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My WeekendNotes - 565
With the arrival of spring comes the season to head far out from cities in the middle night to watching meteor showers. ... [more]
15/10/2019 - 07/11/2019
The last few years have seen numerous changes in the markets on the North Side of Brisbane, with some popular markets ... [more]
Mt Nebo and South D'Aguilar National Park is full of interconnecting forest and fire trails. Westridge Break Loop is a g... [more]
Mermaid Mountain in South D'Aguilar National Park is a little known hiking destination with a great lookout overlooking ... [more]
Daddy Long Legs is a children's classic novella that many people will have read, not just in Australia, but around the w... [more]
26/09/2019 - 05/10/2019
Because it has Brisbane's largest Westfield, Chermside is normally seen as a place you go to shop, but there are a lot o... [more]
This combination of 2 walks at O'Reilly's includes the official walk to Python Rock and the old track to Pat's Bluff whi... [more]
Humans have always dreamed of flying, both literally and figuratively. In fact, the most common dream is flying and it i... [more]
The Powerhouse presents the Australian premiere of the well-received off-Broadway musical, Daddy Long Legs. Based on the... [more]
26/09/2019 - 05/10/2019
Every Sunday morning from 7 am to noon, the car park of the Kedron-Wavell Services Club, off Kittyhawk Drive in Chermsid... [more]
The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble is back again this year with another great production staged in the Roma Street Park... [more]
22/08/2019 - 08/09/2019
A great little treat in the theatre year is always Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble's annual theatre in the park producti... [more]
22/08/2019 - 08/09/2019
The Perseids meteor shower is one of the astronomical shows that attract a lot of interest, with up to 60 very bright sh... [more]
01/08/2019 - 24/08/2019
High tea is bit of elegant dining tradition that has not only survived for over a hundred years, but has grown in popula... [more]
Early risers on the morning of Wednesday July 17 in Australia should look to the western horizon as the moon sets where ... [more]
17/07/2019
July and August see two overlapping meteor showers, with the first one, the Southern Delta Aquariids Meteor Shower start... [more]
12/07/2019 - 29/07/2019
The western edge of the Green Mountains section of Lamington National Park, which everyone calls O'Reilly's, is where to... [more]
Nundah has a small little market in the car park beside Nundah Station. I recently revisited this market and discovered ... [more]
The are many reasons to go for a hike or a walk, but one of the best is to enjoy nature with someone that you love o... [more]
This year the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower is expected to be a great one, with up to 1 shooting star a minute at its peaks... [more]
30/04/2019 - 28/05/2019
Phat Elephant, located in the Brisbane City's Post Office Square, has built up a reputation for great Thai Food and good... [more]
Camping is a cheap way to get out of city and enjoy nature. People often drive some distance from Brisbane to find s... [more]
The Lyrids is the first meteor shower of the year fully visible in Australia and runs from April 16 to 25 with the peak ... [more]
16/04/2019 - 23/04/2019
The Samford Conservation Park is an often overlooked bushland reserves that provides great opportunities for hiking, tra... [more]
The newly opened Yul-yan-man track in the Glass House Mountains provides a great adventurous walk with plenty of scrambl... [more]
The Bellbird Lookout Track is a nice little 2 km return walk in Binna Burra to a great lookout with spectacular views of... [more]
Mt Tamborine is a great overnight or even longer romantic escape from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. One of the nicest plac... [more]
March 21 will be the last supermoon of the year. By coincidence, it will also be the date of the spring equinox, when sp... [more]
19/06/2018 - 23/03/2019
Margate Beach is often seen as Redcliffe's poor cousin, which may be why many bypass Margate, even though it is a wonder... [more]
2019 has 3 supermoon, with the second occurring in the month of February in the middle of the week, rising after the sun... [more]
19/02/2019
The Alliance Francaise French Film Festival has grown to become the biggest festival of French cinema in the world outsi... [more]
14/03/2019 - 14/04/2019
Fans of theatre in alternative spaces or just good theatre, in general, will love Big Scary Animal's production of John ... [more]
22/01/2019 - 02/02/2019
There is a growing number of Mexican restaurants in Brisbane, many of which are going beyond the fast food burrito resta... [more]
If you are looking for a short or weekend break from the city, then a recently opened option at Margate on the Redcliffe... [more]
A comet named 46P/Wirtanen, but which is being called the Christmas Comet, will make its closest approach to Earth on th... [more]
14/12/2018 - 18/12/2018
This little-known hiking circuit is popular with locals who know of it. The 6 km circuit links the road at the upper end... [more]
When it comes to shooting star spotting, the highlight of the calendar is the Geminid Meteor shower with up to 120 multi... [more]
07/12/2018 - 17/12/2018
The WonderWombs, presented by New Zealand Based circus company, The Dust Palace, combines physical performance with joke... [more]
30/11/2018 - 01/12/2018
Tooloom Falls Camp Grounds are a set of 2 campsites on Tooloom Creek, just over the border in Northern New South Wales. ... [more]
Mt Coolum is a popular hill at Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast. The normal 1.6 km return walk is fun and a little ch... [more]
There are a number of great multi-day hikes around South East Queensland, but if you are looking for a weekend awa... [more]
Australians have fallen in love with circus performance thanks to the many innovative, artistic and provocative performa... [more]
29/11/2018 - 01/12/2018
November has 2 meteor showers, the Taurids and the Leonids, with the Leonids being the best of the month. It runs for mo... [more]
15/11/2018 - 30/11/2018
Mt Coot-tha has long been a popular place for hiking and the Brisbane City Council has been putting a lot of effort into... [more]
Mt Nebo is a great little escape just on the doorstop of Brisbane. One of the lesser visited hiking areas up there is a ... [more]
From the middle of the year to October, there is not much action astronomically in regards to shooting stars in the nigh... [more]
02/10/2018 - 07/11/2018
Whether you are visiting Brisbane or are a long-time local who wants to learn more about the stories around the places t... [more]
BIGSOUND is a unique music festival. You buy just a single ticket to see 150 bands over 4 day and 18 venues all clustere... [more]
04/09/2018 - 07/09/2018
Queensland Theatre, until recently known as Queensland Theatre Company, has been operating since 1984. After a record-br... [more]
I caught a performance by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by Brisbane Chorale at QPAC. If you thought a n... [more]
09/08/2018
The Perseids meteor shower is one of the highlights of the astronomical year. While it can be a little harder to view in... [more]
06/08/2018 - 24/08/2018
Ekka is billed as when the country comes to the city. For many families it is a highlight of the year, for many others, ... [more]
10/08/2018 - 19/08/2018
Dan Arnold and his wonderful team have opened a restaurant in the Newstead end of Fortitude Valley that takes everything... [more]
The Brisbane Basket Brigade is a charity that collects food and gifts for families and homeless people in need around Br... [more]
01/08/2018 - 30/11/2017
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane Girls Grammar School Prossima Program students and Brisbane Chorale join forces ... [more]
09/08/2018
The evening July 27 and the morning of July 28 will have the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting approxim... [more]
27/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
The Brisbane Basket Brigade is conducting their annual movie fundraiser on August 10 with the latest instalment of the M... [more]
10/08/2018
Enjoy an afternoon and evening of great beers and cider, good beer drinking food and cool music in Fortitude Valley at t... [more]
14/07/2018
The end of July, the 28th and 29th will bring the peak of the Southern Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower with up to 20 shooti... [more]
12/07/2018 - 23/08/2018
Solar Eclipses, even partial eclipses, are astronomical events that generate a lot of interest. On July 13, there will b... [more]
13/07/2018
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