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My WeekendNotes - 390
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
Sunny Coasters, are we in for a treat! Our favourite summer tradition is back and it's bigger and better than ever... [more]
Do you have plans for Australia Day? Not yet? If the Three Dinkum Australia Day Celebrations in Moreton Bay Region... [more]
...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 just love it when we have so many 'happenings' on the Sunshine Coast to get fired up about, and especially when it... [more]
Christmas is but a distant memory, Christmas decorations have been packed away for another year, Santa is back in th... [more]
I'm not sure if you have realised, but The Wharf in Mooloolaba has been undergoing some major revitalisation and bee... [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
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]
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
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 '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
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
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
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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]
Get your Christmas diaries ready, Mums and Dads and Grandparents too, as here's a list of Christmas carolling locat... [more]
You've heard the expression 'one man's trash is another man's treasure' and never a truer word has been spoken when ... [more]
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]
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]
First things first. I realise that the word 'color' is not the usual way that we spell it in Australia, but then t... [more]
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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Beach holidays are usually at the top of a vacation list, but with autumn in the air, have you ever considered get... [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]
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 am sure that I am not in the minority amongst the fairer sex, when I say that my self-confidence is determined by... [more]
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]
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]
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]
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]
We all love shopping! Add to that the ambience of Christmas and an exhibition gallery, and we have a surefire winner... [more]
Sunshine Coast Gut Clinic - a dietetics practice in Caloundra, with experienced practitioners, specialising in diges... [more]
A celebration of oysters, seafood and wine is all happening at The Oyster Festival at Sandstone Point Hotel on Satur... [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]
How exciting is this! This coming Sunday, 22 October, the inaugural Caloundra Mountain Bike Expo is being held at ... [more]
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]
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
School holidays are just around the corner and I just know that Mums and Dads out there are trying to come up with s... [more]
18/09/2017 - 29/09/2017
MooFest is a Community Music Festival and is celebrating its third successive year in September this year. MooFest ... [more]
Wow, can you believe that Chevallum StrawbFest is into its thirty-first year and it is all thanks to the amazing gen... [more]
New name, new outdoor venue - the Sunshine Coast Collective Markets is back on again! You might remember them as t... [more]
Calling all lovers of amber fluid! Whether you're a fan of longnecks, middys, schooners, stubbies or tallies, this... [more]
Sunshine Coast, are we in for a treat! Get ready to celebrate ten art-fuelled days with more than two hundred event... [more]
25/08/2017 - 03/09/2017
Cheese Therapy are sure getting around with all their superb cheese-tasting events! Just in case you missed their d... [more]
Oh me gosh, how exciting is this! The annual Caloundra Music Festival is back! Get ready to immerse yourself in fo... [more]
29/09/2017 - 02/10/2017
I can't believe a year has passed since I previewed Redcliffe Festival 2016. With Mother Nature displaying the firs... [more]
26/08/2017 - 10/09/2017
What is August usually synonymous with - the Ekka and cold southerly winds (but, at least we know summer is just ar... [more]
What is small, red, juicy and totally delicious to eat? Strawberries, of course! We all love strawberries and what ... [more]
Buderim might be regarded as the 'sleepy' little village on top of the mountain, but never judge a book by its cover... [more]
It was a dark and gloomy night, just the sort of night we should be at home and tucked up tight! But, we're not. We... [more]
13/07/2017 - 22/07/2017
Oh, Sunny Coasters, you are in for a treat! Cheese Therapy have done it again. This time round it's all about craf... [more]
Looking for a fun, adventurous, challenging sport that the whole family can enjoy? Then, I've found the perfect one... [more]
I've now got it in my head that it's the off-the-beaten track venues that we need to locate for that perfect coffee ... [more]
I've always fancied myself to be a bit of a cowgirl, with hidden desires to ride a bucking bull. Alas, my age might... [more]
School holidays are just around the corner and here's another 'little' gem I've found that will surely burn off all ... [more]
Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, welcome to the greatest show on earth - the FREE Comedy Circus Stunt Sho... [more]
03/07/2017 - 07/07/2017
First a bit of background on Maleny Dairies. Maleny Dairies is a family owned premium milk company in Maleny on the... [more]
Woohoo, school holidays are just around the corner and I just know that Mums, Dads and Grandparents everywhere are g... [more]
24/06/2017 - 09/07/2017
Don't you just love it, when you discover hidden little treasures in quiet suburban streets, away from the busy-ness... [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 have relaunched their Tiny Tots Tuesdays especially for the little people in our... [more]
Time sure does fly when you're having fun! It's that time of the year again - what time I hear you ask? Time for t... [more]
07/07/2017 - 09/07/2017
I've been Sherlock-Holme's-ing for quite a while now and have found that the Sunshine Coast has numerous sensational Mar... [more]
I constantly read requests from Sunshine Coast locals looking for ideas for children's birthday parties, whether it be f... [more]
I can't believe it's nearly a year ago that I introduced Cheese Therapy to Weekend Notes readers. Cheese Therapy i... [more]
I'm not sure if you remember, but the Mooloolaba Collective Markets is also on the 28 May 2017 and usually hold thei... [more]
A morning dedicated to everything that us girls love to participate in - shopping! There are a few Her Wardrobe Fa... [more]
03/09/2017 - 22/10/2017
Oh my gosh, Sunny Coasters, we're in for a real treat! SEA 91.9 and Sunshine Coast Daily are bringing the Festival ... [more]
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