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I enjoy being in the outdoors, 4wd, camping, bushwalking, I am qualified in the following areas, 4wd, abseiling, white water, swimming instructor. Truck driver, detailer, tyre fitter. Assistant with special needs' children, florist assistant, and held secretarial and managerial titles including warehousing and retail. These days I'm a mum. I like to do out of the ordinary things with my child. I love aboriginal sites, convict, Australia's history and all things to do with the bush. Currently I am an amateur, writer with Weekend Notes, being my only experience. Hope you enjoy my articles because I have loved sharing them for you.

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Spotlight
The Prince Alfred Bridge, built in 1866 and opened on the 24th October 1867, was the first major bridge crossing the Mur... [more]
Heading across the Wiseman's Ferry, I imagined this location in the 1800s. Turning left from the ferry, on Settler's Ro... [more]
Cowra War Museum showcases one of the largest German Infantry displays in the world. It houses prisoner of war artefacts... [more]
John Gilbert, the Canadian born bushranger, was a member of Frank Gardiner and Ben Hall's gang at age 18. At his time h... [more]
Scotts Head a popular destination for a day trip or an extended stay. Scotts Head Bowling Club at Banksia Crescent is t... [more]
Nambucca prides itself on its unique murals and sea creature mosaics. The River mural is just one example of Nambucca's ... [more]
If you are around the Macksville area and need a change of scenery, this nice little loop road is going to make a differ... [more]
A leisurely country drive to Taylors Arm, heading from Macksville (near Nambucca) following the Kempsey River along... [more]
If you are visiting the Big Banana, why not incorporate a visit to a glorious lookout. Showcasing the Coffs Harbour Regi... [more]
Have you visited Scenic World since the upgrade of the Scenic Railway? Scenic World is known for its exhilarating ride ... [more]
Take a drive along Cliff Drive, from the Three Sisters end; it's full of amazing lookouts and Silver Mist Reserve is no ... [more]
Scared of jumping out of a plane? With iFLY you can put that fear to rest. iFLY is one of the largest Indoor Skydiving C... [more]
On the outskirts of Penrith, near Silverdale and Wallacia is Sydney's water supply Warragamba Dam, part of the Wollo... [more]
Australia's Wonderland may be a memory of the past, until now. Sydney's Wonderland is set to give our Queensland folk, a... [more]
Reconciliation Place is located between the National Library and High Court of Australia. A lovely tribute to the Indig... [more]
Wendouree Drive, on Duntroon Estate, alongside Lake Burley Griffin, is where you start your journey of Canberra's forgot... [more]
There's a quiet park in the back streets off Mowbray Road, Lane Cove, that has no name. My son has nicknamed it Digger... [more]
There is a single large play area at Buffalo Creek Reserve. Catering to both toddlers and big children's requiremen... [more]
Blenheim Park caters for every ability, with a flying fox, swings and a remote control car track. It is superbly designe... [more]
Mystery Crater in Queensland has well earned its name. Unusual, strange, weird unexplained crater holes have been found... [more]
A true dose of the country at Jerrawa. Between Gunning, Dalton and Yass is a very small country town that once was a ... [more]
Dubbo Gaol, or Old Dubbo Gaol as it's known today, was a very harsh, inhospitable prison. When you arrive the alley way... [more]
Lane Cove Toy Library hire and sell toys and other fun things for kids and families. They have a huge range of toys for ... [more]
Lane Cove West is awash with parks; I even found 3 parks within walking distance of each other. Turrumbarra Park, Lan... [more]
Just on the outskirts of Lane Cove, boarding Riverview, is a wonderful little forgotten park, Marjorie York Reserve, for... [more]
The Macquarie Inn offers 28 colonial country, timber ceiling, air conditoned, large veranda accommodation style unit... [more]
The Macquarie Inn Hotel has two function rooms The main room is the James Crampton Room, available for conference or... [more]
The Macquarie Inn Bistro is attached to the hotel and incorporated with the motel. The staff at the Macquarie ... [more]
A wonderful open plain zoo, with over 30 enclosures that allow you to see the animals up-close. It is a photographer's h... [more]
Here we learn about numerous tribes, hence I will use all terms; carvings, rubbing grooves or groove grinding, spear mak... [more]
Engadine RFS is on hand helping Santa spread some Christmas cheer. Santa, needs the help of the RFS, to help work out... [more]
16/12/2013 - 20/12/2013
Yes, its that time of year again when we scratch our heads, wondering what we will buy others for Christmas. This year w... [more]
Michael's Walk, starts at the end of the Weemala Street, where you will find a lovely boardwalk circuit leading you to... [more]
Budgewoi Holiday Park has it all; caravans, tents, cabins and semi- permanent and permanent sites. This park caters for ... [more]
It's that time of year again, when we all gather together and enjoy the festive season. Singing Christmas Carols has al... [more]
I love taking a good old fashion day trip to destination nowhere. Along one of my travels, as I was driving along the Ge... [more]
By now we have all seen or visited the Three Sisters at Echo Point and we have seen its beauty but there is another side... [more]
Eskbank House was built in 1842 by Alexander Binning, who also built and owned the Glasgow Arms. Alexander built this G... [more]
Lithgow Valley was booming with mining and the creation of the railway. Thomas Brown, owner of Eskbank House and Eskban... [more]
Circular Quay, shown at its finest in fully glory of its City of Sydney surrounds, taken from the Pylon Lookout.... [more]
Bradfield Highway, viewed from the Pylon; no wonder Sydney is a popular tourist spot. The view includes the old Pier One... [more]
We all talk of being environmentally friendly, now we can with these wonderful ideas to help. Have you an authentic r... [more]
At Echo Point, to the left of the Three Sisters, is the beautiful Prince Henry Cliff Walk. This track takes you to the G... [more]
The Giant Stairway along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk is celebrating its birthday. Can you guess how old it is? Such a... [more]
When I was around 10 years of age, my family owned a huge book about Aboriginal history. Today, many years on, I still r... [more]
WW2 Fort Mt Tomaree, Gun Emplacement No 2, was constructed in 1942 to protect Port Stephens and the river system to Ne... [more]
Leaving the car park, we head up a fairly steep mountain, the path takes you across steel bridges, rock steps, logs ... [more]
Lake George, otherwise known as Weereewa (the lake's Aboriginal name meaning 'Bad Water') is situated 40 kms north east ... [more]
While strolling the neighbourhood in the 1990s, I saw a great idea and then, I had a favourite plant that was tippe... [more]
Something special at Bell, Blue Mountains. Three very unique experiences rolled into one package. Monkey Cree... [more]
Bondi's oldest, best seafood and Australia's world famous deep fried Mars Bar - approved by the creators of Mars itself.... [more]
Memorial Walk and Avenue of Honour Heading east from the car park is a wheelchair accessible path were we learn about... [more]
One of Australia's most heavily fortified bases with anti aircraft assistance during WWII. Every Sunday, The Tunnels ... [more]
Lithgow, the birthplace of the Australian iron and steel industry. Lithgow was in its prime, during the 1870s. After th... [more]
Hartley is a tiny village full of history; it was a judicial and an administrative centre on the Great Western Highway, ... [more]
Coal production for the Lithgow Valley in 1850 was on the smaller end of the scale and wound up in 1979. There were 17 c... [more]
Noumea is a very popular tourist destination and the cost of living is high. The city has a population of around 100,00... [more]
Isle of Pines is an island sighted by Captain Cook in 1774 on his second trip to New Zealand, and yes it got its name be... [more]
Lifou (Lifu also spelt) is an island part of New Caledonia, I would have to say this was a favourite on my cruise. It i... [more]
Miniature Steam Train Rides at West Ryde, on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Founded in 1948, The Sydney Live Steam ... [more]
Mar is the first island stop with the Carnival Spirit Mare's population is 6000 and is 42km long and 16 to 33km wide... [more]
We have all seen the Carnival Spirit in Sydney Harbour, now let me take you on-board. Safety drill induction out of the ... [more]
Join us as we delve into The Kings Tableland's Aboriginal history. Kings Tableland Aboriginal site is a camping and m... [more]
If you cant get into town for Anzac Day and are in the area of Concord, give an hour of your time and go give a Fuzzy W... [more]
A very popular bush walking area, with expansive camping area, open fires allowed conditions permitting. I had the ... [more]
Head towards Richmond and up the Bells Line of Road and at the top of the hill is an amazing view. Wow wee, a grass ski... [more]
Where can you have 4 kilometres of unspoilt river frontage with pebbly sandy beaches, where you are free to roam over 20... [more]
Where can you go and not hear - 'Are we there yet?' I have your solution. Head for Hat Hill Road, Blackheath, which ... [more]
Terrey Hills "The Hunt" Aboriginal Carvings In a leafy suburb north of Sydney Terrey Hills, just down from the Frui... [more]
Glenbrook is the first entry point to the Blue Mountains National Park, from Sydney. The National Park covers an area of... [more]
If you like fire trucks and all things red, then this is definitely for you. If you are a fire truck enthusiast, look ou... [more]
Symbio Zoo is a midsized family owned zoo that houses over 1000 animals, established in 1975. Situation on the southern... [more]
Enjoy a beautiful day out at Watsons Bay. Get there by car, bus from Town Hall 380 or ferry. Parking is difficult to ... [more]
 
Get on down this Saturday night to Valvoline Raceway. The National Super Sedan Series, Late Models, will be vying for th... [more]
28/02/2015
If you have ever thought of going to the Speedway, this is the night to experience a great family evening out. ... [more]
22/11/2014
Croydon Public School are holding their annual Twilight Christmas Market. Feel free to browse the stalls and comp... [more]
21/11/2014
Beautiful hotel at Walicia although we didnt go in I believe a few novice painters have been seen painting this beautifu... [more]
Lane Cove National Park has lovely picnic areas and is suitable for large group functions and family relaxation. There a... [more]
Got a four wheel drive and don't know how to utilise it to its capacity? Many people today are buying vehicles with... [more]
March in March is a quiet, lawful but strength in number protest, that will be held Australia wide. The protest contests... [more]
15/03/2014 - 17/03/2014
The Valvoline Raceway, previously known as Sydney Speedway, is a wonderful venue. As you get closer to it, you hear ... [more]
Residents from 12 and 14 Faversham Crescent, Chipping Norton, have definitely got the Christmas cheer; these two hou... [more]
08/12/2013 - 24/12/2013
This lovely fish and chips shop alongside the river at Budgewoi is a family run business in an excellent location. ... [more]
Burwood Council and Burwood Youth Advisory group present Everyday Superhero Movie night at Burwood Park on Friday 29th N... [more]
29/11/2013
Luna Park has invited Santa to come and visit Sydney's famous ride park and Santa is on his way. Come and say hello, ha... [more]
30/11/2013 - 24/12/2013
Croydon Public School are holding their annual Twilight Christmas Market; what an opportunity to browse the stalls ... [more]
22/11/2013
Muggadah Tours, will lead you on a day of memorable moments in the Blue Mountains. Your Guides, Gundungurra descendents... [more]
Well camouflaged, strong muscled reptile. The lace monitor will whip its prey with its tail for protection and its ... [more]
The Helensburgh Country Fair is on again - Saturday 26th October at Charles Harper Park, Helensburgh. This year's them... [more]
26/10/2013
The Nissan Patrol 4WD Club of NSW & ACT have hosted the very successful Nissan Trials, an extreme, annual 4WD competiti... [more]
02/11/2013 - 03/11/2013
The Magic of Charity Trivia Night at the Woolloomooloo Bay Hotel, is going to be a enchanting night benefiting Youth Off... [more]
23/10/2013
UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS JUST BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER On Sunday, May 4th 2014, Lithgow is celebrating 100 years ... [more]
04/05/2014
This would have to be my all time favourite shot of the Opera House and Harbour. Taken from the Pylon lookout, such a gl... [more]
Living in Sydney, we see the everyday beauty that nature delivers with plants, flowers and native animals. Recently we ... [more]
Tall Ships entering Sydney Harbour... [more]
Splendid way to start the day... [more]
This year the 4WD show is bigger and better than previous years. Having been part of 4WD shows in the past, I person... [more]
18/10/2013 - 20/10/2013
When you say the name Ben Pearse Photography, I'm instantly taken to the Blue Mountains. For me, Ben is known for hi... [more]
Look out Sydney, until the 20th October, Hyde Park, corner of Park and Elizabeth Streets section, has you seeing reflect... [more]
20/09/2013 - 20/10/2013
Ugly Animal Preservation Society in England, had the public vote for what they consider to be the world's ugliest animal... [more]
Mud Run, proudly organised by Maximum Adventure, is a day of sheer mud fun, for the family. Get a mud bath, mudslide you... [more]
After being in the bush, working in mechanical, tyre fitting fields and truck driving, grease, dirt and my hands seem li... [more]
The Portland Spring Fair is on again at Kremer Park Showground. What a line up this year's festival has in store for yo... [more]
26/10/2013
Blue Mountains Ghost, Scenic and Mystery Tours, are one very clever company. A unique experience of not just fauna ... [more]
The annual Blue Mountains Film Festival is on again. Showcasing some of the world's best short films. The one diffe... [more]
03/10/2013 - 07/10/2013
A Japanese garden, crisp, fresh, mountainous air and an extraordinary bathhouse - by the time you leave, you will be flo... [more]
Direct from the US, Segway Tours have commenced in the Blue Mts. Looking for something totally out of the normal in the ... [more]
Yes its school holiday time and wow, Anime at Abbotsford has some fun planned for all kids. Anime at Abbotsford c... [more]
24/09/2013 - 06/10/2013
Established in 1971, and family owned and run 41 years, Darkes Forest is a beautiful establishment, that truly cares for... [more]
Entering The Kuring-gai Chase National Park, after paying the $11 entry fee it won't be long till you get a glimpse of ... [more]
27/09/2013 - 29/09/2013
Croydon Tennis Centre offers a variety of school holiday programmes and various other activities. Parties are a popular ... [more]
The Inner West welcomes spring with famous headline performances, guaranteed to deliver something for everyone. Dis... [more]
22/09/2013
The Royal Australian Navy Fleet will enter Sydney Harbour on 5th October 2013. Sydney Harbour will be alive for The... [more]
05/10/2013
Its school holidays again, and Luna Park is certainly mixing it up, Luna Park has a secret weapon these holidays,... [more]
20/09/2013 - 31/10/2013
This is our chance to say thanks to RFS Volunteers. On Saturday 28th September 2013, The Rural Fire Brigade a... [more]
28/09/2013
Stardust Circus is a travelling circus and when its is town, Stardust really draws the crowds. Australia's largest anim... [more]
Leichhardt Council invite you to participate in their wonderful new concept, the collaborative consumption wave, swappin... [more]
12/06/2013
Burwood Local Police and Five Dock RSL together are delighted to invite all 12-17 year olds to join them Today for a Blu... [more]
07/06/2013
If you are a cat lover, then this is the place for you. On show will be a variety of breeds of the four legged kind. ... [more]
07/07/2013
You dont have to go overseas or out of Sydney to see the Tattoo. It's on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Do you lik... [more]
15/06/2013
Police Open Day Mounted Police NSW Mounted Police Open Day, Join The Force's Year Long Celebration of 150th Anniversa... [more]
08/09/2013
Parkinson's Unity Walk and Run Sunday 25th August, 2013. Yes it's that time again. The 6th Parkinson's Unity Walk an... [more]
25/08/2013
Bicentenary of Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth's Blue Mountains Crossing and flyover. Be a part of Australian His... [more]
26/05/2013 - 09/06/2013
Busking for Barnardos - Pyrmont Food, Wine and Art Festival Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2013 11am, Performances f... [more]
18/05/2013 - 19/05/2013
Classic cars, model trains, hobbies, collectables, arts and craft, historical displays, double deck bus rides all in one... [more]
06/07/2013 - 07/07/2013
Today, Yes, Today. Head to your local Fire Station and be a Fire Fighter for a day, see the goings on inside your Loc... [more]
18/05/2013
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is celebrating a really special anniversary this year. 2013 marks this iconic Aus... [more]
26/05/2013
On Sunday 2 June, the MS Walk and Fun Run commences at Bradfield Park Milsons Point, Sydney (time to be confirmed when... [more]
02/06/2013
Presbyterian Ladies College, Croydon (PLC) is turning 125 years old and what a way to celebrate. Commencing at 12pm an... [more]
11/05/2013
Wet n Wild is coming to Sydney. Wet n Wild is owned by Village Roadshow Theme Park, and will be the 2nd park for Au... [more]