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At just 94 kilometres, my journey from Cardwell to Cairns was by far the shortest leg of my trip. That was intentional though, I needed to pick up Mrs Bob and my daughter Elizabeth from Cairns airport at around 2 o’clock in the afternoon. As you probably know if you read my post Cardwell to [...]

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 [...]

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Recently the commissioning editor over at Australia and New Zealand magazine asked me if I could write a few articles about the nightlife and entertainment in and around Brisbane. That’s why last month I wrote about Brisbane’s Music Scene and next month I’ll be writing about… oh, well I think you can wait until next [...]

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This weekend, Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands was turned into a foodie’s heaven. South Bank Parklands, in case you didn’t know, has been through an amazing facelift since the floods of 2011… Yes, South Bank Parklands is our lagoon by the river, opposite the city… South Bank’s Regional Flavours Over the weekend South Bank had an [...]

South Bank Parklands

It’s been an absolutely glorious week here in Brisbane, a great start to the spring school holidays. If this were England, we’d be talking about a summer heatwave. It’s not. It’s Australia. And it’s still only early spring. On Monday, as you know, Elizabeth went to Redcliffe with her mummy and some of her friends [...]

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On Monday I was moaning because I didn’t really have the time to get over to see the Redcliffe Festival. Well, guess who went to Redcliffe yesterday? And…. Swam in the lagoon…… Had fun on the beach….. Played in the sand…. Climbed on the humongous tree… That’s right! Elizabeth with her mummy and some friends. [...]

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As we head into the depths of winter here in Australia, it’s strange that the weathermen have recently declared ‘sunny with clear blue skies’ as, once again, the default weather for the foreseeable future in Brisbane. Strange for me, that is. Being from England I’m used to winters being wetter than summers. Not so for [...]

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… it doesn’t do bad for sun, sea and sand. I’ve been meaning to write a post about the South Bank Parklands for some time now, but for some reason I never seemed to get around to it. Until today. I showed you a glimpse of the Parklands a few weeks ago but felt it [...]