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Listening to some live music performed by a talented young gentleman at a local club on the weekend I was reminded of a ... [more]
 
Sometimes it can be difficult to find a good place to stop for a meal when you're travelling through unfamiliar territor... [more]
The One Day of the Year is an Australian play written in 1958 by Alan Seymour about Anzac Day. This was a compulsory ... [more]
24/04/2021
The New Year is the time to spoil yourself after the hectic pace of Christmas festivities. We can sleep in, read books, ... [more]
16/01/2021 - 17/01/2021
Comedian George Burns once said "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old". Are you looking for a ne... [more]
U3A Online is the virtual University of the Third Age, delivering online learning programs via the internet to seniors a... [more]
No one can argue that 2020 hasn't had its drawbacks, some bigger than others. Having recently retired, my activities, ot... [more]
Can you identify Frank from Hotel Transylvania or Patrick Star from Sponge Bob Square Pants? Or even May Gibbs' Little R... [more]
05/12/2020 - 24/12/2020
Have you found that at times it can be difficult to determine where the best place is to enjoy lunch when you've been bu... [more]
In Australia, our thoughts are beginning to turn to fun festivities with family and friends, such as languid lunches by ... [more]
16/11/2020 - 31/01/2021
I recently enjoyed a few nights in Stanthorpe, in the Southern Downs Region, and only 220 kms drive from Brisbane. The a... [more]
The Redland District of the Ageing (RDCOTA) is holding a Garage Sale on Saturday, 21st of November. Available for purcha... [more]
21/11/2020
There are pubs that are extremely popular on weekends and you go to battle to find a table for a meal, and then there ar... [more]
Beaudesert is 90 kms southwest of Brisbane making it an easy destination for day-trippers for those from Brisbane and th... [more]
COVID 19 has seen individuals, businesses and community organisations alike having to change their way of doing things i... [more]
The Redland Museum is once again hosting their annual Australia Day play with performances commencing from January 25th.... [more]
25/01/2021 - 07/02/2021
Never Too Late is a recently released Australian movie that features a seasoned cast of main characters with the average... [more]
The iconic Grand View Hotel in Cleveland, overlooking Moreton Bay across to North Stradbroke Island, requires no introdu... [more]
A friend's daughter relocated to a rural and remote part of Australia earlier in the year. Stilettos and satin sheets we... [more]
"Wounded Heroes is a national non-profit organisation that provides support to Australian servicemen and women and their... [more]
24/10/2020 - 25/10/2020
The Rotary Club Redland Sunrise continued to sell preloved books to raise funds for projects throughout the lockdown. Th... [more]
17/10/2020 - 18/10/2020
The Redlands Performing Arts Centre continues its annual Australian Film Series, albeit somewhat curtailed, with the sho... [more]
31/10/2020
"No books over $2". Is that not a headline to suck you in? The Capalaba Rotary Club is holding a Bookfest at t... [more]
23/10/2020 - 25/10/2020
The Book Grocer is an Australian, family-owned bookstore that opened its first retail outlet in Canberra in 2000. Since ... [more]
Is it a bit of a worry that I'm so excited that the Markets on the Lawn recommence in the grounds of the local church in... [more]
10/10/2020
If there has been one good thing that has come out of these times of social limitations, I would have to say that it is ... [more]
A little over an hours drive from both Brisbane and the Gold Coast, just outside of Ipswich, is Harrisville a delightful... [more]
Have you ever been gobsmacked when you've driven into an unfamiliar town and found its charm totally engaging? Harris... [more]
Stanthorpe, located in the Southern Downs region, has long been renowned for its wineries, orchards and pioneer history.... [more]
30/10/2020 - 01/11/2020
Queenslanders are being asked to support the COVID-19 effected economy by engaging in travel and tourist activities in l... [more]
This is a true story, a historical nonfiction novel created from a secret diary written by Gustav Kleinmann whilst in co... [more]
The Sunnybank Performing Arts and Cultural Centre, affectionately known as SunPAC, is back in business! Operating with a... [more]
16/09/2020
The days are getting longer and warmer and the kids are getting restless. Good news: I've discovered another great park ... [more]
Yes, hard to believe. School holidays are upon us once again. And yet again, the Redland Museum has an array of activiti... [more]
22/09/2020 - 01/10/2020
Many of us over the past months have gained interests in skills that were popular when our parents were young, or even w... [more]
03/10/2020
Over 40 years ago, a southern Italian couple opened a successful cafe in West End, serving their sauces and pasta made o... [more]
Children in the Redlands are spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor play areas. Whether it be an expansive area of p... [more]
The Capalaba Rotary Club is holding a Pop Up Book Sale in the grounds of the Cleveland Scout Den on Sunday, 23rd of Augu... [more]
23/08/2020
The Rotary Club of Redland Sunrise is holding a Book Pack Sale on Saturday, 22nd of August - a bit like a Bookfest but w... [more]
22/08/2020
Despite having lived within the perimeters of Redlands City Council for over twenty-five years, I continue to stumble up... [more]
The Queensland RSL (Returned Services League) will be commemorating Victory in the Pacific Day with installations up in ... [more]
10/08/2020 - 15/08/2020
Redland Museum will be presenting its first theatrical performance since the COVID-19 shutdown with the premiere of Wome... [more]
05/09/2020 - 13/09/2020
According to the Department for Environment and Water, there are six important tasks to complete in your garden over win... [more]
01/08/2020
These past months of ever-changing circumstances have been both challenging and rewarding. Yes, rewarding - you read tha... [more]
26/07/2020 - 20/09/2020
All this staying close-to-home and restricted travel business is giving me the heebie-jeebies. What about you? I recentl... [more]
The Rotary Club of Redland Sunrise is holding a Book Pack Sale on Saturday the 25th of July - a bit like a Bookfest but ... [more]
25/07/2020
Tarradarrapin Creek Wetlands is located in the suburban setting of Birkdale in the Redlands Coast precinct of Brisba... [more]
It does seem that slowly our lives are returning to some semblance of normal, doesn't it? After all, I've dined on chick... [more]
28/07/2020
I have to admit to being impressed by the way some small businesses have adapted to changing circumstances during the cu... [more]
Like many of us during these strange times, I have happily channelled celebrity cook Nigella Lawson in the kitchen. I've... [more]
Sometimes it's the little things that keep you sane. For instance, during self-isolation when the house had been declutt... [more]
03/07/2020 - 05/07/2020
With restrictions easing in Queensland, it is exciting for libraries, art galleries and museums to be slowly re-opening,... [more]
25/06/2020 - 31/07/2020
The cooler weather makes it the perfect time to don your walking shoes and a woollen scarf and take a self-guided walkin... [more]
On our Premier's advice, I'm still meandering around the Lockyer Valley in an effort to support small rural businesses. ... [more]
Where is a good place to stop for coffee and cake when you are on a road trip through the Lockyer Valley? Easy! The F... [more]
The Igloo Garden is back for winter at The Sands Hotel in Cleveland. Great fun last winter, The Sand's Igloo Garden had ... [more]
19/06/2020 - 30/08/2020
The 15th of August, 2020, is the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, also known as Victory in the Pacif... [more]
02/06/2020 - 15/08/2020
The Government's Directive to Isolate and Self Distance has had some huge positives; we've taken to baking with gusto, a... [more]
The Queensland Premier is encouraging residents to support local tourism and to boost small business by visiting our rur... [more]
Like many others during isolation, I have spent a lot of time in the kitchen whipping up comfort food, baking, and emula... [more]
Restrictions are easing, allowing my local library to re-open recently though on a strictly limited basis. I cannot tell... [more]
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