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My WeekendNotes - 288
Most readers may not remember telegrams, or the early phones, early mobile phones (commonly known as bricks) and the old... [more]
The Sandcliffe Writers Festival is underway – with the first event held on Sunday February 23rd at the Brisbane Square L... [more]
27/04/2017 - 29/04/2017
Do you want to take your horse for a run on the beach? A swim in sea water? There's a little-known spot some 50 kms no... [more]
Years ago, I was a regular at the Manly Farmers Markets. In fact, our family had a regular stall selling Gerberas from ... [more]
While on a recent trip to Rockhampton and Gracemere, I ventured to the coastal town of Yeppoon. As usual, I like to vis... [more]
If you are headed north along the Bruce Highway, there are some great little spots to stop and explore, and take a rest ... [more]
Just behind the old bank building where author PL Travers, of Mary Poppins fame, was born is a quaint little café that c... [more]
Who hasn't heard of Mary Poppins? Did you know the creator of Mary Poppins, the author P.L.Travers was born in Maryboro... [more]
23/06/2017 - 02/07/2017
The 33rd Gem and Jewellery Festival, which is hosted annually by the North Brisbane Lapidary Club Inc, will be held on S... [more]
04/03/2017 - 05/03/2017
International Women's Day is celebrated each year on March 8th, and this year the theme is #BeBoldForChange. You can ... [more]
08/03/2017
Lowood Community Action Group Inc. is proud to sponsor Colours of Somerset Arts and Cultural Festival - Lowood's fi... [more]
18/03/2017
There's a great opportunity to explore many hand-made items at the Moreton Bay Arts Council's Handmade Meets the Arts Ma... [more]
25/02/2017
When you holiday on Bribie and feel like seeing a movie, why not go where the locals go – Bribie Island Cinema. It has ... [more]
As I was driving through Jindalee, I saw a sign to a park that I had not heard about. Not surprising as I live some 70 ... [more]
Where's a great picnic are just north of Brisbane? I'd recommend Norfolk Lakes Park for a great day out with the family... [more]
It was quite by accident that I came across this wonderful shop at Maroochydore. I have learned that they have many oth... [more]
When I posted on FB that I was going to gaol, my friends were worried about me. What had I done? Nothing sinister. I ... [more]
The North Brisbane Easter Festival is a FREE family-friendly event for the community to be held at Gaythorne on Friday A... [more]
14/04/2017 - 15/04/2017
Get out your diary and put in the dates for the wonderful Handmade Expo and Vintage Market, which will be held each mont... [more]
18/02/2017
Walking along Adelaide Street on the weekend (how lovely it is without the weekday city pedestrians), and found a new sh... [more]
Get ready for another day of learning about the many ways you can become more involved in the sustainability of our plan... [more]
13/05/2017
These days I live just north of the city of Brisbane, and though I go into the city several times a month I am usually t... [more]
On March 5th, 2017, thousands of Australians will take part in the annual Clean Up Australia campaign. It all started m... [more]
05/03/2017
Would you like to experience South American culture? Food, music, dining and more? There's a great restaurant and bar... [more]
Between Burpengary and Caboolture, on Morayfield Road, you'll find this gem of a nursery, Garden Gems Nursery. It is a... [more]
This wonderful Book Exchange, or Second Hand Book Shop has been in operation in Maroochydore for some 28 years! The Dup... [more]
Right now, I will confess to an addiction to bamboo. I love the beauty of the bamboo growing – especially if one manage... [more]
I wrote about this popular Café at Beachmere some years ago. There have been some changes. There are new owners, ne... [more]
Bribie Island and the Pumicestone Passage are well known to Queenslanders and visitors to this amazing place. It is a p... [more]
Join in the Harmony Day event at Springfield Central on Saturday March 11th from 3 pm to 8 pm. Their aim is to connect ... [more]
11/03/2017
The Pine Rivers CWA is fund raising to assist with the redevelopment of their kitchen and clubroom and will be holding a... [more]
It is many years since I first went to the Yatala Pie Shop – on the Highway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It is ... [more]
The Asian communities are celebrating the Year of the Rooster at a Lunar New Year Festival at Caboolture on Saturday Feb... [more]
04/02/2017
Where would I call in for a coffee and something to eat for breakfast? I was in Brisbane and had taken a family member ... [more]
Thinking of studying and not sure what to do? Have few financial resources? Have you looked at any of the free online ... [more]
If you like to explore and purchase home-made original products and endeavour to avoid imported or mass produced items, ... [more]
03/03/2017
In a world where there is too much violence there are groups of happy weavers around Australia working on a project to m... [more]
08/04/2017
Join the merry band of folk who enjoy growing their own foods for cooking and providing healthier meals for their famili... [more]
22/04/2017
The lovely folk who run Lips and Lattes Coffee Van were invited to attend an SES Event at Beachmere to provide coffee fo... [more]
If you like your coffee and great food, and you'd like fresh air and somewhere for the children to play where you can se... [more]
Why go up to Mt Mee? It is just over an hour from Brisbane, high up in the D'Aguilar Range but well worth the drive to ... [more]
Initially, it was the display of thongs that caught my attention. Thongs? Bribie Island? No surprise! Not that I was... [more]
They call it Jack Attack – Barefoot Bowling. It is a fun way to learn about lawn bowls and a great night's entertainmen... [more]
17/01/2017 - 07/02/2017
It's January. I know there is a place I must visit during January. At the Ginger Factory, each January they celebrate ... [more]
20/01/2017 - 22/01/2017
Heading north from Brisbane anytime soon? Take a break at Beerwah and enjoy lunch, snacks, or drinks at Banjo's Bakery ... [more]
This amazing exhibition opened in the Caboolture Gallery in November 2016 and will continue until January 21st, 2017. ... [more]
17/11/2016 - 21/01/2017
OK, if I was younger and fitter I might want to do it – but no, I don't want to jump out of a plane at 14,000 feet, even... [more]
Local artist Rose Van Oyen's work is on display in the Hub Gallery at the Caboolture Hub, Hasking Street, Caboolture unt... [more]
06/12/2016 - 07/01/2017
It had been many years since I have been to Samford and I was amazed at how much it has grown, with so many interesting ... [more]
The Bribie Island Community Arts Centre is staging a first-time exhibition series to honour and showcase art teachers an... [more]
09/12/2016 - 19/01/2017
There's a new Community Market on the north side, just in time for Christmas. Why not head out to Narangba, to visit th... [more]
16/12/2016
It's that time of the year again. It seems only a few days ago that we were celebrating the beginning of 2016, and now ... [more]
16/12/2016
Margie Macadam, an artist living on beautiful Bribie Island, loves the patterns on the Scribbly Gums – a type of eucaly... [more]
26/11/2016
"You will never ever know, if you never ever go" is something that I often say to myself and others about travelling. ... [more]
WordPress is a free open-source content management system that is continuing to gain popularity for websites and blogs. ... [more]
15/11/2016
I was clearly meant to go there. I had listed a couple of places to visit when I went to Caloundra. I was there for a ... [more]
I can't wait to go back to this strange little town in the north of New South Wales, as there is so much to see and do. ... [more]
Several months ago, the tavern at Beachmere became a hotel. What changed? Not only its name, but the interior. It exp... [more]
The Savoyards are the longest continuously running community-based musical theatre company. Formed in 1961 and based in ... [more]
13/11/2016
Do gender specific awards make a difference? Not that long ago women writers hid their gender by using male names in ... [more]
26/11/2016
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