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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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Writer Rank: 13
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Readers: 94100
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Articles: 299
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My WeekendNotes - 299
The history of The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan goes back as far as Magistrate William Howe, who in 1818, purch... [more]
Fernvale is a country town in the Somerset Region of South East Queensland, approximately sixty kilometres from Brisbane... [more]
Currently on exhibition at the Michael Reid Contemporary Art Gallery in Sydney is Melbourne photographer Tom Blachford's... [more]
31/01/2018 - 03/03/2018
On a recent bus tour to Moree, I visited the 'Trawalla" Stahmann Pecan Nut Farm. The original Stahmann Farm was establi... [more]
Singapore has always been known as a clean business city, notable in respects to global commerce, finance and transport.... [more]
09/03/2018 - 01/04/2018
Brisbane's famous Boondall Wetlands have been home to indigenous Australians for eons and they continue to have links to... [more]
In 2016 there were 118,401 marriage ceremonies carried out that year and I'm sure now the bill has been passed for gay m... [more]
Are you ever looking for something different from the usual weekend escapes or museum visits? The Bunker Cartoon Galler... [more]
02/02/2018 - 25/03/2018
When travelling around Australia you come across a lot of towns in varying sizes and population, some of which you have ... [more]
09/03/2018 - 12/03/2018
It is said in folklore that a ghost is a soul of a dead person or animal that appears to the living. Whether you believ... [more]
SoulCollage® is a process where you make a personal deck of cards from pictures you have taken from various magazines. ... [more]
As a child I had a small picture of the Mona Lisa on my bedroom wall. I marvelled at this mystic woman whose eyes could... [more]
09/12/2017 - 27/05/2018
The town of St George in South West Queensland is situated on the Balonne River and is famously known for catching fish ... [more]
There are some places, written on a bucket list that we would like to visit and hope one day that they can be ticked off... [more]
What amazed me on my recent holiday to Victoria was that the distance between towns was quite minimal and that in no tim... [more]
Every now and then I come across an organisation I have never heard of before, which initiates my inquisitive mind to se... [more]
You may ask why the name 'Your Mantra' for a business. The Chopra Centre webpage explains that the name "mantra" can b... [more]
Wikipedia states that fossil evidence indicates the olive tree to have its origins dating back 20-40 million years ago i... [more]
There is nothing like traditions and Halloween is one of those traditions we Australians have adopted from our American ... [more]
I have practised meditation most of my life in different ways, that is, with music, being guided, through breath work, c... [more]
These days businesses come and go and most times the ones you have been visiting for years, just suddenly disappear. No... [more]
For aeons, people have been amazed at the shining light seen in the night's sky known as the Moon. It takes 27.3 days f... [more]
There is a reason why so many people talk spring with excitement, even songs are written about the season when flowers a... [more]
Around ninety percent of the World's Opals can be found in Australia. Lightning Ridge in the northern part of New South... [more]
If a festival has been occurring annually for twenty-two years, you must assume the organisers know exactly what they ar... [more]
15/09/2017 - 17/09/2017
Apart from clay being part of our Earth's makeup, it has also been used to make pottery items for centuries - as early a... [more]
02/09/2017 - 03/09/2017
It is quite astonishing these days just how many different stones and crystals are becoming popular and being used for c... [more]
As we soar into a world of technology that only Da Vinci could have imagined, Australia's largest one-day robotics festi... [more]
On Sunday 20th August 2017 the Ipswich Hospice Care is hosting a High Tea of wine tasting and pampering at the Ipswich C... [more]
Cape Byron can be found at the easternmost point of the Australian mainland. It was named by Captain Cook in honour of ... [more]
The small town of Howard on the Fraser Coast is just the place where you can kick back and enjoy life in a relaxed and p... [more]
15/09/2017 - 17/09/2017
When you hear the words "blast from the past", your mind creates the idea that it is something from the past that you li... [more]
There are some stories from our childhood that remain in our memories for years and years, recalling the story even in a... [more]
04/08/2017 - 07/08/2017
We all go through stages in life when we collect items. I remember in my younger years, I collected dolls from the diff... [more]
15/07/2017 - 16/07/2017
Currently running until 24 September Niall McDiarmid, a Scottish-born photographer, is showcasing his work at the Museum... [more]
18/05/2014 - 24/09/2017
I love orchids and was fortunate enough to have a couple of varieties growing in my garden when I bought my house some y... [more]
26/08/2017 - 27/08/2017
On Sunday 2nd July at the Green Hill Reservoir in Chapel Hill, Seqwater is inviting all the community to join them in ce... [more]
I love car boot sales mainly because the knick-knacks and treasures you find at them are completely different from items... [more]
There are always plenty of activities happening throughout the year at the Hyperdrome Library, Logan Council. So far, t... [more]
When you hear the words "memory lane", you immediately think of a time in your life that meant something to you, a memor... [more]
Arts and crafts have been around so long that it sometimes is a wonder where it all began. The original beginnings were... [more]
02/11/2017 - 04/11/2017
Dating at any age can be daunting. Will we have enough to talk about? What will we talk about? Can he dance, or sing,... [more]
18/07/2018 - 18/07/2017
On Saturday 20th May, Langri Tangpa Buddhist Centre at Camp Hill is holding an open day and entry is free. Budd... [more]
Walking down the main street of Cooroy in Queensland immerses you in the feeling of country town friendliness and a hist... [more]
This May, the Wynnum West State School turns ninety-five and to commemorate this amazing achievement, the school is hold... [more]
If you are looking for something different and exciting to do this Mother's Day, why not take your Mum to the Carrara Ma... [more]
13/05/2017 - 14/05/2017
Parks are an asset to any city or town as they create an area for tourists and locals to stroll leisurely while enjoying... [more]
The question on many people's minds is "I wonder if I have any famous relatives"? Genealogy is the way to find this out.... [more]
The history of massage dates back thousands of years with the first written records found in Egypt and China. In many E... [more]
At a surface area of 110 square kilometers, Lake Macquarie in the Hunter Region of New South Wales is one of the largest... [more]
28/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
The Royal Queensland Art Society is based at The Petrie Terrace Gallery and has been supporting artists since 1887. The... [more]
12/04/2017 - 29/04/2017
Botanic gardens are found in most towns and cities. They are for the public's enjoyment and house many exotic plants al... [more]
The Easter holiday break gives us four days to rest, do some work around the house and venture out. On Sunday 16th Apri... [more]
The Northern Rivers area of New South Wales covers approximately 800 kilometres between Sydney and Brisbane and includes... [more]
I love my garden and my inspiration for projects comes from visiting other gardens, watching gardening shows, taking a w... [more]
29/04/2017 - 30/04/2017
From a childhood fantasy of riding the world on the wings of Pegasus to a life time dream of building a business from sc... [more]
For years I have been attending the Australian Body Art Festival on the Sunshine Coast. This year the iconic festival h... [more]
08/04/2017 - 09/04/2017
Have you ever pondered on what you would like to do when you retire? I certainly have given this a lot of thought in re... [more]
BrisStyle Inc….who are they? BrisStyle Inc was formed in March 2008. Initially, they were a small group of Brisbane Es... [more]
I mainly read non-fiction books, real life stories and biographies that capture my imagination through the events that u... [more]
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