I’ve been thinking about going to see the sunflowers for several years, but it’s a long way to go by myself. I decided I would do it this year and asked my photography friend and her husband if they’d like to come and so we made a day trip of it! I found a map […]Read more "The Sunflower Hunt"
We decided to go up to Mt Tamborine to go for a little hike, and to have lunch. Lunch was at the Gallery Walk at a little Cafe called Le Chile. It sounded good but wasn’t as nice as I’d hoped for. We checked out some of the shops along the Gallery Walk – they […]Read more "A day trip to Mt Tamborine"
I had read about the Tin Can Bay Wildflower Walk many times, but had never been on it and didn’t really know where it was. The internet told me it starts at the intersection of Oyster and Emperor Streets in Tin Can Bay, but there are not signs or anything and it was only luck […]Read more "Tin Can Bay Wildflower Walk"
We went for a drive around the country(side) today. Our fist destination was The Hague, simply because we constantly hear it mentioned. We didn’t have any specific things to see in mind, so we just drove and parked near the city centre and walked around and found some things to look at: In the shopping […]Read more "The Hague, Delft Pottery, Gouda and de Haar Castle"
It was time for a getaway again, but we couldn’t go far because of work commitments. I did a bit of research on Airbnb and found a lovely place in Beechmont, just under an hour away from home. We headed off on Friday afternoon, and instead of driving past Albert River Wines like we usually […]Read more "A weekend in Beechmont, Canungra and Binna Burra"
Time for another little day trip in the Gold Coast Hinterland. I had never been along this section (that I could remember, anyway!) – probably because it’s a little out of the way. We stopped for lunch at a cafe with a nice view – at least down the bottom of the property: The next […]Read more "A day at Springbrook National Park"
A group of us decided to celebrate the new year by camping at Cooloola in the Great Sandy National Park, at Teewah Beach. There were days of preparation for which only two were available, poor buggers! However, on the 29th of December, we took off towards Tewantin, from where we had to catch the ferry: […]Read more "Camping at Cooloola"
My friend, Eileen, asked me to accompany her on a mid-week getaway to Noosa and I was easy to convince. I thought I’d not see anything new, because I’ve been to Noosa before….I was so wrong! First stop was at our accommodations at Noosa Lakes Resort at Tewantin. Though we were there a couple of […]Read more "A Noosa Getaway"
The Brisbane Open House event was on this weekend, and I went along to see a few of the buildings. It is a free event held in October each year. There were about 100 buildings you could see – some of them by booking only – and those bookings went fast!!! As per usual, some […]Read more "Sight-seeing in Brisbane – Brisbane Open House 2016"
We wanted to go for a walk and explore nearby a little. I found Plunkett Conservation Park about 20 minutes from home. I’d never been there and the was little information on it on the National Park site, except that there was sandstone outcrops and there’s a guided wildflower walk coming up in September. We […]Read more "Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek"
Today was a long day. Firstly, getting up at 6am to have coffee and then go for a walk on the property where my sister lives. It’s beautiful there, and I would love to have more time to go wandering on some of the walks it offers. The light was just beautiful, too: Then it […]Read more "Coonabarabran to home"
We got up early(ish) and had a McDonalds breakfast – they don’t do the big breakfast anymore – it’s been a while, obviously! We got to the zoo just on time at 9am – we weren’t the first in line either. Seems a lot of people had the same idea! We were intending to hire […]Read more "Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo"