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My WeekendNotes - 422
Just outside the rural town of Gayndah is Mount Debateable. Would you query the spelling of this mountain's name? You w... [more]
Gayndah, the "Orange Capital of Qld", is just over 330 kms north of Brisbane and is a fascinating place to visit. ... [more]
On Sunday, November 5th, at the Avid Reader Bookshop, West End, another of Vicki Bennett's books will be launched, addin... [more]
05/11/2022
Art on displayThe first big silo art that I visited was at Yelarbon, Queensland, as I returned from a trip to Adelaide ... [more]
I've driven past a zillion times, saying, one day I will stop and explore. My train trip to Cleveland made me notice a l... [more]
Relax in a Train Carriage I seldom use public transport because I have my own car and generally hop in it, and set of... [more]
Recently when I needed some assistance with a sewing machine problem, I found a place at Capalaba, and walked into the s... [more]
Many folk remember the Redlands area and all the farms growing strawberries, vegetables, and so much more in the nut... [more]
For over 30 years, this wonderful group of volunteers have provided regular train trips on Sundays at a park just off Wy... [more]
October is the month for the annual Writers Group Convention in Brisbane, and this year will be held on Sunday, October ... [more]
30/10/2022
I have great memories of travelling on steam trains way back in "the day". I went to kindergarten and in my last year o... [more]
Around Australia, artists are creating amazing artwork on silos and water tanks, changing the boring cement structures i... [more]
It has been some years since I visited the National Australian Archives in Cannon Hill, Did you know that there is a... [more]
The Tingalpa Pioneers Chapel is celebrating - it is 154 years since the time the site first started. A wonderful histori... [more]
08/10/2022
Walking on the main street (High Street) of Boonah is like stepping back in time. It is a narrow one-way road with park... [more]
If you have ever travelled along the road between Beaudesert and Boonah, you would see Wyaralong Dam on the side of the ... [more]
It's a funny little dead-end spot beside the Wynnum Creek, which is quite busy with walkers who pound in on their re... [more]
Many of us remember the days when the Redlands area was a huge farm area with many growing fruits and vegetables for Que... [more]
It was my first visit to BrewDog, almost under the huge Gateway Bridge, on the banks of the Brisbane River. I had passe... [more]
Compassionate Communities.The Service organisations that work in the Victoria Point and Coochiemudlo Island communities ... [more]
13/10/2022
For many years this popular dining and function venue was known as the Moreton Bay Trailer Boat Club but great new r... [more]
Do you think these venues are just for tourists and visitors? Actually, local residents can learn a lot by visiting the... [more]
I've driven past this place on many occasions, but as I didn't think I needed any produce item, so I just drove by, but ... [more]
It's all happening at Boonah.Boonah, just under 100 kms south west of Brisbane, is celebrating its Arts Festival from Se... [more]
03/09/2022 - 10/09/2022
This moving exhibition opened on August 18th 2022, with a collection of photos and stories from women who have found the... [more]
19/08/2022 - 23/08/2022
Tim Bullamore is well known in the UK as an Obituary Writer for newspapers such as The Daily Telegraph and The Times has... [more]
14/08/2022
Are you or someone you know looking for a special venue for a wedding, family event or just an escape to the country? I ... [more]
What a great place to enjoy coffee and snacks and let the children play on the lawn or in the nearby playground. After y... [more]
With a couple of weeks of housesitting on the Gold Coast, I had a few things on my "Bucket List". One was to revisit the... [more]
Have you ever been to a book launch? Normally they are staid affairs, listening to the author's journey through the tria... [more]
19/09/2021
It's Strawberry Season in Queensland and the fruit are ripening everywhere, sadly, due to a number of reasons - a great ... [more]
01/09/2021 - 31/10/2021
I have been to Dockside on many occasions and usually there is a big ship docked there and passengers coming and going. ... [more]
03/09/2021 - 25/09/2021
Could there be a better place for a fabulous seafood restaurant, but on the northern end of the Manly Boat Harbour? With... [more]
It's an all-day event at the Caboolture Historical Village on Saturday, September 4th, from 9 am to 4 pm. What a grea... [more]
04/09/2021
At long last, there is a movie theatre in Wynnum. We welcome the Majestic Cinemas! It is reported that Wynnum was the... [more]
A comment on a local Facebook page piqued my interest in a new venture in Bay Terrace, Wynnum. I went along to see for m... [more]
Just a short distance from the mouth of the Brisbane River sits St Helena Island – a place of interesting Queensland his... [more]
Elizabeth Heber was a resident of Beachmere, just east of Caboolture and for years, worked there creating amazing artwor... [more]
27/03/2021 - 28/03/2021
Heading north to Bundaberg, I planned to stop at Bamboo Land - it was on my 'to do list'. It was drizzling with rain bu... [more]
I'd never visited the Hummock Lookout in my previous visits to the area and the day I chose to go was not the best. Heav... [more]
I drove up to Bundaberg for a couple of days for a "getaway". It is many years since I stayed up that way, so I spent t... [more]
Once upon a time, the mouth of the Wynnum Creek was a hub of activity. Back in the 1920 s and 1930s, it was the base of... [more]
If you are in the Wynnum area and looking for a place for good coffee and food, why not drop into Monty's Place? This po... [more]
It's that time of the year, when many of us are still seeking something that fits in our budget for friends and family m... [more]
12/12/2020
Treerific you ask? Well, it is about "trees". Christmas Trees. Starting on Wednesday, December 9th and continuing to ... [more]
09/12/2020 - 15/12/2020
The Green Jam Sessions were a favourite haunt of mine before I absconded from Brisbane to do some travelling. I am thril... [more]
27/11/2020 - 11/12/2020
Well, it is certainly not as big as the Great Wall of China but this Great Wall in seaside Manly (Queensland) has a grea... [more]
Right on the Maroochy River, is a plane just waiting for you to step in, take off and see amazing views of the river and... [more]
Have you ever visited the National Australian Archives? Do you have family members you'd like to research? Other events ... [more]
I have visited before but a long time ago. Sadly, due to COVID-19, Miegunyah is currently closed but there are plans... [more]
It's not long now to the commencement of the Wynnum Fringe - a great opportunity to have a great lot of fun, be entertai... [more]
13/11/2020 - 15/11/2020
It's really not a secret, however, I suspect many folk have not stopped to explore the area. It's hidden from th... [more]
After being absent from the Wynnum area for nearly ten years, I am exploring the many places I "knew" and some that I ha... [more]
Right next door to Coffee Cups on Victoria is a great place to explore and purchase gifts, plants, and of course, flower... [more]
It's great to see cafes and coffee shops opening, albeit with some restrictions, as we see some things trying to return ... [more]
Now that there is a little relaxation of the lock-down rules it's time to get out and about. Yes, there are still limit... [more]
Why not join the festivities at the Caboolture Town Square on Saturday, February 1st, from 4 pm to 8 pm? And it is a FR... [more]
01/02/2020
It's off the beaten track, a short distance from Gympie. If you are heading up the M1 towards Gympie, and a few kilomet... [more]
I can't believe that I have lived in the area for nearly twelve months and never been in this discount store until yeste... [more]
I've seen it many times as I have driven along the esplanade at Shorncliffe, high above the sea. I've seen the pier but... [more]
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