Tag Archives: Queensland

Born To Run

Dear Friends, There’s no denying it! I’m no runner. With my short legs, I get nowhere fast. But the athletes at the XXI Commonwealth Games were in a class of their own. These speedsters flew around the running track at a breakneck pace, all hoping to be in the gold medal position at the end. Just …

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Into the Blue

Dear Friends, Since I’ve started travelling the world, I’ve met plenty of superstars and celebrities and, even though I’m famous too, it’s always a thrill when I meet another luminary. Last week was extra-special because I spent a day with the world’s newest hot shot. He was handsome and sporty and, despite being in constant …

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Hip to be Square

Dear Friends, Did you know Becky’s been hosting a party all month? No? Neither did I until my personal assistant, Mrs ET, let it slip the other day. It’s all about being square and, if you really want to go wild, you can go circular inside the square. I’m particularly good at circles, especially the …

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Sky High

Dear Friends, Look at this skyscraper! At 322.5 metres, it’s one of the tallest residential buildings in the world. Can you guess where it is? The beautiful blue sky should give you a clue. It’s at the Gold Coast in the Sunshine State of Queensland; the Q1 building sits right on the beach at Surfers …

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Bite Me

Dear Friends, I never thought the time would come when I wanted to do some work experience but didn’t get the job. It’s my own fault though. I’m just too debonair for my own good! Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant on the Gold Coast was advertising for cast members and I decided to audition. With my yodeling …

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Love (and Ice Cream) On Top

Dear Friends,  With one quick glance at this photo you might think I’m sitting on a snow clad mountain back in the Bavarian Alps. But when I add more detail you can see that what you thought was snow is actually ice cream. Yes, those are giant scoops of vanilla ice cream, topped off with …

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Take The Long Way Home

Dear Friends, Mr ET has a new favourite saying: When an Aussie says “Just down the road” they could mean anything from a block to a kilometre to a three day drive. He’s not wrong. When he decided to go down the road, we ended up driving more than 14 000 km right around Australia! …

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Crocodile Rock Part 1

Dear Friends, Have you seen the movie “Crocodile Dundee”? It’s one of my all time favourites. That man is so cool, calm and collected – a lot like me actually.  I wanted to walk in the footsteps of Mick Dundee, so I called into the Walkabout Creek Hotel at McKinlay in outback Queensland. Just like …

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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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