Currimundi beach is an absolute gem by any standard but as a dog friendly off leash beach it is probably one of the best beaches you could ever take the canine to. This part of the coast is the traditional lands of the Kabi Kabi people and the name Currimundi derives from the Kabi Kabi … Continue reading Currimundi Beach – a doggy beach paradise.
Managed to escape the confines of Toowoomba briefly on the weekend and drove through the Sunshine coast hinterland, the Blackall range drive. A picturesque drive through lush green hills and winding roads, punctuated by delightful villages with artisan crafts and excellent cafes. When it comes to places to eat on the road you are spoilt … Continue reading Blackall Range Tourist drive
public domain Last week a story on the ABC about the number of maremma dogs needing re-homing, caught my eye. Apparently demand for the dogs increased after the success of the film Oddball, a movie about a Maremma used to protect penguins. This story highlights one of my pet concerns, that is people taking on … Continue reading Dogs are hard work but they are all worth the effort to bring out the best.
A bit of a slow blogging week but here is a quick #BookSnapSunday will be back to normally blogging and posting this week. https://www.instagram.com/p/B85xB8jAerU/ It has been a really chaotic week this week, but back to normal hopefully this week. Just a quick Instagram #BookSnapSunday I picked an old comfort read Dodie Smith's lovely coming … Continue reading "I Write this sitting in the kitchen sink". – #BookSnapSunday
https://www.instagram.com/p/B8nf5KhA2fU/ Just a quick BookSnap this week, my current read, Laura Waters great account of running away to the wilds of New Zealand and trekking the Te Araroa trail, loving reading about Laura's amazing and challenging journey. I have a bit of thing for memoirs about long distance treks, the wilder the landscape the better … Continue reading Dreaming of walking – #BookSnapSunday
Every time I walk my dog in our local Queens Park I walk past this small plaque placed in tribute to Emma Miller, feisty, political, woman extraordinaire. Miller is perhaps somewhat unfairly remembered for one incident in particular, an incident that occurred late in her life, involving a riot, a hat pin and a police … Continue reading Mother Miller and the hat pin
https://www.instagram.com/p/B8VXddGAP5k/ It has not been a great week for reading and I have failed to finish anything, almost but not quite finished, so decided to just grab the most appropriate title from the TBR: Rain : four walks in the English weather by Melissa Harrison, it is a title I picked up a while back … Continue reading Rain – #BookSnapSunday
public domainhttps://www.nasa.gov/content/a-portrait-of-global-winds Like many people this week, I was deeply disturbed by Senator Jim Molan's response to questions about climate change on Q&A:https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-04/jim-molan-under-fire-for-climate-change-admission-on-q&a/11925750. When pressed Senator Molan admitted he had "an open mind" on the issue of human caused climate change and when pressed for what evidence he relied on for his views, he admitted … Continue reading Climate change and the information war
I am afraid I am a bit slack when it comes to blogging memes but I thank Simeon at Levine Lowdown for nominating me for the the Sunshine Blogger award. I am flattered that Simeon nominated Gum trees and Galaxies. Check out Levine Lowdown I have enjoyed reading the commentary on news and the the … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger
One of the queries I sometimes get in the library is where can we get copyright free images or images that can be used in presentations and I thought the same information is useful for bloggers who might be looking for quality images they can legitimately use cost free. When you are looking for images … Continue reading Finding and using Royalty free images