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My WeekendNotes - 658
South East Queensland is surrounded by a wide range of agricultural environments, a variety of different farms and of co... [more]
Now that 2020 is behind us, what will the year of 2021 hold for us? Not sure that my crystal ball is working properly (a... [more]
Brisbane is a fairly monotonous city surrounded by a wealth of great attractions and destinations. Here are some of th... [more]
January in 2021 will bring a meteor shower low on the horizon, Mercury, at its highest point above the horizon and a con... [more]
01/01/2021 - 31/01/2021
For many travellers to Australia, the most confusing thing is that nearly everything is shut on Christmas day. At the ti... [more]
InsideOutside is currently staging their raunchy performance titled The Belles of Burlesque at the Old Museum. With a ra... [more]
03/12/2020 - 11/12/2020
Over the last few decades, burlesque has come back to the forefront of entertainment in smaller venues, and The InsideOu... [more]
03/12/2020 - 11/12/2020
All bad times must eventually pass and so it will be with COVID-19. The question is, what will the endgame be like and, ... [more]
As more and more people live and work in the suburbs, visiting the city centre of Brisbane is something that a lot of pe... [more]
November is when many people start thinking about their upcoming Christmas plans. 2020 is going to be a little different... [more]
13/04/2020 - 03/01/2021
Amici Deli creates a little pocket of Italy in the suburb of Chermside with cafe service, small goods and imported groce... [more]
Fans of Chinese and Asian food are always on the lookout for new things to try. Claypots are a traditional way of slow-c... [more]
Many Australians are looking to explore their own backyard, and because Australia's backyard is huge, campervanning or c... [more]
There are a surprising number of Thai restaurants in the Chermside area, but one that many people keep returning to for ... [more]
In recent years, authentic Chinese food has been spreading out from Sunnybank, and restaurants, where you can get a real... [more]
Only a little more than an hour west of Brisbane is one of the most fertile areas of land in world, the Lockyer Valley. ... [more]
Maybe you live in a place where masks are mandated, or perhaps you just want to stay with the latest fashion trends, the... [more]
As Australia joins the ranks of the face mask-wearing world in response to COVID-19, some people have raised the issue o... [more]
One of the things that make Lockyer Valley a cool place to visit is the little towns and townships spread across this fe... [more]
With more and more areas seeing an increase in Coronavirus outbreaks, people are increasingly being asked to wear masks.... [more]
The beautiful and lush Lockyer Valley is a little over an hour from Brisbane, with the heart of this fertile valley bein... [more]
Many countries in the world not only recommend but require people to wear masks during these pandemic times. But some co... [more]
Just an hour from Brisbane, Wivenhoe Dam is the main water supply for the Brisbane and Ipswich areas and is also a popul... [more]
Hardgrave Road in West End has three Vietnamese restaurants along that short strip of restaurants, but the award-winning... [more]
There are many reasons to have a staycation. Maybe it is lack of money, not enough time, a global pandemic or a combinat... [more]
Cafe 4342 in the town of Forest Hill in the Lockyer Valley is a great place to visit for breakfast, lunch, light meals, ... [more]
In the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, Fordsdale Horseback Adventures and Farmstays provide a great place for hor... [more]
There has been a lot of talk about the coming second wave of COVID-19. There are hints that it is already starting and r... [more]
Whether you go to The Barn for lunch or a snack, and then visit Scotty's Garage Museum, or go to the Museum and then hav... [more]
If you want the best, you have to go to the source. Buying directly from the farm is not always easy but 9Dorf is a grea... [more]
After taking over from the original owners 3 years ago and renaming themselves Hanoi Pho, this great Vietnamese restaura... [more]
The Federation Walk is a 4 km path located in a 93 km reserve that features coastal sand dunes and 3 kms of beaches. Thi... [more]
Autumn and winter bring their own pleasures. Gone are the long weekends away on the beach, now you are seeking firep... [more]
Australia is opening up again after the COVID-19 lockdowns with the first states beginning to allow local travel and ove... [more]
The Brisbane City Council has been working hard over the years to add new paths, routes, circuits and facilities in the ... [more]
One of the key rules around COVID-19 social distancing lockdowns is that you can meet one other person, usually outdoors... [more]
COVIDSafe, the app designed to help control the spread of Coronavirus, is here. It will help track down people who might... [more]
Recent evidence has shown that one of the main risk factors for Coronavirus is weight, so there has never been a better ... [more]
Social distancing and other Coronavirus rules are a fact of life in the time of Pandemic. Currently, you face fines, and... [more]
The most popular reason people use to leave the house these days is to go for a walk. Once you have walked around your n... [more]
While most sections of the supermarket are full, the ongoing pandemic means that some things that are not returning to s... [more]
Rise up early in the middle of April and you will be able to see 4 planets in the early morning sky. From the 15th to th... [more]
13/04/2020 - 30/04/2020
If you are reading this around the time I wrote this, you probably realise why I have a list of things I really want to ... [more]
Awassi Cheesery in the Lockyer Valley specialises in sheep milk products and home to the unique Grantham Cheese. You can... [more]
Life in 2020 really is not business as normal. With large numbers of people out work, closures of many businesses and th... [more]
The Wamuran Rail Trail cuts its way through a lush section of the Beerburrum West State Forest and gives access to a num... [more]
Because of Coronavirus, they closed the gyms but left the parks open, so now many public places are becoming crowded wit... [more]
During this global pandemic, many people are feeling frustrated and helpless, especially as the news is mostly negative ... [more]
Native Oz Bushfoods is an Aboriginal family owned, Lockyer Valley based, company currently appearing locally in South Ea... [more]
Coronavirus is here, but life goes on. There are lots of little things you can do to make life easier. Here are some of ... [more]
The grey nomads, they travel across the continent in their caravans and campervans, stopping here and there. In the coun... [more]
One popular stop along the Warrego Highway in the Lockyer Valley is Schulte's Fresh Gourmet Market, which is famous for ... [more]
There is a lot of confusion and worry around Coronavirus. There are still many people completely confused about why clos... [more]
Soul Song's mission is to get people singing, no matter where you are and even how good you are. 2020s plan to sing in p... [more]
23/03/2020 - 19/04/2020
Australia is seeing our first major Coronavirus closures, with restaurants, bars, libraries and even beaches shutting. T... [more]
The Porters Plainland Hotel opened in 1905 in the Lockyer Valley and has been serving locals and travellers since then. ... [more]
The most annoying thing about epidemics of infectious diseases is that they close public places, such as theatres, spo... [more]
Located just outside of Laidley in the Lockyer Valley, Branell Homestead combines a carefully reconstructed homestead an... [more]
The Lockyer Valley is a great place to escape to the countryside not far from Brisbane. Just outside of the town of Laid... [more]
On March 28 elections will be held across all of Queensland for local councils. Given the bans on large gatherings becau... [more]
16/03/2020 - 28/03/2020
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