of 2014 has just been born in Koombana Bay! How cute is the little bub above?! "We took this photo on Valentines day. The calf, who we've just named "Cookie" is doing well and … [Read more...]

5 Luxury Getaways in Western Australia

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Love a bit of Luxury? I know I do, and if there's a chance to take off for a weekend for spa treatments, fine wine and wonderful food then I'm your gal! So I thought today I'd pick 5 of our … [Read more...]

Why take holidays in Bali when you live in Western Australia?

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Bali has been Western Australia’s playground for holidays for over 30 years, but over the past few years it's been getting quite a bit of bad press. Although Bali has changed radically since I … [Read more...]

Greetings from Western Australia and The Year that Was 2013.

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Although I love end of year round-ups, I know that not everyone is as lucky as I've been this year, and so I'm hesitant (as I always am after a good year) to blow my bugle too loudly. We've been … [Read more...]

Groovy Greenbushes

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Groovy Greenbushes We’ve driven past the turn off to Greenbushes so many times. It’s on a hill within spitting distance of Bridgetown, and to tell you the truth because we’ve always so close to our … [Read more...]

Kalgoorlie The Gold Capital of Australia

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Kalgoorlie is one of those places you’ll either love or hate. It’s not a lie by the beach and read a book kind of town, but rather a place that begs to be explored. "It's like the Wild West," my … [Read more...]

13 Fabulous Things To Do in Fremantle on a Long Weekend

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One of the great things about living in the South West is that we have a smorgasbord of choice when it comes to where to go for a long weekend. Should we head south to the forests, wine estates and … [Read more...]

Fire and Ice in Quirky Nannup

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There aren't many places in the world where you can go for a pee in a public toilet block and listen to the  Hallelujah Chorus being sung by a local choir right outside as they practice for their … [Read more...]

What’s it like to be a Tour Guide in the Australian Outback

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Have you ever wanted to pack up, sell up and hit the road big time? Ever asked yourself, how could I do it for a living - what's it like to be a tour guide? A Life on the Road in the Australian … [Read more...]

Life in Perth and First Impressions of Western Australia

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Life in Perth and what to expect in Western Australia. Life in Perth is quite different to anywhere else in Australia, especially the Eastern seaboard. It's quieter this side of the country, … [Read more...]

The real truth about dining out in South West Australia

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Call me long in the tooth, call me Humbug,  but there are certain things that tick me off these days and one of them is paying good money for mediocre food in restaurants that offer bad … [Read more...]

Where’s the best place in the world to live? Dare I say this?

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Best Place in the World? I live in South Western Australia, and guess what? I think it's the best place in the world to live. "Why's that?" I hear you ask as you think to yourself. "Actually, … [Read more...]

Help! It’s a Melanoma. Why you should get your skin checked regularly.

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There’s a moment in everyone’s life when you suddenly stop sweating the small stuff. When the world seems to stop spinning and remains motionless on its axis. When breathing stops. Just for a … [Read more...]

13 Things to do in Busselton – The event capital of the South West

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You won't be short of things to do in Busselton. In fact there's always something going on these days, whether it's a music festival or an international iron man event, or the jetty swim or a … [Read more...]

6 healthy weight loss tips. Week two.

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Do it Lose 5 - Healthy weight loss. It's week two on ZigaZag's lose 5kgs the healthy way, and I hope if you're tagging along that you had a successful first week? If you missed part one, then here … [Read more...]

Australian Bloggers making waves in 2013 and beyond

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I believe that 2013 is going to be the year for Australian Bloggers, and I truly think that we shall make big waves on the world blogging scene. It's been coming on for a few years, but this year I … [Read more...]

6 Tips for setting New Year Resolutions, and Why Western Australia is such a great place for New Beginnings.

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New Beginnings in Western Australia We've survived the Mayan New Year, so the world isn't going to end just yet. Don't know about you, but I'm pretty glad about that.  There are still so many places … [Read more...]

Amazing Western Australia 2012 Highlights in 113 Pictures.

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Living in Western Australia. What a year it's been. And how lucky I've been to continue exploring Western Australia. I still wake up everyday counting my blessings to be living in such a beautiful … [Read more...]

Sunset & Sunrise Saturday

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Do you love a golden Sunset? I know I do. And since we moved to Western Australia, we've been blessed with the most beautiful sunsets you can imagine. WA is a fabulous place for sunsets and a … [Read more...]