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I'm a writer, artist and keen photographer.

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My WeekendNotes - 392
The eponymous Miss Marx of the title is Ms Eleanor Marx, daughter of Karl Marx, the revolutionary socialist. Romola ... [more]
Comedy horror (and horror comedy) films have been around for a while and Studio 666 is a wonderfully ridiculous example ... [more]
I don't remember ever enjoying writing a book review quite so much. RapperBee by Harry Laing and illustrated by Anne Rya... [more]
James Gong: The Chinese Dragon by Paul Collins is the much-awaited sequel to James Gong: The Big Hit. It is a couple of ... [more]
Do you have arachnophobia? Don't like spiders? Then you won't like Boris as he is a big, brown, hairy huntsman. But I th... [more]
Ahoy me hearties! The Museum of Brisbane has launched its new Tides of Brisbane Boat Tour. This is the first-ev... [more]
03/04/2022 - 10/04/2022
This joyous picture book combines two of my passions in life: Australian birdlife and dancing. Cato's Can Can by Juliet ... [more]
One day Banjo decides to ride his horse to school, instead of his bicycle, on "Ride to School Day". To say the least, it... [more]
Almost everyone knows that toilet paper offers little protection against COVID-19. It seems it has the same effect again... [more]
This year sees the 9th Annual Technicolour Multicultural Festival with the 2021 theme being "Festival of Colours". ... [more]
I know you are going to love this new children's picture book from Ford Street Publishing. I certainly did. Frizzle and ... [more]
Join Ivy on her wonderful journey through her colourful imagination. Goodnight, Ivy Bright's plot and pretty pictures ar... [more]
I am a big fan of the Museum of Brisbane (MoB) in Brisbane City Hall, as my regular readers know. Here is another ex... [more]
19/06/2021 - 18/04/2022
Here is another original FREE exhibition at the innovative Museum of Brisbane (fondly referred to by local Brisbanit... [more]
19/06/2021 - 18/04/2022
Like a turtle, Salih carries his "home" on his back. He must travel along roads, through fields and deserts then cross a... [more]
City in the Sun is Museum of Brisbane's newest exhibition. It showcases over 30 artworks and takes a look back at h... [more]
19/06/2021 - 18/04/2022
Frankie Goes to Kindergarten is a great new picture book for parents to help their little ones get ready for their excit... [more]
Have you ever heard of Dr Nathaniel Ward? Not many people know of his rarely told historical story about Australia and c... [more]
You can now discover the people, places and stories behind the Queensland war experience on this free guided tour of... [more]
This delightful pop-up market at the Mt Ommaney shopping centre supports local makers, bakers, growers, artists, des... [more]
01/01/2021 - 30/06/2021
It was a dark and stormy night: All Hallows' Eve. A disembodied voice greeted us at the door of the old house. We we... [more]
"Come Fly with Me" is a new art exhibition where you are taken on a journey through time and space. It is being held... [more]
Get back to nature and go bushwalking in the spectacular Scenic Rim. The Scenic Rim is home to over hundreds of kilometr... [more]
From the moment you walk up the stairs of this grand old Queenslander, you know you are entering somewhere special. ... [more]
The Ipswich Turf Club has undergone a major transformation which is now incorporating more than horse racing, and yo... [more]
Far North Queensland's Wildlife Habitat calls itself the best Wildlife Park in Australia. Wow, that really is some claim... [more]
It was a glorious spring day in sunny Queensland, so, on Sunday morning, we headed off to New Farm for brunch. We we... [more]
Years ago in Sydney, I saw graffiti on an otherwise non-descript red brick building that simply said: "DO NOT FROLIC... [more]
You are going to love this weekend getaway which is only 2.5 hours from Brisbane, but a million miles from care. I h... [more]
Nestled amidst the high-rise offices and apartments in Brisbane, you can spot some delightful domes and curious cupo... [more]
The Butterfly House near Coffs Harbour is well worth a visit to see the spectacular display of Australian butterflie... [more]
Di Morrissey is an ex-journo and she is a popular and prolific Australian author. This is her 25th book and I have happi... [more]
One of the best workshops I've attended is the Brush Lettering and Embossing Workshop. It was a 2.5 hour course run by P... [more]
I have been waiting impatiently for this book since I finished reading Barnsey's first memoir. Working Class Man is ... [more]
Hoorah! You know I love markets. The ever-popular Handmade Expo Market is on again in Toowoomba and it's FREE entry.... [more]
I first stumbled across the stately, red brick John Mills Himself building when I was Ghost Sign hunting in Brisbane... [more]
Jack Sim doesn't need an introduction if you have ever visited Boggo Road Gaol or been on a Ghost Tour in Brisbane. ... [more]
Being new to Astro Photography (and astronomy), I thought I'd share some of my discoveries from the last few months. Mos... [more]
One of my favourite places to walk and take photos of wildlife is quaintly called Pooh Corner. It is little known (read ... [more]
I have been a Ghost Sign Hunter for a while now. When I began I didn't even know there was a term for the photos I was t... [more]
The Gayundah Wreck at Woody Point is returning to the ocean. Not a last voyage though; the relentless waves are quickly... [more]
My favourite three piers/jetties around Brisbane are Shorncliffe Pier, Woody Point Jetty and Wynnum Jetty. All 3 offer g... [more]
The Spring Blossom Night Festival welcomes everyone to experience a diverse range of performers, workshops, and a ni... [more]
Whether you want to be better friends with your neighbours or stand in the shoes of another, we can all come together to... [more]
Anglicare Southern Queensland will be holding a Harmony Day Celebration on 21 March at St John's Cathedral. Harmony Day ... [more]
This has to be the best news I've heard for a while. Brisbane's Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner, has announced that Brisban... [more]
08/02/2022 - 04/04/2022
Nine Days is a new sci-fi movie directed and written by Edson Oda. Although Oda has made a series of highly-acclaime... [more]
If, like me, you love Christmas and also markets, you are really going to enjoy this: Christmas in July. What's bett... [more]
The National NAIDOC Committee has announced NAIDOC Week celebrations will be held from Sunday 4 to Sunday 11 July 2021. ... [more]
02/07/2021 - 11/07/2021
The 2021 NAIDOC - Healing Country event in the Lockyer Valley features fun and live entertainment. Performers includ... [more]
The Lord Mayor's City Hall Concerts have been running on Tuesday lunchtimes for decades in our glorious City Hall main a... [more]
Queensland Ballet is back, bringing joy with live performances again. The season opens with a bang - the 60th Annive... [more]
04/06/2021 - 23/12/2021
Everybody is welcome at the Multicultural Tamil and Indian New Year Celebrations for 2021 in Springfield, hosted by the ... [more]
Brisbane Art Design (BAD) 2021 is where art and design in Brisbane meet for a month of exciting exhibitions, open studio... [more]
07/05/2021 - 30/05/2021
A ladybird lands on a stick that is bob-bob-bobbing along an Aussie creek. She is joined by a colourful cast of curious ... [more]
Far, far away in the whimsical village of Figgy-tra-ling, you can hear the faint ring of a thing that goes ping. The Thi... [more]
After a long absence, the Brisbane City Pops Orchestra (BCPO) is back for concerts in 2021. This new programme is calle... [more]
I have a confession to make: I am a self-confessed jigsaw addict. And there are many of us lurking in secret rooms with ... [more]
Darra Community Festival is happening again after being cancelled in 2020, and everyone is welcome. The Darra Festival, ... [more]
My regular readers know that I am a Francophile: a lover of all things French. I adore the food, the wine, the fashion, ... [more]
02/03/2021 - 13/04/2021
Alex's childhood ambition was to be crowned Miss France. The only problem is that Alex is a boy. Miss is a 2020 Warner B... [more]
07/03/2021 - 29/03/2021
Boss Level is not only a high level in gaming, it is also a new American action movie. Every morning Captain Roy Pu... [more]
The wonderful Museum of Brisbane (fondly known as MoB) presents its latest Artist in Residence: Tammy Law. Tammy's ... [more]
05/02/2021 - 18/04/2021
The Brisbane Square Library is hosting Queensland- based artist Monique Baqués, with her latest collection of abstra... [more]
13/02/2021 - 28/02/2021
Lunar New Year is on Friday 12 February this year and it's the lucky Year of the Ox. It's called the Lunar New Year beca... [more]
10/02/2021 - 15/02/2021
Did you know that it is World Wetlands Day on Saturday 6 February 2021? You are invited to join volunteers and like-... [more]
The opening scene of this indie film White Lie sets the tone for the rest of the film. It shows the protagonist Katherin... [more]
What gives the motorcycle its undeniable 'cool' reputation? Throughout the decades, motorbikes have been portrayed a... [more]
Motorcycles on Screen is a major film programme of over 50 titles screening at the Gallery of Modern Art for the durati... [more]
01/01/2021 - 26/04/2021
I have a confession to make: I am a big fan of belly dancing and have been shimmying, hip-swaying and jingling for a... [more]
15/01/2021 - 17/01/2021
A world exclusive exhibition The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire has opened at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in S... [more]
28/11/2020 - 26/04/2021
It's the Grand Opening of the new Nicholas Street Precinct at Tulmur Place, Nicholas Street in Ipswich Central. The ... [more]
Of Boys and Boats is set in 195, as Melbourne is hosting the Olympic Games. Jack and his mates are caught up in the exci... [more]
Have you been naughty or nice? This market promises to be lit up like the proverbial Christmas Tree. The Nundah Christma... [more]
Brisbane is officially the trendiest city in Australia. Am I biased? Probably. I live here and love it but I heard t... [more]
12/11/2020 - 20/12/2020
How would you like to meet superstar Darius Boyd for free? Darius Boyd is, of course, the National Rugby League champio... [more]
Gold! is a collaboration between the storyteller Jackie Kerin and the illustrator Annie White. It is part ripping yarn a... [more]
NAIDOC Week 2020 will be held from Sunday 8 to Sunday 15 November under the theme Always Was Always Will Be. The revised... [more]
08/11/2020 - 15/11/2020
Museum of Brisbane (fondly known as MoB) has delivered a new FREE exhibition which is sure to delight Brisbanites. M... [more]
18/09/2020 - 18/04/2021
Like me, I think most people studied "the Scottish play" Macbeth at school. The Queensland Shakespeare Ensemble (QSE) ha... [more]
04/09/2020 - 06/11/2020
Are you thoroughly sick and tired of the chant "Are we there yet?" which seems to start as soon as you leave home regard... [more]
As my regular readers know, I am a big fan of the Museum of Brisbane (fondly called MoB). So I am very happy to let ... [more]
27/06/2020 - 30/07/2020
Synopsis James Gong, aged 14, is training for his black belt in taekwondo, or Korean karate. When a camera crew from Ho... [more]
Traditionally, NAIDOC Week is celebrated right around the country and is held in the first full week of July running Sun... [more]
08/11/2020 - 15/11/2020
Are you one of the multitudes worldwide who has found yourself working from home (WFH)? Lots of folk already do it succe... [more]
Although the Museum of Brisbane is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, its website is a source of great discovery. Ever... [more]
The much anticipated 31st season the French Film Festival is here. I was very lucky to have been kindly invited by host ... [more]
14/07/2020 - 04/08/2020
How do you commemorate ANZAC Day? I always attend a service, sometimes a Dawn Service or often, a later local service. I... [more]
You are warmly invited to a special concert titled The King's Trumpeter, music for the royal court, performed by the... [more]
I think you can't have enough festivals during the year. Here is another one, to celebrate multiculturalism. Yay! Brisba... [more]
The film La Belle Epoque is strangely not set in the Belle Epoque period but it is set in France and does depict another... [more]
The Lunar New Year Rooftop Party will be lots of fun for the whole family. Sunnybank's New Year Festival celebra... [more]
Are you looking for an activity to help you stay young in body and mind? Like me, maybe it is one of your New Year resol... [more]
Welcome to Wildemarsh, a picturesque village in southern England. Here, Matilda was raised by her three loving but meddl... [more]
This festive season is here again (where did the year go?) and the South Bank Piazza will be home to the Carols Extravag... [more]
20/12/2019 - 23/12/2019
Yay - they're back. I am a regular visitor to these popular markets. Head to the centre of Brisbane's CBD from 4.00 ... [more]
Meeanjin Markets are my favourite Brisbane market. They are the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artisa... [more]
27/11/2020 - 28/11/2020
BNE Design showcases some of Brisbane's leading designers with an open-air market in Reddacliff Place, in the heart of t... [more]
Why didn't the skeleton go to the party? Because he had no body to go with! You won't have that problem when you mee... [more]
30/10/2019 - 31/10/2019
You can visit churches, cathedrals, chapels and other cultural icons in and around Brisbane all for FREE. This year'... [more]
12/10/2019 - 13/10/2019
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