Wanderlust – March // The Hop-on Hop-off Bus Saga of Moscow, Russia

 Moscow, Russia

Yesterday it was 2 years ago to the day that we left on our biggest adventure. We started in Israel, and ended in Japan, and visited a bunch of countries in-between over quite a few months. Our second last country was Russia – the least foreigner friendly country we visited! Mostly because hardly anyone spoke English, and lots of places didn’t have menus in English.

When I get to a new city I like to do one of those hop-on-hop-off bus rides. I’ve spoken about it before. So on our first morning in Moscow we saw a hop-on-hop-off bus and went over to it. We motioned for a brochure, which the guy gave us, and discovered it was all in Russian. Where they usually list 6 or more little flags to show the languages on the bus there was only one – Russian! We sort of managed the ask the guy if it’s in English, and even though we’re still to this day not sure if he understood, he did tell us a firm “No”. Riiiighhhhttt….  I mean, I guess they must get quite a few Russian visitors in Moscow from other parts of their incredibly large country, but to not offer any other language?! We were surprised! But that pretty much set us up for our experience in Moscow – definitely left to fend for ourselves a fair bit!

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This month I’d like to welcome Amanda from Not A Ballerina to the Wanderlust Team! Please make her feel welcome! Our Wanderlust team shared some great posts last month! Lets check some out below:

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  1. Lost in Digestion // 24 Hours in Tokyo from Boy Eats World

2. An Aussie Kid Perspective of the American Toilet from The Kid Bucket List

  1. Travel for the Anxious by Not A Ballerina

  2. The Best Way To See Cuba by Mr & Mrs Romance

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Duplo Make and Take event – Toys R Us



After playgroup today we headed to our local Toys R Us for the Duplo make and take event Luke signed us up for (of course!).

Both Lior & Eli love Duplo (Lior loves Lego also), and it is perfect to have out because babies and toddlers don’t eat it, and it’s still fun and challenging for kids like Lior. Heck, even I like it!

We got to make parrots, which lucky for us fit so well with the elephants and tiger puppets we made at playgroup this morning! So I guess we’ll be having a jungle afternoon now!



*this blog post is not even remotely sponsored! We seriously just love lego!

Film Friday // Hanukkah 2014 // Sunshine Coast Videographer

With all my complaining the other day about not having written anything substantial here for a few weeks, I remembered that I haven’t even properly shared a heap of the videos that I’ve been making lately.

Creating videos is fast becoming my real passion. When I look back now through my younger years, I remember being so fascinated with it, but it seeming hugely out of reach. I remember when I was 13 we drove down to Sydney and Canberra. While we were in Canberra we visited a museum that had a brilliant interactive display with video, sculpture, art. It was a great art installation! That really sat with me, but I didn’t have the skills at the time to do anything like it, and I didn’t know how to go about acquiring them.

Even just a few years ago when I was working on my Masters in Cross-Disciplinary Art & Design with COFA at the University of New South Wales (Gee, that’s a mouth full!!), I didn’t even THINK of including video as part of my major art installation. What regret! It’s hard to believe that it was only 3 years ago I was studying, and that this wasn’t even on my radar then. The only equipment I had then that could record on was my iPhone 3! Ha!

Honestly, filming little stories like this one I’m about to show you has opened up a huge world of passion and creativity for me. It’s like something that I was always destined to do, and finally I have opened up the skills and equipment I need to do it. The sky is the limit now! Especially with my husband’s unwavering (and quite abundant) support for what I do. He is my biggest fan, no doubt about it. :)

Hanukkah 2014

Now let me tell you briefly about our Hanukkah celebrations last year. I had my thyroid surgery the day before Hanukkah I think, so I was quite sore and obviously a bit under the weather for nearly the whole of Hanukkah. Therefore it didn’t go the same as other years, but still, I think we pulled off a really beautiful week remembering the miracles God performed all those many, many years ago, and the ones he is still doing now! Yeshua (Jesus) kept Hanukkah (obviously – because he was a Jew), and so we follow in his footsteps and celebrate it also. He (the Messiah) is the light of the world!

“Yeshua spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world; whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light which gives life.” – John 8:12