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My WeekendNotes - 321
Who remembers the excitement in Brisbane when EXPO 88 was held in South Bank? It was a wonderful time, with so much to ... [more]
28/10/2018
What a beautiful spot to enjoy great food and coffee! Overlooking the Spinnaker Sound Marina, you'll find Dock N Dine w... [more]
What a spectacular venue for a wedding. The Rotary Chapel, right on the Broadwater, started life as the chapel at the n... [more]
A great way to explore the Pumicestone Passage is on The Ferryman, which departs from Pacific Harbour on various cruise ... [more]
It was once an old livestock transport vehicle but is now a popular spot for coffee along the Bribie Island Road at Ning... [more]
I was walking along the road in Sandgate, and there, tucked away, I found the most amazing shop. It was Russell'... [more]
If you have driven along the Bribie Island Road, you may have noticed the Bribie Island Road Saddle Club or its sign abo... [more]
It is on Bribie Island of course, which is a popular weekend and holiday destination – there is plenty to see and do, an... [more]
Do you like sitting with views out to sea, perhaps dining or sipping on a glass of wine, as you watch the activities on ... [more]
It seems a little out of place, a large medieval castle high on the hill at Bli Bli just north of Maroochydore, on the S... [more]
I spent two nights on the Sunshine Coast, where I stayed in the delightful Riverpark Motel, close to the Maroochy River.... [more]
It's just off the main north road, right on the edge of the North Pine River in the suburb of Griffin. I pass frequentl... [more]
It's almost time for the popular Bribie 'OPA' Greek Festival, so mark it in your diary and head off early on Sunday, Jul... [more]
01/07/2018
There are markets at Bribie Island almost every weekend. On the first, second and third Sundays there are great markets... [more]
Just a few weeks ago, there was a lot of publicity around some Expo 88 signs which had been living at Burpengary since t... [more]
I'm lucky I live near a huge strawberry growing region of Queensland. As I travel in the area, I watch the fields being... [more]
23/06/2018 - 30/09/2018
It was just over two years ago that I visited the home of Ray Archer, the founder of the Bribie Island Butterfly House, ... [more]
Many of us, I am sure, will remember the route up to the Sunshine Coast in years gone by, which weaved its way along wha... [more]
During World War II, Bribie Island was the front line in the effort to save Queensland/Australia from the enemy. A numbe... [more]
Have you heard of the Tambo Teddies? There's an interesting town, some 860 km north west of Brisbane, where Teddy Bears... [more]
There's a new Cheese Shop at Bardon, which is holding a Cheese and Wine Tasting Night on Thursday November 23th, at the ... [more]
23/11/2017
Where is Wamuran? It's a town on the D'Aguilar Highway around 15 kms from Caboolture. It's a town with a fascinating h... [more]
Would you like to make something with fabric in an Aboriginal design? I have several items made from such fabric - I lov... [more]
It's not a spot that you can visit for the weekend, but if you, like many Aussies and tourists from overseas, set off to... [more]
Jazz Australis Trio, a local group which has been performing together for over seventeen years, is the featured act in t... [more]
02/11/2017
There's a great event for children at the Caboolture Historical Village on Tuesday, October 31st to celebrate Halloween ... [more]
31/10/2017
Have you dreamed about publishing a book that you have written, or plan to write? If it seems daunting and you'd like t... [more]
21/10/2017
As a writer who has an interest in life story writing, I am looking forward to meeting with one of the world's most nota... [more]
15/10/2017
There's a great Festival on this coming Saturday July 1st, BAM, at Clayton Park, Moreton Tce, Beachmere. The Festival is... [more]
28/06/2017 - 01/07/2017
When you are down Sandgate/Shorncliffe way on the north side of Brisbane, exploring Cabbage Tree Creek, the beaches, the... [more]
The early history of Sandgate is very interesting. The suburb in its early days was known as Cabbage Tree Creek by the ... [more]
Sometimes when you are "lost" – you find something that somehow you were meant to find! I was out North Lakes area, l... [more]
What would delight your more? Hearing a great Queensland Writer speak about her writing? Visiting an amazingly restore... [more]
08/07/2017
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]
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