japan

Here in Australia at the moment it's school holidays. It's a two-week break for spring, which began a week ago last Monday. Now that Elizabeth has gone up to senior school, it's not so clever to sneak her out during term to take her on holiday. So this time we needed to book our break [...]

beach

Time to wrap up Airlie Beach week. In Mondays post we had a little walk around the town and checked out the beaches and the lagoon. On Wednesday we went for a drive in my car to see, among other things, Cedar Creek Falls. A few months ago when I blogged live from Airlie Beach, [...]

sunset

In Mondays post about Airlie Beach, we had a stroll around the town, the beaches and the lagoon. I only had one full day there and at around 2 o'clock in the afternoon I decided to jump into my car to go for a drive. I wanted to explore a bit further and wider, and [...]

Airlie Beach

Well, I haven't brought you any tales of my Queensland coastal road trip for a while, last time we talked about it I was exploring The Beaches and the Country Roads Around Mackay, Queensland. As you will know if you read that post, my drive from Ball Bay to Airlie Beach was an interesting journey [...]

koala

Every year it's the same. As we enter early spring, we are also warned to be prepared for storm season. Storm season in Australia it seems is obligatory, mandatory, written in the diary in ink; it is unavoidable. And it's already started. Each of our state and territory governments issue guidelines at around this time [...]

rent

It crossed my mind the other day that I have written quite a few articles about the cost of buying a house in Australia, but I've never written one about the cost of renting. I say 'crossed my mind', that's not really what happened, more thrust into it by the headlines I've been reading over [...]

rail

Every year, it seems, we praise Melbourne for being voted the world's most liveable city. Last time it was the sixth year on the trot that Melbourne had been voted top. Today though, it's time for some of the other Australian cities to get a small piece of revenge on the Victorian capital, thanks to [...]

lake

Monday's post was about Sunday's visit to Samsonvale Lake for a Picnic on Father’s Day. In it I said I was 'pretty sure we could only see a very small section of the lake' from where we were. This was pretty much all we could see... So for today's post I wondered if I could find [...]

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