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My WeekendNotes - 633
Listening to some live music performed by a talented young gentleman at a local club on the weekend I was reminded of a ... [more]
If you and the family are up for a day trip out of the city and suburbia, then load the car with hats and water bottles ... [more]
Have you found yourself socially isolated these past few years? Need a new habit and meet new people? The Donald Simpson... [more]
Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory is roughly 180 south east of Darwin, the capital city. It covers an area ... [more]
Looking at the Christmas light displays sprinkled around the neighbourhood never gets old this time of year, does it? In... [more]
04/12/2021 - 24/12/2021
The Mater Private Hospital Redland Auxiliary is holding its annual Christmas Market on Sunday 12th December 2021 from 9a... [more]
It's hard to believe that after thirty years living within Brisbane's Redland City Council region, I'm still discovering... [more]
Author Robin Moore once said "Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller, waiting to be released." Everyone has a s... [more]
15/11/2021 - 13/02/2022
Do you remember the Skyhooks song, "All My Friends Are Getting Married?" Well, all my friends are having babies. So w... [more]
Once the Melbourne Cup has been run, it's a quick slide into Christmas. Do you know what that means other than shopping,... [more]
09/11/2021 - 04/12/2021
The Opening Night of Queensland Musical Theatre's production of Mamma Mia was a full house with just as much dancing and... [more]
05/11/2021 - 14/11/2021
In a building set at the back of the Redlands Church of Christ in Alexandra Hills is an area surrounded by bushland ther... [more]
02/11/2021 - 06/11/2021
These warmer and longer days mean one thing in South East Queensland - markets. For a market with a difference, may I... [more]
Just in time for the long hot days of summer, Alexandra Hills Hotel has been transformed into the ultimate family-friend... [more]
Even in our busiest suburbs, a rich tapestry of history can be found - if you keep your eyes open. The bustling subur... [more]
The Laidley Pioneer Village, in the Lockyer Valley, was established in 1972 by founding members and the many volunteers ... [more]
Australians across the nation would have heard of the charitable organisation Rural Aid. Established in 2015, in the mid... [more]
15/10/2021 - 17/11/2021
"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the mos... [more]
15/10/2021 - 17/10/2021
My father had no sons. Although he had me mowing the lawn at the age of ten and mulching the garden beds at around the s... [more]
16/10/2021 - 17/10/2021
With Christmas closing in, as well as the warmer mornings, nothing beats a start to the weekend than coming across a new... [more]
Exercise Stone Pillow has its origins back in 2013 and has since become a major fundraising event for Wounded Heroes. ... [more]
09/10/2021 - 10/10/2021
The Capalaba Rotary Club's biannual BookFest, held at the Scout Den on the corner of Gordon and Bainbridge Streets, Ormi... [more]
29/10/2021 - 31/10/2021
With my first grandchild now mobile and always full of beans, I've been scouting the local area for playgrounds and park... [more]
According to the Cancer Council website, "Cancer Council is the only charity that works across every area of cancer, fro... [more]
Although there is no official documentation, correspondence suggests that the popular Cleveland Bowls Club was formed in... [more]
18/09/2021 - 19/09/2021
Pablo Picasso once said, "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." Lately, there seems to have been mor... [more]
One of my mother's old sayings to describe an attractive house frontage, with a back which was ugly and preferably out o... [more]
I appreciate that many of us have been following Marie Kondo's lifestyle instructions over the past 18 months. You know,... [more]
Have you heard of Ikebana but aren't really sure what it entails? Here is an opportunity to find out in a hands-on works... [more]
Did you know that there are around 30,000 species of orchids from all over the world, from every continent except Antarc... [more]
The Redland Museum is the home of local antiques, old farm machinery and military memorabilia that tells the stories of ... [more]
02/10/2021 - 09/10/2021
Do you remember the days before Covid-19, when you laboured over the selection of venues to visit with interstate or eve... [more]
Long before the existence of Raby Bay Harbour and the streets lined with unit developments built to capture pretty water... [more]
"Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams) is an epic story of love, loss and belonging." Set in 1852, the Marra... [more]
Another lockdown and you too may have reached that point where you simply can't look at another jigsaw puzzle and there ... [more]
Folks, it's time to let the hair down. Don't you agree? Women That Rock is a blockbuster night of music that showcase... [more]
This week I attended an outdoors author talk organised by the Redland City Council Library. You know, I had forgotten ju... [more]
Have you found yourself singing along to Queen's 1984 hit "I want to break free?" I'm blaming Brisbane's disappointing w... [more]
23/07/2021 - 31/08/2021
Did you know that joining toilet paper and pasta on the list of panic-buying items at the start of the pandemic, sales o... [more]
North Stradbroke Island, or Minjerribah to the traditional owners, lies within Moreton Bay, 30 kilometres southeast of B... [more]
17/07/2021 - 09/09/2021
Are you up for some family-friendly fun to push those winter blues far, far away? Do you too feel you have spent too muc... [more]
Did you know that last century from the 1920s to the 1970s, the Redlands district to the southeast of Brisbane City, was... [more]
The next Artisan and Handmade Craft Market will be held on Saturday, 24th of July, in the leafy surrounds of the Bush Oa... [more]
Chinchilla is most commonly known as the 'Melon Capital of Australia', and plays host to a Melon Festival every second y... [more]
Barcaldine is a sheep and cattle town 520 kms by road west of Rockhampton, and over 1000 kms from Brisbane, on route to ... [more]
Beanies have been traditionally worn in countries with a cool climate. History dates them back to the days of the Viking... [more]
19/06/2021 - 31/08/2021
For 1 day only, Capalaba Rotary will be holding a Pop Up Book Sale at their bookshed behind the Scout Hall on the corner... [more]
Millmerran is a small town on the Darling Downs, 210 km from Brisbane City or 80 km west of Toowoomba on the Gore Highwa... [more]
The Bush Oasis Community Sanctuary, with its popular Op Shop and Bean Grounded Coffee Cart, is introducing local artisan... [more]
With the plummeting temperatures, our minds tend to turn to hot chocolates and good coffee, don't they? Too cold for a p... [more]
10/06/2021 - 27/06/2021
In 2010, Itaru Sasaki, a garden designer from Ōtsuchi, Japan, learned that his cousin had terminal cancer with thre... [more]
Mates Theatre Genesis (MTG ) is a non-profit, community theatre group that has been based in the Redlands for over twent... [more]
26/06/2021 - 10/07/2021
We recently took time out to enjoy a five day road trip travelling through Southern Country Queensland following the Pai... [more]
Birdlife Southern Queensland, a branch of the conservation organisation Birdlife Australia, extends 400 kms down the eas... [more]
St George is a rural town in the Balonne Shire just over 500 kms west of Brisbane. It borders the pretty Balonne River w... [more]
Away from my home turf and in desperate need of a coffee. How did I manage? I located the airy and cheerful Capacill... [more]
Who knew that Brisbane during the 1940s saw a massive influx of American troops and that roughly 80,000 were stationed i... [more]
STAR Community Services is an award-winning, not-for-profit organisation providing NDIS, Aged Care and Community transpo... [more]
Shuggie Bain, the debut novel by Douglas Stuart, won the 2020 Booker Prize. The only time I had cause to smile over this... [more]
The 20th of May is a significant date in that it commemorates the start of the Battle for Crete 80 years ago. This was o... [more]
If you're a fan of Barbra Streisand's songs or perhaps have a thing for music from the movies, then this celebration of ... [more]
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