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Spotlight
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
'Climb the highest mountain and swim the deepest sea' or however that song goes, I've always loved it - though I sus... [more]
I have very quickly learnt living on the Sunshine Coast that the local Sunny Coasters are extremely generous with th... [more]
24/06/2018
I know that I have written about The Ginger Factory in Yandina umpteen times, but I firmly believe that every visit ... [more]
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
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
The Sunshine Coast Public Art Collection is constantly growing. Whether it is 'Sculptural Works'; 'Street Art'; ... [more]
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
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]
24/06/2018
Anywhere Theatre Festival is no ordinary festival, it's totally unlike any other festival in the world. The Anywher... [more]
20/05/2018
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]
07/07/2018
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]
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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]
24/06/2018
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]
How exciting is this! Aussie World have 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]
A magical breakaway - relax and re-charge! Three wondrous days sans any form of technology - no phones, no internet a... [more]
 
🗒 Sunday to-do list Beach; breakfast; music; massage and relax! Not necessarily in that order, but y... [more]
17/06/2018
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]
19/05/2018
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]
The Festive Season is about to go off with a 'bang'! The Sunshine Coast's heavens are going to explode with firewor... [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
The 'Burstow's Christmas Wonderland' was first initiated as far back as 2003, with the Burstow family hoping to crea... [more]
02/12/2017 - 24/12/2017
Eumundi Markets are usually only open twice a week throughout the year - every Wednesday and Saturday, but with the ... [more]
08/12/2017 - 22/12/2017
🎄 Lighting Up Cooroy Friday 1 December 2017 6.45pm to 9.30pm Legend has it that the Cooroy Christmas ... [more]
01/12/2017 - 02/12/2017
How magical - the festive community event, Lights on the Lake will take place, once again this year, on the shores o... [more]
10/12/2017
Oh my gosh, I just love, love, love this time of year when the magic of Christmas is sprinkled all around us like fa... [more]
08/12/2017 - 26/01/2018
I can't believe that it's been a whole year since I wrote about Santa Paws at SCARS. SCARS is the acronym for Sunsh... [more]
19/11/2017
The festivities of Christmas and New Year will be behind us and all we can visualise in our mind's eye, is the whole... [more]
02/01/2018 - 18/01/2018
We all love shopping! Add to that the ambience of Christmas and an exhibition gallery, and we have a surefire winner... [more]
17/11/2017
Sunshine Coast Gut Clinic - a dietetics practice in Caloundra, with experienced practitioners, specialising in diges... [more]
11/11/2017
Deck the halls with boughs of holly,Fa la la la la, la la la la,Tis the season to be jolly,Fa la la la la, la la la la ... [more]
A celebration of oysters, seafood and wine is all happening at The Oyster Festival at Sandstone Point Hotel on Satur... [more]
02/12/2017
Get your Christmas diaries ready, Mums and Dads and Grandparents too, as here's a list of Christmas carolling locat... [more]
Oh gosh, Sunny Coasters are we in for a treat! Well, actually not one, but three, event treats! Cheese Therapy,... [more]
08/11/2017 - 29/11/2017
Do you know the origins of Halloween? I have to admit I didn't, so I had to resort to some sleuthing. Halloween or... [more]
First a bit of history! In 1996 the 816 Squadron took part in training exercises in Moreton Bay, during which time ... [more]
28/10/2017
How exciting is this! This coming Sunday, 22 October, the inaugural Caloundra Mountain Bike Expo is being held at ... [more]
22/10/2017
The Brisbane-based Underground Opera Company (UOC) has been travelling to the Sunshine Castle for the past seven yea... [more]
27/10/2017 - 29/10/2017
How exciting in this! The FREE inaugural Sunshine Coast Open House is a celebration of iconic architecture and desi... [more]
14/10/2017 - 21/10/2017
Cheese Therapy are definitely on a 'round'….ummm, roll - and for the very first time ever, are very proud to host Wh... [more]
05/10/2017
School holidays are upon us and we need to find activities to keep our favourite members in the family occupied and ... [more]
Girls and boys come out to play! School holidays are about to begin and here's another great opportunity to keep th... [more]
18/09/2017 - 29/09/2017
Spring has sprung and with school holidays about to begin, Caloundra Markets have, not one, but three Twilight Marke... [more]
15/09/2017 - 29/09/2017
Shiver me timbers! The Ginger Factory in Yandina has done it again - bringing to you a FREE school holiday show - C... [more]
18/09/2017 - 22/09/2017
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