Tag Archives: Australia

Bananarama

Dear Friends, Have you ever seen something that is larger than life and been a little disappointed? Do you remember when I went to the Big Banana hoping to find the biggest banana split on record, only to have my dreams dashed? It was a sad day. Thankfully my belief in bananas has been restored – …

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I Feel The Earth Move

Dear Friends, Did you feel the earth move last week? If you live on the mid north coast of Queensland you might have, because there have been eight earthquakes in the last week, with the strongest at magnitude-5.7. Luckily they were well off the coast so there’s been little damage. Where I live we didn’t feel the earthquakes at …

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Sink or Swim

Dear Friends, Can you see this sign almost hidden behind the Mr Twirly Ice Cream van at Brown Lake? When I first saw it from a distance, I was sure it said “Beavers Only”. I was quite excited, because I’ve never been anywhere exclusive before and I thought I was the only beaver in Australia. Perhaps …

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Early One Morning – Weekly Photo Challenge – Early Bird

Dear Friends, You’ve probably heard the saying “The early bird catches the worm.” Believe me, it’s not just an old wives’ tale. I was watching this morning as a kookaburra, out and about just as the sun rose, was looking for a tasty treat for his breakfast. And it’s not just worms he was after. The campers …

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Heart to Heart

Dear Friends, I have a passion for hearts – not the beating kind but the decorative hearts we see at this time of year. So does my friend Jude. Look at her wonderful photographic collection of hearts. I’ve seen some beautiful hearts on my travels, like this tinselly one in Akaroa. My favourite is this heart …

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Bluer Than Blue

Dear Friends, I’d like to introduce you to an amazing new talent in the world of interior design. I predict that with his eye for colour and his sense of style he will soon be in demand. His home is the perfect showcase for his flamboyant spirit. The décor is tossed together in an artless manner yet everything …

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Ship Ahoy!

Dear Friends, In 1770, as Lieutenant James Cook and his crew sailed up the east coast of Australia, they landed at only three places. Two are well-known: first at Botany Bay, where the British flag was unfurled and then at the mouth of the Endeavour River in northern Queensland, where their ship HMB Endeavour needed …

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Nice To Meet You!

Dear Friends, Did you read The Eternal Traveller’s story this week about the Tree Top Walk in the Valley of the Giants? In her role as my personal assistant, Mrs ET comes with me on some wonderful adventures. We both loved seeing the giant red tingle trees from the top of the  walk, and being an alpine beaver I wasn’t scared …

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Don’t Look At Me!

Dear Friends, Look at this bird…he’s trying to hide and hoping that if he can’t see you, you can’t see him. He’s hiding because he is very rude! I know I’ve had issues with birds in the past, but this bird took things to a whole new level. His behaviour was disgraceful and his manners…well they …

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Let’s Have Another Cup Of Coffee – Weekly Photo Challenge – Summer Lovin’

Dear Friends, I often share with you beautiful places I’ve been to combined with some exotic food or exquisite dessert I’ve been eating. So you might be surprised to learn that there’s something I really enjoy…and that’s camping in the summer. Camping means simple food that tastes great. Here’s my favourite – a steaming cup …

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