I have to confess I really love a good cafe and the thing I missed most in lockdown was the ability to go out and sit in a cafe with a good coffee. Ideally, I love to be able to walk to a great cafe and if they are dog friendly that is even better. … Continue reading A little bit of the Netherlands in Toowoomba
Well it might be a rather quieter affair this year for Carnival of Flowers with the Queensland borders closed again but if you are able to travel to Toowoomba for one of its premier tourism events this might be of interest. The carnival of flowers is a big draw card for Toowoomba tourism and this … Continue reading Petals and Pups for Carnival of Flowers
“A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.” - Terry Pratchett Guards Guards Don't you just love those old book shops, the second hand kind where old shelves bow under the weight of paper and years, forming dark corridors of promise and reading adventure. They are becoming a bit … Continue reading Of Bookshops and Blackholes
image Bryony Kennedyare the students getting hopping mad? Just thought I would share an image of the crowd that greeted a colleague when she arrived at work to open the campus library this morning, (thank you Bryony for sharing). The above photo was taken at our Ipswich campus. USQ has three main campus sites, the … Continue reading The mob waiting for the library to open.
#BookSnapSunday is a weekly bookish Instagram meme hosted here at Gum trees and Galaxies.com, if you would like to join in please feel free to leave a link to your post in the comments below. All you have to do is post an image of a book. Happy reading! https://www.instagram.com/p/CDp4_OzgRSk/ I read Micheal McCarthy's delightful … Continue reading Butterflies for #BookSnapSunday
Just thought I would share a favourite Doctor Who quote, it seems appropriate to the situation. If it was not for these dark times we would never really appreciate the good times. Maybe now is a good time to stay in and binge watch Doctor Who, (like I ever need an excuse). We seem to … Continue reading Trying to see the stars
#BookSnapSunday “If we are to attempt to understand Indigenous philosophy it has to begin with the profound obligation to land.”― Bruce Pascoe, Dark Emu #BookSnapSunday is a weekly bookish Instagram meme hosted here at Gum trees and Galaxies.com, if you would like to join in please feel free to leave a link to your post in the … Continue reading First nation farming in Dark Emu
"...it's reported that more than 100,000* healthy pets are being killed in pounds across Australia every year without ever even being offered the chance to be adopted." PetRescue Abandoned domestic animals are a problem here in Australia, just as they are a problem everywhere I guess, thankfully here we have a number or groups involved in rescue … Continue reading Rescue
Guess what the best solution to the hyper active, high drive challenge that is Ada is? Another dog. We have become a two dog family, although technically the new resident canine is not ours but Bronte's. Bronte has taken on a dog of her own, a truly beautiful, approximately eight month old bull arab, Bron … Continue reading Cassandra Calliope
Photo by Thom Holmes on Unsplash Okay I have been in a bit of rut of late but no more. It is funny how you can let the big things in the world drag you down, although I wonder if that is a bit of a chicken and egg scenario; do I feel down, so I succumb to … Continue reading Imaginative Pejoratives is “Karen” okay?