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How ghoulishly ghostly! Two spooktacular Saturday nights of zombies, monsters, witches and ghosts are about to cove... [more]
20/10/2018 - 27/10/2018
Crikey, we have so many things happening on the Sunshine Coast for the September school holidays, I suspect mum and ... [more]
How exciting - winter can be mothballed for another year, spring has arrived and school holidays are a hop and a ski... [more]
The Sunshine Coast Council are incredible with making sure our children are kept well and truly entertained, with ve... [more]
25/09/2018 - 05/10/2018
Welcome to The Imperial Hotel in Eumundi, home to the Eumundi Brewery or Brewmundi as it is affectionately called. ... [more]
This is so exciting! I'm sure you have all heard the very recent news regarding Brisbane Open House tours that are ... [more]
13/10/2018
Spring has arrived, September school holidays are just around the corner and what do most Australian families love t... [more]
21/09/2018 - 07/10/2018
Sometimes I wake up in the morning and think 'well, I would love to get out and about, but am not really in the mood... [more]
Now in its eighth year, Sculpture on the Edge is bigger and better than ever before. The ultra-modern Sculpture on ... [more]
10/09/2018 - 30/09/2018
For those of you, like me, who feel like we might have missed out on our Twilight Market shopping fix during the Jun... [more]
28/09/2018 - 12/10/2018
I love this idea! MOSAIC Multicultural Festival is a day dedicated to celebrating nations from around the world wit... [more]
07/10/2018
Father's Day was upon us and my 'other' half was definitely in the mood for seafood. Rather than do the usual, and ... [more]
Spring has sprung and, in my opinion, the best way to celebrate the first day of Spring, was to take a walk on the w... [more]
Oooh, how exciting! Imagine having all the fun of Aussie World, but at night! That's right, guys, Aussie World's R... [more]
22/09/2018
The Zebra Crossing - where Africa meets Australia - never ceases to astound me with their very innovative occasions ... [more]
09/09/2018 - 21/10/2018
We all wait with great anticipation for the September school holidays. Spring is in the air, the days are getting w... [more]
24/09/2018 - 28/09/2018
I've always loved the ocean - the sound of the waves crashing on the beach, the mesmerising flow and ebb of the wa... [more]
24/09/2018
This was a tough choice! Did we walk Emu Mountain? Hike it, or climb it? Oh heck, I've decided - we walked it! Wh... [more]
As my readers well know, I'm really not into the 'climbing the eight summits in a day challenge', or dedicating six ... [more]
Between Buderim and Sippy Downs, in the Sunshine Coast University precinct, local Sunny Coasters are noticing a lot ... [more]
I cannot begin to tell you my excitement at discovering Pioneer Park in Landsborough. Okay, I've 'known' about it, ... [more]
The Sunshine Coast Collective Markets in Coolum is definitely one of my all-time favourite markets on the Sunshine C... [more]
23/09/2018
A treasure hunt of a different kind - an educational, imaginative kind! Oh my gosh, my adventurous other and I su... [more]
I'll take the high road and you can take the low road - but no matter which road you choose to take, make sure it ta... [more]
Queensland Recreation Centres are running heart-pumping adventure activities during the school holidays for children... [more]
24/09/2018 - 05/10/2018
Crikey, we have so much happening on the Sunshine Coast during the winter school holidays, one barely knows where to... [more]
30/06/2018 - 23/07/2018
'Climb the highest mountain and swim the deepest sea' or however that song goes, I've always loved it - though I sus... [more]
I know that I have written about The Ginger Factory in Yandina umpteen times, but I firmly believe that every visit ... [more]
The Sunshine Coast Public Art Collection is constantly growing. Whether it is 'Sculptural Works'; 'Street Art'; ... [more]
Energetic, joyful, full of life's promise and true advocates for their Christian faith, perfectly sums up our experi... [more]
03/06/2018 - 30/06/2018
There is nothing quite like nibbling at a freshly-picked strawberry, savouring the farm-fresh flavour and allowing t... [more]
My grandson is totally besotted with trains and of course, being his doting grandparents, hubby and I will do everyt... [more]
23/09/2018
Sunny Coasters, please don't falafel your chair, but I've discovered another magical cafe, Two Point Oh - ideal for ... [more]
The Hundred Acre Bar at St Lucia Golf Links in St Lucia, an inner-city suburb of Brisbane, has to be one of my all-t... [more]
Oh my gosh, I do love getting out and about, adventuring over a weekend - there is always something special to do an... [more]
Perched on the highest point in Buderim, commanding statuesque views of the surrounding mountains and ocean, is Rue ... [more]
I'm not too sure about other people, but for me, I love the idea of celebrating my Mum every day! This year we will... [more]
Gosh, I just love our 'adventuring' in and around the Sunshine Coast. One of my absolute favourite Hinterland towns... [more]
The East Coast Originals run monthly music festivals in Queensland - held in three different locations on either a S... [more]
06/10/2018
This little-hidden treasure located in the treetops in Montville, on the shores of Lake Baroon, was my choice for a ... [more]
My curiosity has now been piqued and I'm on a mission! A mission to locate as many art trails as I can, in and arou... [more]
Casual-fine dining is the description See Restaurant give themselves. It might sound a tad ambiguous, but I found w... [more]
Oh my gosh, can you believe that Easter is just around the corner - it's definitely come early this year!! Well, ju... [more]
30/03/2018 - 13/04/2018
I now know that many WEN writers have covered the Chinese Garden of Friendship in Sydney, but you can imagine my sur... [more]
Oh my gosh, we sure have been having some warm weather in Queensland…. not that we're complaining as we know that Au... [more]
Yes, I do realise that there is a Pomona in California in the USA, but the Pomona we visited, is a picture-perfect l... [more]
Are you a bit of a city slicker? Love to say you've been walkabout, but don't really want to venture too far from th... [more]
Can you imagine my excitement when I discovered that Caloundra has its very own Downtown Street Art Trail! Absolutel... [more]
I bet you didn't know that there was such an acronym. FOBO - the fear of being offline! Perhaps, if you're of my ge... [more]
After Christmas and New Year celebrations, the next BIG occasions on most calendars are birthdays. Personally, I al... [more]
Since YogaFest's inception in 2007, more than twenty major Yoga events have been facilitated all over Australia. Ev... [more]
24/03/2018 - 25/03/2018
...gardens offer us something beyond the material world…they provide a spiritual component allowing us to part... [more]
If you're out and about in Caloundra visiting the special Twilight Markets on a Friday evening or the iconic weekly ... [more]
I'm not sure if you have realised, but The Wharf in Mooloolaba has been undergoing some major revitalisation and bee... [more]
Hubby and I have been so busy this year, that we totally haven't had time to do some of my favourite ad-hoc adventur... [more]
The Festive Season is about to go off with a 'bang'! The Sunshine Coast's heavens are going to explode with firewor... [more]
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You've heard the expression 'one man's trash is another man's treasure' and never a truer word has been spoken when ... [more]
11/08/2018
Admiration, awe, respect and praise come to mind when I think of Dail and Mark, the owners/creators of Parrots in Pa... [more]
As most of my readers would have realised by now, I'm not one of those 'over-the-top' health fanatics that live sole... [more]
Elegance, finesse, refinement, poise all come to mind when deciding on an aptly descriptive word for Aimée Provence ... [more]
This is an activity that has long been on my 'to do' list, and even though I would love to glide through the water, ... [more]
Hakuna Matata!What a wonderful phraseHakuna Matata!Ain't no passing craze** Hakuna Matata is absolutely one of my all... [more]
14/10/2017
Well, I was the lucky writer to have the absolute privilege of spending a whole day, touring the Sunshine Coast Hint... [more]
Hatfield Forest is the best surviving example in Britain of an almost complete Royal Hunting Forest. It has seen ma... [more]
New name, new outdoor venue - the Sunshine Coast Collective Markets is back on again! You might remember them as t... [more]
23/09/2018
Spring is in the air, school holidays are just around the corner and what better reason than warm weather to get out... [more]
Dürnstein, otherwise known as the pearl of the Wachau Valley, is a quaint little town on the banks of the Danube riv... [more]
Vienna is the capital of Austria, located on the banks of the Danube. Austria's climate is generally moderate and m... [more]
Céad Míle Fáilte - 'A Hundred Thousand Welcomes' says it all for a country steeped in history and many locals still ... [more]
What better way to see a city, at your own pace, than with the Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour. With a morning free in Bud... [more]
My first time in Budapest (pronounced Budda-pesh)! The first things I notice is the incredible friendliness of the p... [more]
I must admit that winter is definitely not my favourite season, no matter how mild the winter is, I am always cold!... [more]
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AND a coffee - Images: Pixabay CCO Public Domain" wrap="0" title="Play dates and coffee, Tiny Tots Tuesdays Aussie Worl... [more]
I'm not sure how many of you have had the privilege of visiting the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary in Bli Bli - we've a... [more]
Depending on which way you look at it, the good news is that winter is definitely on its way! Us Sunny - note the a... [more]
How exciting is this! Aussie World has relaunched their Tiny Tots Tuesdays especially for the little people in our ... [more]
I constantly read requests from Sunshine Coast locals looking for ideas for children's birthday parties, whether it be f... [more]
A morning dedicated to everything that us girls love to participate in - shopping! The Sunshine Coast Fashion Marke... [more]
02/06/2018
We visited Sydney on the weekend - the main reason was to see my son and his partner - but secondly to enjoy the div... [more]
I've been searching forever and a day for somewhere on the Sunshine Coast to take our grandson so that he can intera... [more]
Have you ever been to Eudlo? Nope, me neither, so a visit was long overdue. Eudlo (pronounced you-d-lo) is a teeny... [more]
Beach holidays are usually at the top of a vacation list, but with autumn in the air, have you ever considered get... [more]
What a stunning little place of paradise! Butterfly Hill is a privately-owned butterfly sanctuary on Petrie Creek R... [more]
The Sunshine Coast is aptly named and with its temperate climate makes it a relaxing holiday destination, all year r... [more]
The most exciting, thrilling day of your life is being planned - your wedding day! Perhaps it's just around the corn... [more]
Smack bang in the centre of the Mother City, is Cape Town's most original, accessible to everything, fun place to s... [more]
Hout Bay originally named Houtbaai (Wood Bay) by Dutch Settlers due to the surrounding wooded valley, has changed fr... [more]
Having heard rave reviews from family and friends re Die Strandloper, translated means The Beachwalker, this sounde... [more]
You cannot visit Africa without experiencing an encounter with the Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo, Mountain Leop... [more]
One cannot visit Cape Town in South Africa without visiting a wine farm. Just twenty minutes from central Cape Town... [more]
If, like us, you're on a tight time-schedule and don't have time to go to the Kruger National Park, then the Rhino a... [more]
One of the things we really hanker for in Australia is authentic Portuguese cuisine. Yes, I know we have Nandos but ... [more]
The next stop on our road trip was the Farmhouse Lodge in Newcastle, a city in the province of KwaZulu Natal. This t... [more]
Guess what? We're travelling through South Africa and I'm hoping you will follow us on our journey as I try to enti... [more]
With the jelly fish (including the Irukandji) rapidly approaching the Sunshine Coast — according to the authorities,... [more]
Peace and tranquillity…the only sound…your paddle slicing through the calm water as your kayak glides quietly along ... [more]
I wish you a Merry ChristmasI wish you a Merry ChristmasI wish you a Merry ChristmasAnd a happy New Year(Bing Crosby) ... [more]
Summer is here, warm and balmy days, a perfect time to get out into the great outdoors and enjoy the sun-kissed ... [more]
We all love to stock up on fresh, local products, speciality fare, original creations or old treasures and with Christma... [more]
I hesitate to say that these are the 'top' nine walking trails and tracks on the Sunshine Coast as there really are so m... [more]
Looking for tranquillity and inner peace to put a 'spring' back in your step? With Spring in the air and the ocean st... [more]
As the first hues of Spring start spreading their tendrils to overshadow the cold, gloomy days of winter, we realise tha... [more]
A magical breakaway - relax and re-charge! Three wondrous days sans any form of technology - no phones, no internet a... [more]
My husband and I went on a Super Bee Tour at the Ginger Factory in Yandina and to say that we were blown away by what we... [more]
 
This is such a sad time for the Chevallum community and the whole of the Sunshine Coast - the Twist Brothers', who ... [more]
07/09/2018
Go wild on Father's Day! A special day, jam-packed with action and adventure, and it's all happening at Australia ... [more]
02/09/2018
'If you go down to the woods today You're sure of a big surprise If you go down to the woods today You'd better g... [more]
12/09/2018
Oh my gosh, some of my fondest memories are from billycart riding when I was a 'children' (though we called them go-... [more]
09/09/2018
Readers might well remember that 2017 was the year that the Sunshine Coast commemorated its 50th year anniversary an... [more]
25/08/2018 - 26/08/2018
You know I have been so busy chasing wine farms on the Sunshine Coast, I didn't realise that we had more than one to... [more]
26/08/2018
A food and wine festival is heading to Moreton Bay, perfectly timed for Spring - you might have seen my article on t... [more]
08/09/2018 - 09/09/2018
How exciting! A food and wine festival is heading to Moreton Bay, perfectly timed for Spring. An absolute food lov... [more]
08/09/2018 - 09/09/2018
Eudlo is a historic little timber town in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast with a very small population - at the... [more]
01/09/2018
Spring has sprung and to celebrate nature's bloom out in the wild, FREE guided walks and activities with local exper... [more]
19/08/2018 - 02/09/2018
Spring has sprung and to celebrate nature's blooms out in the wild, FREE guided walks and activities with local expe... [more]
19/08/2018 - 02/09/2018
Redcliffe KiteFest is undoubtedly the most popular event on the Redcliffe Peninsula, featuring a whole weekend of no... [more]
25/08/2018 - 26/08/2018
The fourth annual Strawberry Festival is all about celebrating the berry-liciousness of Mother Nature's sweet little... [more]
18/08/2018
For Brisbane city residents the official 2018 EKKA public holiday is on Wednesday 15 August. Many areas in regional ... [more]
13/08/2018
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, dear Bindi! Bindi Irwin's birthday is on Tuesday 24 July. For othe... [more]
24/07/2018
It's not often that we as Sunshine Coasters get the opportunity to dress up in our glad rags and elegant finery, to ... [more]
04/08/2018
How about a weekend in France? Your French dreams are about to come true and you won't even need a passport! Gra... [more]
27/07/2018 - 29/07/2018
Oh my gosh, time sure does fly when you're having fun and 2018 is proving to be no exception with the legendary Bude... [more]
04/08/2018
You might remember a short while ago hubby and I spent a delightful Sunday out and about in Pomona, a dinky little h... [more]
21/07/2018 - 22/07/2018
Proudly hosted by the Sunshine Coast Council, children are invited to 'shine-a-light' on the creatures of the night ... [more]
02/07/2018 - 13/07/2018
Oh how exciting! Who wouldn't love to tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice, one of literature's most beloved heroi... [more]
07/07/2018 - 15/07/2018
Whether you are into small, cute and fluffy or smooth, scaly and feathery, The Ginger Factory has you covered with t... [more]
02/07/2018 - 13/07/2018
I have very quickly learnt living on the Sunshine Coast that the local Sunny Coasters are extremely generous with th... [more]
24/06/2018
Oh, these winter school holidays are definitely on track for some full-steam ahead fun! For two whole weeks, you ca... [more]
30/06/2018 - 15/07/2018
🗒 Sunday to-do list Beach; breakfast; music; massage and relax! Not necessarily in that order, but y... [more]
17/06/2018
When my children were young, I always found the mid-year or winter school holiday break a bit of a challenge. Who r... [more]
30/06/2018 - 15/07/2018
Oh my gosh, there are certain creatures to be found in ones' backyard, if one is fortunate enough to live in Queensl... [more]
05/06/2018 - 30/06/2018
Anywhere Theatre Festival is no ordinary festival, it's totally unlike any other festival in the world. The Anywher... [more]
20/05/2018
Oh my gosh, I just know this is going to be a four-paw hit on the Sunshine Coast! The Sunshine Coast Pet Market has... [more]
09/06/2018
A sea of dark grey, dark bluish grey, red, yellow and blue as far as the eye can see - it's the Sunshine Coast LEGO ... [more]
25/08/2018
Oh my gosh, what a brilliant line-up of fun and excitement, and it's all happening over the weekend of 26 and 27 May... [more]
26/05/2018 - 27/05/2018
The Naked Magicians is promising to be an awesomely side-splitting show! This Aussie hit has been seen in more tha... [more]
09/06/2018
Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is Cancer Council's most popular fundraising event and the biggest, most successful ... [more]
24/05/2018
The action-packed three day 2018 Sunshine Coast Latin Dance Festival is presenting the biggest immersion weekend of ... [more]
11/05/2018 - 13/05/2018
This year marks the 4th year since Time Warp's inauguration which, back in 2015 was held as a private event to celeb... [more]
06/05/2018
What is the difference between a vegan and a vegetarian? This is a legitimate question from a writer who is semi-ca... [more]
21/04/2018
Oompa loompa doompety doo*, are we in for an exciting fantasy excursion! A journey into a world of pure imaginatio... [more]
09/04/2018 - 13/04/2018
Oh, how I wish I was a 'children'! There are so many inspirational outdoor activities available for children nowada... [more]
03/04/2018 - 12/04/2018
Bookmark Sunday 25 March for a late afternoon, early evening totally unique event, the Festival of Champions Welcome... [more]
25/03/2018
Oh my golly, are we in for a treat on Good Friday at Sutton's Beach in Redcliffe, with not just one but three exciti... [more]
30/03/2018
I'm so egg-cited, my favourite twilight markets have been scheduled - you know the ones…the ones that only happen at... [more]
30/03/2018 - 13/04/2018
May the leprechauns be near you,To spread luck along your way.And may all the Irish angels,Smile upon you St. Patric... [more]
17/03/2018
Wild Things, the theme for the 2018 Australian Body Art Festival, conjures up all sorts of images, from wild animals... [more]
07/04/2018 - 08/04/2018
Remember that biology class that we used to take many moons ago - the ones where we were taught all the important 's... [more]
18/02/2018
Oh my gosh, how awesome will this be! A Paint and Sip Social - a night of painting - attempt your very own self-por... [more]
17/02/2018
Come and celebrate Australia Day with some of Australia's native animals at Australia Zoo - Australia Day cannot get... [more]
26/01/2018
I am sure that I am not in the minority amongst the fairer sex, when I say that my self-confidence is determined by... [more]
01/02/2018
Sunny Coasters, are we in for a treat! Our favourite summer tradition is back and it's bigger and better than ever... [more]
20/01/2018
Do you have plans for Australia Day? Not yet? If the Three Dinkum Australia Day Celebrations in Moreton Bay Region... [more]
26/01/2018
I just love it when we have so many 'happenings' on the Sunshine Coast to get fired up about, and especially when it... [more]
27/01/2018
Christmas is but a distant memory, Christmas decorations have been packed away for another year, Santa is back in th... [more]
Oh my gosh, this has to be one of the best three day weekends on the Sunshine Coast - the weekend that the iconic Gi... [more]
19/01/2018 - 21/01/2018
Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist, presently exhibiting at GOMA - Gallery of Modern Art - in Brisbane. Yayoi Kusama... [more]
04/11/2017 - 11/02/2018
When I was growing up our family adhered to quite a strict Christian code, with my Mother being the main initiator o... [more]
The countdown to the new year is seriously underway. New Year is a magical time of the year where we can bid farewe... [more]
31/12/2017
This is when I really wish I was a 'children' - our children today have so many exciting activities and fun workshop... [more]
12/12/2017 - 19/01/2018
As most Sunshine Coasters realise, not ALL of our local markets are ongoing - we have the once a month markets, like... [more]
This has to qualify as the best time of the year - we have extra long school holidays; Christmas festivities; lig... [more]
16/12/2017
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