Author: Madeleine

We have a family tradition in our house. Every father's day, I get a good feed of my favourite crustacean. Every year, on father's day weekend, we go crabbing and set our crab pots. Then return the following morning to take home our spoils and prepare...

In Pirates of the Caribbean, when Jack Sparrow is stranded on a desert island with one bullet in his pistol and nothing else, he opens his rum stores, determined to drink his anxiety and troubles away. This is certainly one use for alcohol in a...

Just because you live in Sydney doesn’t mean you can’t get out and see the Australian countryside. I moved to the city when I finished school and had to find a job. Being from rural Australia and married to the outdoors I was worried I...

What is it about being in a remote, visually stunning, natural location that makes us want to get naked. We can’t get enough of it. Every summer social media feeds fill up with young females showing their boobs to a glassy lake, men jumping into...

Often I am asked about what is Australian food and after years of struggling through the answer I like to think that I now have a good explanation of what meals we have that are truly ours, what we’ve borrowed and modified and what we...

It’s lovely to have breakfast or brunch out, especially on a Sunday, however prices are getting kind of out of control in some parts and on top of that you might want to do it in your PJs rather than getting dressed up to go...

Apps are influencing every aspect of our lives, including a stunning array of apps for dog owners. While some apps for dog owners are more for entertainment, there are a number of useful apps to make you and your dog’s life easier, as well as...

Regular fixtures at festivals and outdoor events across the globe, tipis are becoming a fashionable alternative to traditional marquees. I was recently won round. I went to a wedding with a 8.5m by 5.5m tipi with a band inside. It was a really nice touch and...

It can be very embarrassing when your dog starts humping a visitor’s leg. This is what I have learnt and how I’ve trained my dog to stop doing it. DON’T FLATTER YOURSELF, IT’S NOT ABOUT THE LEG Your dog does not have a sexual attraction to your...