Category Archives: Australia

Sydney’s QVB turns 120 – share your story to win

Since moving to Sydney 20-odd years ago I’ve come to love the elegant Queen Victoria Building, which occupies and entire city block. But like many of the shoppers and commuters that pass through her colonnaded walkways and underground passageways, I’ve … Continue reading

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Whale of a tale – on Australia’s Gold Coast

Sometimes the tale behind an image is as breathtaking as the image itself – this time literally so. I was enthralled by the image on the cover of the latest issue of Where* Gold Coast magazine this month. The juxtaposition of … Continue reading

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Do Sydney’s Great North Walk one leg at a time

Fancy tackling the Great North Walk from Sydney to Newcastle, but don’t have the time to do the full 260km in one thru-hike and/or a bit nervous of getting lost along the way? That’s exactly how I felt. Billed as Australia’s … Continue reading

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Event: Sydney Tomato Festival Royal Botanic Garden

Love tomatoes? Then mark the Sydney Tomato Festival in your diary for this weekend 20-21st February 2016 – to be held at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. I didn’t realise Sydney had a Tomato Festival, so I’m disappointed to know I’ve … Continue reading

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Postcard of the week – Outback recycling

I love this shot of a battered XXXX Gold beer can attached to a fence in the middle of the Australian outback. I hope someone enjoyed consuming its icy-cold contents before it was re-purposed to dangle like an earring on … Continue reading

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Postcard of the week – furry cuteness

I just love wombats. There is something about their short, squat shape, their waddling walk and their super cute faces that make me smile whenever I see them. So I was thrilled to see so many in the wild on … Continue reading

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Postcard of the week – Heart Reef, Whitsundays

It’s been overcast, wet and very grey in Sydney this week. I need some colour to brighten the mood, so have chosen this image of the Great Barrier Reef, taken last year on a scenic flight with  GSL Aviation out … Continue reading

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