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My WeekendNotes - 307
Listening to some live music performed by a talented young gentleman at a local club on the weekend I was reminded of a ... [more]
Shopping centres are already decorated for the Christmas season, and I swear I heard carols playing whilst loading the t... [more]
Villanova Players was formed in 1948, and has been producing plays and nurturing the theatrical talents of the people of... [more]
08/11/2018 - 11/11/2018
Rod Marsh will be chatting about his book, Celebrating 50 Years of Cricket, at the Grand View Hotel. Who is Rod Marsh... [more]
I'm not one to visit the Gold Coast regularly, though on those rare occasions I do travel south on the motorway, I alway... [more]
I've been known to do some extraordinary things when on the hunt for a book for one of my collections. Like taking a Sun... [more]
Renowned artist, Pablo Picasso, once said, "The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls". Sadl... [more]
To coincide with the 100th Anniversary since the ending of World War 1 local artist, Beverley Teske, has created a visua... [more]
19/10/2018 - 30/11/2018
Sunday 11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (191418). On t... [more]
I was always going to be conflicted about the movie In Like Flynn. Why? Because I am an Errol Flynn fan from way back, e... [more]
Mates Theatre Genesis (MTG ) is a non-profit, community theatre group which has been based in the Redlands for over twen... [more]
12/10/2018 - 27/10/2018
Going by the Literary Lunches and Dinners presented by The Grand View Hotel over the past few years, the management team... [more]
15/10/2018 - 22/10/2018
Read any good books lately? As always, I am in need of fresh reading material. It's just as well then that the Capala... [more]
26/10/2018 - 28/10/2018
Redland City Bands, in conjunction with the Redland City Council, are having a one-off evening of music and fun to raise... [more]
20/10/2018 - 19/10/2018
The Kentish Hotel, at 60 High Street, Oatlands, was first licensed in 1834 and my first impression was that it is in nee... [more]
Hobart, capital of Australia's island state of Tasmania, is the perfect destination for a long weekend getaway. Edging t... [more]
Giant Drought Relief Community Garage Sale organised by Capalaba Lions Club and five Redlands Rotary Clubs to provide fi... [more]
29/09/2018 - 30/09/2018
Only 5 hours drive from Brisbane, Tenterfield in northern New South Wales is located in a valley within the Great Dividi... [more]
Hands up if you are a fan of movies on the big screen, yet have little or no interest in Transformers, Marvel Comic char... [more]
17/09/2018 - 17/12/2018
Brisbane residents, whether they hail from the North, South or to the West of the Brisbane CBD, are familiar with the ic... [more]
Looking for something a bit different to finish the working week? Brisbane based visual artist, Rachel Gardner, presents... [more]
The Donald Simpson Community Centre opened over thirty years ago as a facility for the mature aged community members of ... [more]
25/08/2018 - 26/08/2018
A confession. You know how some people like to edge their gardens with flower beds full of colourful roses and other... [more]
The Donald Simpson Community Centre is an important facility for the mature aged community members of the Redlands Coast... [more]
18/08/2018 - 26/08/2018
Can you see my eyes glazing over? My lips quivering? Yes, there is another preloved book sale scheduled in my local area... [more]
Seniors Week, an annual event celebrated nationwide, starts on August 18th running right through till August 26th. Desig... [more]
I've been a resident of Brisbane's Redlands for over twenty-five years. Nestled along the coastline of southern Moreton ... [more]
A few weeks ago, I admitted that I spent a Sunday afternoon at the local bowling club and it was actually by choice. See... [more]
You don't have to be a Brisbane Broncos fan to be familiar with the name Sam Thaiday. After all, through the sheer stren... [more]
Forget mowing the lawn and washing the dog on Sunday, 15th July. This is a day to celebrate grunt, pistons, and gleaming... [more]
The Bald Archy Prize was created in 1994 as a spoof of that more serious Art Competition, The Archibald Prize. The Bald ... [more]
03/07/2018 - 29/07/2018
Michael Robotham was born in Australia in November 1960 and became a cadet journalist on an afternoon newspaper in Sydne... [more]
The Grand View Hotel in Cleveland is hosting another Literary Luncheon on Tuesday, the 31st of July, 2018. Back i... [more]
It can be exhilarating to try a new cafe, can't it? And sometimes liberating too, as it is so easy to fall into routine ... [more]
When my youngest daughter flew the coop to set up her own home, I did the very best thing a mother could do: I took her... [more]
After a week sitting in an office or mopping floors at home, I'm all for escaping the trappings of suburbia and heading ... [more]
Mates Theatre Genesis, a community theatre group based in Brisbane's Redlands for over twenty years, will present perfor... [more]
13/07/2018 - 28/07/2018
Brisbanites from all quarters are quite familiar with Cleveland's iconic Grand View Hotel. Built in 1851, it is the olde... [more]
The Redland Museum is the home of local antiques, old farm machinery and military memorabilia that tells the stories of ... [more]
Marcia's On Montague, one of Brisbane's iconic shopping destinations for home and giftware, has evolved with the times. ... [more]
Happy Tails Animal Rescue Inc. is a not-for-profit, no-kill animal rescue charity based in South-East QLD. The organisat... [more]
I love escaping the city on weekends and investigating all that country towns have to offer. Don't you? You can usually ... [more]
07/09/2018 - 09/09/2018
In the Redlands, in Queensland's South East Corner, we are blessed to live by both the beautiful waters of Moreton Bay, ... [more]
Tania's Arthouse in Bloomfield Street, Cleveland, just gets bigger and brighter. Not only does this den of arty and craf... [more]
What goes 'Oh! Oh! Oh?'Santa walking backwards.Bit soon for Christmas jokes, do you think?Not if, like me, you are atten... [more]
Looking for an inexpensive, family-friendly day out? Well, diarise Sunday, the 27th of May, for the annual Logan Eco Act... [more]
Do you like to be surprised? I've been living in the same area for over twenty years and I am still surprised when I stu... [more]
People who know me well, are aware that I do not like spending money on idle shopping. Blame the Depression parents. It ... [more]
I'm a mother. I've been a mother for a long time. Mother's Day to me has never been about flash restaurants and lots of ... [more]
It has been said that "Singing in a choir is cheaper than therapy, healthier than drinking, and more fun than working ou... [more]
A holiday just isn't a holiday without a new book to read. Do you agree? It doesn't matter how far the distance travelle... [more]
On a recent visit to Canberra from far across the border, I was entertained one afternoon dining on Yum Cha on the basis... [more]
22/04/2018 - 08/05/2018
Would there be anyone in Australia unfamiliar with the photographic work of Steve Parish? I don't think so. Parish's... [more]
Did you know that 2,139 Australian women served as nurses in WWI and 25 died on duty? They were known as "the girls in g... [more]
Herbs are much more than miniature plants that are utilised to enhance the flavour of our meals. Yes, I agree, the lamb ... [more]
Do you have a wedding or other family celebration that requires flowers in bulk? Do you have a friend who needs cheering... [more]
Do you too have a soft spot for William Wallace, Hamish Macbeth, and Billy Connelly? Then this just might appeal to y... [more]
I've checked the Lunar Calendar and there is no full moon on the weekend of April 7th and 8th. That information cert... [more]
07/04/2018 - 08/04/2018
Have you heard the proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child?" On Saturday, 24th of March, the Cleveland District... [more]
Bouncers was written by British dramatist, John Godber in 198, and is a social commentary of four dour looking bouncers ... [more]
10/03/2018 - 31/03/2018
Do you have an empty spot in your diary on Sunday, 4th of March? Why not enjoy the Latin strains of the Nuages Ensemb... [more]
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