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Have a passion for exploring places and language. Photography and writing allow me to share so please like, comment and share☺

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My WeekendNotes - 87
Interested in living off grid, simplifying your life, downsizing, sustainable living, lessening your carbon footprint. W... [more]
The great Boudhanath Stupa is a large Buddhist monument, located seven kilometres from Kathmandu. It was world heritage ... [more]
Culburra Beach has been a holiday destination for decades and over that time, the road winding down from Sydney through ... [more]
Strolling around Como, it's difficult to imagine that you are in the burbs with an easy commute to the city. It boasts ... [more]
Excitement stirred when an opportunity to stroll down memory lane recently presented itself as I reflected on the friend... [more]
Enjoy the sea breeze and spacious views as you drive down the coast and marvel at the amazing engineering feat of this $... [more]
The Shire has a plethora of well-maintained and often scenic parks and playgrounds, so here is a tiny taste but this is ... [more]
Nowra has so much to offer and is the gateway to Jervis Bay with its stunning pristine beaches and variety of walking... [more]
This park is truly the hub of Cotton Tree – it offers a broad river front with safe bathing for learners and littlies. W... [more]
Bright colours advertising handicrafts had attracted my attention and it was close to where I was staying. The mystery ... [more]
As a lover of op shops and secondhand furniture stores, you cannot imagine my jubilation when I came across this local t... [more]
Want to explore your mind or just curious to look around a traditional Tibetan Monastery that caters for westerners with... [more]
Sunshine, free time and an eco friendly cruise meandering down the Maroochy River to soak up the sunset or book a privat... [more]
Looking for great family fun with a true salute to Aussie diversity and ingenuity? Well gather friends, family and neig... [more]
Jimeoin has that gifted ability to transform the mundane into the hilarious. And let's face it anyone with a body like ... [more]
09/02/2017 - 26/02/2017
Jimeoin has that gifted ability to transform the mundane into the hilarious, a great sense of the outrageous. And let's... [more]
Want to step back in time, feel a sense of community, indulge your fantasies of living in another century? Then this ... [more]
Our large variety of quirky cafes such as budget friendly Grandmas Kitchen with breakfasts under $5. Or have you tried ... [more]
Whether to broaden your knowledge, browse the exhibitions or chat to their knowledgeable friendly volunteers the Ballina... [more]
George, better known as the 'doctor', has repaired more than 40,000 dolls since he took over the Doll and Teddy Hospital... [more]
Want to see a working farm and local produce at the source? Ever wondered how the House with No Steps charity started? ... [more]
Looking for that calm inner city retreat space? Whether you are a busy city worker, in town for the day, just need a bre... [more]
Some people get married on the beach, in a park, in a backyard but this genuine open-air Aussie Cathedral will ensure fa... [more]
The Channon markets are held every second Sunday of the month at Coronation Park in the back blocks north of Lismore. T... [more]
Last weekend I headed south to explore the Ballina area and what a treat that was. This huge old homestead attracted my... [more]
Fess up! We have all watched them on television, me more keen than most, as the idea of going off-grid aligns with all m... [more]
Sutherland Shire aka Hobbit Land boasts many well-maintained parks and gardens that encourage us to explore outdoors,... [more]
We will all know heart ache Losing our first love, a grandparent, a much-loved pet or that loser lover. We will exp... [more]
Want to look a bit different or working to a budget? Local fabric stores offer a broader and better variety than the lar... [more]
Here are some cheap easy clues to help slow your busy monkey mind. Living at a fast pace in an urban setting brings uni... [more]
1. Blue Mountains – for great hikes, trendy cafes or healing retreats. Katoomba is a favourite but there are quieter pl... [more]
Explore Sydney for $2-50 All Day Travel on your Opal Card Sydney pubic transport offers everyone an amazing $2.50 tra... [more]
Buderim Craft Cottage is a community haven for crafts and hobbies of every kind, of connections, exhibitions and so much... [more]
September 2016 proved to be an exciting two days and three nights – kept me from my Weekend Notes articles! Well done t... [more]
12/08/2017 - 13/08/2017
Make time to switch off the devices and spend some quality time together. Create some real nostalgic family memories wi... [more]
Dharamshala lies in the foothills of the Himalayas were some people suffer altitude sickness due to its height. The... [more]
Cezary Stulgis has created many fascinating artworks but four of his statues grace the inner city streets of Brisbane.... [more]
Cotton Tree is in a very unique location so it can only be built upwards. And it is doing that and starting to rese... [more]
Murrays Café is a popular little oasis well patronised by regulars and warmly welcoming to visitors. Its north facing as... [more]
Silva Spoon is a stylish, popular boutique café and store specialising in tea and coffee. The owner is both a tea sommel... [more]
Wander in a cloud of colour; global travel without flights or passports - all at the Tesselaar Tulip Festival, September... [more]
08/09/2016 - 04/10/2016
Got blood pressure or cholesterol issues? Need to ease that physical tightness and over-busy mind? Try these ideas to t... [more]
Hey ladies, grab the girls – family, friends and neighbours - and head to Lake Kawana Community Centre for two action-pa... [more]
19/08/2016 - 20/08/2016
This dynamic 'How to Enjoy Life' full day workshop facilitated by Toni Powell will include simple keys to gratitude and ... [more]
21/08/2016 - 28/08/2016
This 'Enjoy Happier Relationships' fun day workshop is an entertainingly fresh take about the stuff that really matters.... [more]
20/08/2016 - 27/08/2016
Looking for healthier alternatives to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels; unknot that muscle tension; dist... [more]
The Noosa Regional Gallery was established in 1981 and is located in Tewantin on the picturesque Noosa River. They have... [more]
01/08/2016 - 21/08/2016
Ignite your senses at Le Bon Choix Bakery – the delicious fresh bakery aroma, the delightful vibrant display, the sensu... [more]
Are you an old hippie or always wanted to visit India but haven't made it yet? Like something a bit alternative and qui... [more]
How do you blow the cobwebs away? There are endless choices only an hour or two away by car or book that cheap flight. E... [more]
A three kilometre second annual Recognise Coastal Walk has been organised by the Sunshine Coast Reconciliation Group sta... [more]
Songlines are the pathways that Aboriginal people, the first Australians, traveled and sang to share their cultural heri... [more]
Axis Gallery opened this year as a public gallery, an artist studio, with regular life drawing groups and for workshops ... [more]
Weather cold and wet right now? Read all your books and got a quiet hour to relax … what sort of television do you like... [more]
1. Take a hike through a National Park or climb a local mountain – be sure to pack some water, snacks, a hat and block o... [more]
As baby-boomers age and retirement becomes a reality, the focus on career or being the perfect domestic goddess shifts. ... [more]
Guru Life Café boasts a coffee roaster with a distinct black exterior, sharp red lettering and its own garden and duck p... [more]
Thought swimming was just for summer, think again. All the pools are heated at the Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre, usually ... [more]
Ocean Addicts is a local home grown business right here in Maroochydore – you can spot them hiring stand up paddle-board... [more]
Harvest Breads Cafe is a quaint bakery/café which looks across scenic Cotton Tree Park and the Maroochy River. They o... [more]
The inaugural Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival's full program will be launched with a beach par... [more]
Do the kids need to be active or entertained these holidays? Too busy during school term to commit to ongoing classes bu... [more]
27/06/2016 - 08/07/2016
Finn & Dash Bikes are the friendly coastal experts. The owner, Warren McDonald has more than 15 years of elite coaching... [more]
On an average stroll through the Village chock full of exhibitions and memorabilia one might be bailed up by any of seve... [more]
The Meher Clinic has been open since 1987 and Roy and Ros Hayes RN with their team are proficient qualified natural medi... [more]
Join more than a thousand locals are expected to turn out dressed top to toe in pink …trying to raise more than $70,000 ... [more]
Red Nose Day is to raise awareness and funds for SIDS and kids –safe sleeping, research and bereavement projects. SIDS ... [more]
Dr Moseley's TV series is being replayed regularly on SBS or is available on your device. This English series involves ... [more]
This privately owned quaint little Lolly Shop is a very recent addition to the expansive collection at Caboolture Histor... [more]
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