You know you’re in North Queensland when you drive by a giant mango. After weeks of being in the red dusty outback we’re now in sugarcane country and the land of fresh mangoes and avocados. Oh and lots of coconut trees. There’s so much to take in, often I just have to stop to take … More Unusual: From the Outback to the Coast
Whoever says that magic doesn’t exist obviously hasn’t been to Central Australia. I’ve been on the road for one week and right now we’re camped in the cultural heart and soul of our country. Connecting to the outside world has been sporadic and minimal but, while I have the chance, here at the Ayers Rock … More Stepping into a Magical Outback
We’re leaving this Sunday for our Central Australia outback trip and packing has begun in earnest. There’s one thing that I’d like to take but I’ll probably leave behind and that’s my trusty guitar. She came with me to the Flinders Ranges and I enjoyed playing a few tunes around the camp fire but I’ve … More Music in the Outback
We’ve seen some strange things on our travels. I guess that’s what makes travelling in Australia so interesting and so much fun. It’s not often you see kinky art in country paddocks but at Mt Cole State Park these two are permanently intertwined. This is in the same paddock. Makes you wonder what the artist … More It’s not Unusual
Last week there were kangaroos in the back paddock. Yesterday there was a bogged car. What the … “You might want to bring your phone out the back ” said my hubby.
How’s the weather in your neck of the woods? Such a typical conversation starter, isn’t it? Secondary maybe to “how are you?”. Though I’ve often thought when people are in a rush, they don’t really want to know how we are. Not really, unlike the weather.
I’ve done this walk with Harry many times before. Yet this morning there seemed to be something special in the air. Around the misty wetlands the birds were especially loud. Black and white cockatoos, galahs, magpies, lorikeets, they all seemed to be singing in unison. It sounded like a chorus, a concert of nature with … More Music in the Air
Do you ever feel as though the Universe is trying to send you a message? That’s how it’s been for me the last few days. The first text message came from Amy from across the road “Walkies in ten minutes?” she sent last Thursday afternoon, referring to our dogs. “I’ll pass” I reply. “Got a splitting headache.” … More Zumba, Friends and Good Vibes in June
Don’t rub me up the wrong way. I can be feisty and a bit temperamental, but stroke me just right and I’ll purr in your hands. I’m not overly fussed about pedicures and manicures but I do like the odd pamper. Oh yes, I’m a sucker for a massage. Must be a female thing. Give … More Female and Fabulous
The smoke was like a whisper of the fire it once was. Slowing down after a ferocious start, burning down a large pile of branches. Now it teased knowing its heat was dying out but still understanding it had power. For a gust of wind could turn it around and whip it up again. It … More A Slow Burn in May