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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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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…

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Scant Photo Essay

It is Words On Wednesdays today, so I can’t really get away with just a scant photo essay from a night walk in Brisbane with DJB Mentoring! So here’s a few meagre words to go with the images I took that inspired me the most. If endless energy was my creative enemy, then the lights would be on, but no…

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Entitlements, Dame’s and Sir’s

The Australian Prime Minster Tony Abbott has recently reinstated the honours system by bestowing the title of Dame on the outgoing Governor General. Though I have some conservative views in my politics I have never been a fan of the antiquated class system that existed for centuries in England and some of its commonwealth countries. I…

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Redonkulously Giddy With Excitement!

I know, I know, it’s not even a word……or is it? Someone send a Minion to check whether redonkulous has made it into the Oxford Dictionary yet! It’s been over seven years since I’ve seen Melbourne and over eight since I’ve seen one of my closest friends, but today……..I’m seeing both of them!! I’m taking…

Trio Of Haiku’s Arriving With The Southern Hemisphere Winter

Or ‘Hack-You’ as I often prefer to call them when I’m trying to stick to the 5-7-5 syllable, no metaphor, rule.  I’ve chosen a wintery theme as here in the southern hemisphere the air is getting a little drier, the days and nights are growing  a little colder, and the wind is blowing a little harder, but the return of the whales along…