Leaf on a beach

Queensland Winters Have Thawed Out My Raynaud’s Disease

It’s 24 degrees again today, and I think it might be the warmest start to Winter that I’ve experienced here since we emigrated to South East Queensland eight and a half years ago! It’s been about 4 degrees over the average since May and even the night time temperatures are staying in double figures. Up North it’s even warmer of course…

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I’m Only Alone

I’ve always been fascinated about being described as ‘an only child’ because the ‘only’ immediately conveys a diminutive, a lesser, and a negative don’t you think? As if it’s the last thing on earth anyone would want to be, said in a tone of pity rather than fact. It puts a label on me that I feel says…

Brisbane Food Instagrammers

Feeling Like A Foodie

First up, my apologies to anyone who read this post pre-edit this morning! I set the scheduling to publish automatically yesterday but forgot to finish it last night! So, let’s try again: I seem to have been on a bit of a run with foodie posts lately….but I’m not even a food blogger right?! Oh well, when…

Neon sign for food markets

Eat Street Markets

We’ve been hearing such a lot of positive feedback about Brisbane’s Eat Street Markets that last weekend on a gorgeous Saturday evening we decided to give them a try…..and boy we weren’t disappointed! Housed in old port containers this quirky little set up at Portside, Hamilton is an absolute winner on so many levels. With every type…

2014 State of Origin Rugby Series

You Say Maron, We Say Maroon

I’m in a complete and utter state, a State of Origin! For those outside of Queensland and New South Wales, or even Australia itself, The State of Origin series of interstate rugby matches may mean nothing…..but if you’re in Brisbane,  Sydney, or anywhere along the east coast of Australia, it will be meaning everything today. The State…

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Feeling Spammed

Spam is nothing to be scared of, (well, unless you’re on rations and encountering your twentieth spam fritter not-a-surprise of the week) but ridicule is; as you well know when Prince Charming himself told you so in the early eighties. So, every so often I save some of my favourite blog spammers and the most ridiculous spam…