Lake Bogoria

Bacon and egg breakfast and it’s on the road to Lake Bogoria the home to millions of flamingo.   Unfortunately a two and a half hour drive…it better be worth it! When we arrived Charles took us out onto the flats of the Lake and we were able to get out of the truck and […]

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Samburu Safari

A slightly lazy start leaving the lodge at 8am, Charles took us out along the river and was rewarded with seeing a herd of nine Giraffe having their breakfast and then heading to the river to drink….nothing as awkward looking as a Giraffe drinking! Elephants and monkeys a plenty also.  We then headed across the […]

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Hakuna Matata

Charles our guide met us in our wheels for the next part of our adventure .. a Toyota Land Cruiser built for adventure not so much for comfort.   Our first stop for the day was the Giraffe Conservation Centre next door to Giraffe Manor…unfortunately when we tried to book a night there the earliest […]

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Africa or Bust!

The day is finally here!!! Great excitement in the Astridge family after a very busy few weeks of work and school assessments for the kids we are packed with bags full of safari appropriate Colours and ready for our next adventure to Kenya and Tanzania. This trip on Qatar flying 7 hours from Singapore to […]

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Day trip to Koh Phi Phi

It’s been 7 years since our last visit to Phuket and in all our times here we’ve never made it to Phi Phi Island. We were all excited… well maybe not Nate (the 14 year old not a fan of the early wake up call on holiday!) All we’ve heard is how stunning it is… […]

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The Year of Eric the Elf

The third year of of Eric the Elf has come to an end.  Another year of trying to keep the teen and tween in my house entertained… making sure there were no naff  Eric adventures.  This year a lot of focus on fun puns….  I think with the eyerolling I received I may have not […]

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Kiwi Christmas Pauanui Style

This year the Astridge family congregated to the Coromandel Peninsula to the holiday hamlet of Pauanui.  My Sister in law, Lee and her husband Mo hosting the whole tribe at their new beach house in Pauanui. Nostalgia was the theme of this Christmas.. reliving Christmas of our younger years. The Astridge kids having many stories […]

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Beach and Beach Clubs

Our last three days have been lazy time on the beach.. enjoying the golden sand of the Kuta/Legian beaches. The kids getting a years worth of surfing into these short days.  Nang has been great assisting them getting out through the break and giving them some surf smarts.  The kids pretty proud of their effort […]

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All by ourselves!

The last two days we’ve enjoyed hanging out as a family of four.   We have also changed hotel moving to the Sheraton on the beach, lucky enough to spend a few days here last year also. This being Craig’s 25th stay at a Sheraton we’ve been treated to a suite and some lovely treats […]

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