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Born in Maryborough, I have always enjoyed short holidays or drives discovering places you cannot see on a plane. I love researching the past of the venues I visit which makes them all the more interesting for others to visit as well.

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My WeekendNotes - 1051
I can remember a time in my childhood town where certain businesses hid something different from their normal merchandis... [more]
07/12/2020
The Gap Health and Racquet Club (GHRC), situated on Settlement Road, is a family-owned gym and tennis centre. Boasting ... [more]
05/12/2020
There is nothing like going to the beach but what if the beach was surrounded by lush greenery, museums, walks and eater... [more]
05/12/2020
For those who leave Christmas Shopping right up to the last moment, the Perth City Farm Festive Twilight Markets are jus... [more]
09/12/2020 - 17/12/2020
In 1850, a gentleman by the name of William Charles Wentworth proposed the idea of Australia having a university where e... [more]
27/11/2020 - 29/11/2020
Forge Forward is a multidisciplinary space now located in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley. They host international, national... [more]
10/12/2020
Markets for the year are now winding down for the festival and holiday period, so let us not waste any more time in shop... [more]
06/12/2020
Santa's Sleigh and Reindeers are taking him all over Brisbane to catch up with the children. If you wish to catch him on... [more]
10/12/2020 - 19/12/2020
Direct Factory Outlet or DFO as it is commonly called in Jindalee, is where you can purchase all your Christmas gifts fo... [more]
05/12/2020 - 20/12/2020
I am always looking for something different to give my family and friends at Christmas time. At our age, we have decided... [more]
07/02/2021
Currently during the month of November Australian Mushrooms are bringing a collaboration of some of our country's top ch... [more]
01/11/2020 - 30/11/2020
The south-eastern suburb, Blackwood in South Australia was thought to have been named from the Australian Blackwood tree... [more]
06/12/2020
The Festival of Trees is an annual event which raises money for charities who support women and children. This year, the... [more]
05/12/2020
Kalamunda is a Perth suburb situated east of the metropolitan area. The Noongar indigenous people were the first inhabit... [more]
05/12/2020
This year's Green Heart Fair is being brought to you by the Brisbane City Council and the Green Heart Fair and will be s... [more]
28/11/2020 - 29/11/2020
We are fortunate to live in Queensland with beautiful sandy beaches and sunshine most of the year. On Sunday afternoons ... [more]
29/11/2020
We all know that once the month of November comes around, Christmas will quickly follow and festivities of all kinds pop... [more]
06/12/2020
Looking for somewhere different to purchase your Christmas gifts this year? Well, look no further than the Albion Marke... [more]
28/11/2020
It seems natural for most of us to collect or purchase items we want for hobbies or to beautify our homes. This could be... [more]
29/11/2020
King George Square in Brisbane is a public venue and where the annual Christmas Twilight Markets and Carols are held eac... [more]
28/11/2020
Pioneer Park in Gawler is an open space of beauty where people can walk, exercise, rollerskate and enjoy nature's paradi... [more]
27/11/2020 - 29/11/2020
I remember my first journey to see Christmas lights on the buildings and homes of those whose passion was to sparkle the... [more]
20/11/2020 - 03/01/2021
The Wolfden Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, based in Campbelltown, NSW was created on the value of the community, creative ... [more]
28/11/2020
The Celts and many other ancient societies believed in the mystical purposes of different trees that could help them thr... [more]
07/11/2020 - 22/11/2020
I wonder what our animals are thinking when we dress them up in Christmas costume or winter woollies? Maybe they are ju... [more]
28/11/2020
As much as we love attending markets, stallholders enjoy the art of making handmade items for us to purchase and enjoy. ... [more]
Melbournite's must be over-joyed by the recent lifting of COVID restrictions so they can plan for festival and special o... [more]
21/11/2020 - 19/12/2020
Perth is one of those places in Australia you must visit - put the city on your bucket list for when you retire and you ... [more]
12/11/2020 - 14/11/2020
Markets at any time sound a great way to enjoy your day but when a special occasion comes around, like Christmas, Market... [more]
15/11/2020
The Albatross or Diomedeidae as it is scientifically known is a migratory bird that can travel long distances and can li... [more]
06/11/2020
On a recent visit to Toowoomba, my friend and I came across Spacies by accident but having a passion for what our youth ... [more]
I had a friend tell me that he and his family enjoyed a lot of time together during COVID isolation by pulling out old j... [more]
30/01/2021
When my friend and I visited Switzerland in 1980, I was surprised to see a poodle in the coffee shop at the table next t... [more]
On a recent trip to the Sunshine Coast, my host took me to a Saturday afternoon jazz band entertainment at the Harbour W... [more]
What is relatively new and big in Maryborough, Queensland? Big Bold Fashions and Espresso Bar has made its home in the ... [more]
Boreen Point is located one hundred and sixty kilometres or two-hours' drive from Brisbane and considered one of the bes... [more]
As I did not grow up on the land, it was not until I owned a home that I realised the importance of water and how much w... [more]
22/10/2020
One night of Halloween does not seem enough when the time is great, so how about a whole weekend? Well, the Little Crea... [more]
30/10/2020 - 31/10/2020
Hearing someone talk about the "Day of the Dead' sounds a bit macabre. however, not this year as the Tiny Mountain Brewe... [more]
31/10/2020
Meditation allows the mind to take a break from busy days, busy minds and busy lives. You can start with a small amount ... [more]
12/10/2020 - 19/10/2020
Remembrance Day is observed on 11th November each year and is the tradition inaugurated by King George V to remember mem... [more]
07/11/2020 - 08/11/2020
How many female coffee farmers do you think there are? Well, on Thursday 1st October, which is World Coffee Day, the St... [more]
01/10/2020
Anyone who knows someone or has been affected by Breast Cancer realises the importance of Breast Cancer Trials (BCT) and... [more]
07/10/2020
I think we all realise that life as we once knew, will never return completely. Looking positively at COVID, we have be... [more]
13/12/2020
Since the COVID crises, I have researched many sites on the internet looking for something interesting or something quit... [more]
It is amazing the amount of preparation that goes into a first birthday; I guess because it is the first and every celeb... [more]
28/11/2020 - 29/11/2020
For me, nothing is more relaxing than walking through a beautiful garden, where trees, flowers and bushes have been groo... [more]
27/09/2020
We are all looking for that good old fashion customer service that we received years ago, that our parents talked about ... [more]
When I was young, people born in a town, grew up and worked there and stayed until their time had passed. However, in t... [more]
Who or what is Perron Place in Perth? Perron Place is a community environment centre bringing diverse and vibrant peopl... [more]
The Fraser Coast Council is hosting another Waste to Art Competition this year with the aim to challenge everyone to thi... [more]
13/09/2020 - 06/11/2020
I think every one of us can say they played the game "I Spy with my Little Eye" as they drove in the car with Mum and Da... [more]
01/09/2020 - 31/10/2020
Thomas Fuller, historian, was quoted as saying "you never know the worth of water till the well is dry"; same goes for t... [more]
Have you visited the new store of Gemstones & Seashells in Tinana, near Maryborough yet? Proprietors Jenny and Val have ... [more]
What to do during COVID-19 has made many look at what can be done for enjoyment when in lockdown. I recently listened t... [more]
10/10/2020
The Vegan Cook, now has a new place to call home. Located on the corner of Old Northern Road and Chinook Street, Evert... [more]
18/09/2020
Reality television and audition shows like The Voice and Australia's Got Talent has made us realise that talent can be f... [more]
01/09/2020 - 17/10/2020
Petember is an event held across Australia to raise money for Assistance Dogs for children in need. From now until 30th... [more]
01/09/2020 - 30/09/2020
There is no doubt the COVID virus has changed our lives and perceptions greatly. People from all walks of life have app... [more]
01/09/2020 - 30/09/2020
What has been so amazing during the COVID crisis is the coming together of people wanting to help others – neighbours gi... [more]
01/09/2020 - 20/09/2020
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