All posts tagged: christmas present

Melbourne Moonlight Kayak Tour

Don’t you agree the best way to explore a new place is to walk around for hours and see what you stumble across. But is this the funnest? Perhaps not. What about taking in all the sights of Melbourne from the ‘comfort’ of your kayak as you drift along the river through the city. And did I mention the part where you stop and are served fish and chips in your little raft whilst watching the sunset? Don’t tell me you’re not intrigued. This is exactly what happened when we went on a Moonlight Kayak Tour with Jonnys parents and my sister. Going to be honest I was absolutely terrified, I hate, hate, hate the water, and I was being partnered with my sister in a kayak for 2.5hours, who’d be as useful as a chocolate teapot, so things didn’t look promising. But as we floated around it hit me that I was actually really enjoying it. My biggest fears were mainly capsizing, drifting away, and mostly a shark attack, but thank fully we survived with nothing more …

Wining and Dining in The Yarra Valley.

Remember when you were young and you never understood why adults actually chose to drink a glass of wine out of choice and not just when they wanted to get so drunk they woke up in bed spooning their bin? Then as we grow up we suddenly become fully committed members to the vino appreciation society and it’s a downhill spiral of Merlot and Pinot at every occasion. So what could be a better present for when my sister and Jonnys parents came over for Christmas but to treat them to a ‘classy’ wine tour in the Yarra Valley. (This way it’s as much a present for us as it is for them. We are clever like that you see). We ended up booking our day trip with Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tour as they promised a pretty full on sounding package and well we just wanted plenty of chances to try the wine. All of them. With the tour we visited four Vineyards, the Chandon Sparkling Winery, a brewery, and a chocolate factory as well …