This weekend's trip was a little serendipitous as I tried to get a last minute bookings to a coastal caravan park. The intended destination was somewhere just north of Brisbane near Bribie Island. Most of the bigger locations were booked out so we ended up at the sleepy fishing village of Toorbul. A small council … Continue reading A quiet weekend away
When you travel do you visit art galleries and museums? I know little about art in the formal sense, did not even study art at high school, but I do read a lot and I do visit galleries. I did discover I love the visual, as much as the written word, art is about stories … Continue reading How to enjoy art while knowing nothing about art.
image public domain. source: pixabay I saw this fascinating story on the BBC site: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190909-why-flight-shame-is-making-people-swap-planes-for-trains Essential the story is about our growing awareness of the carbon impact of travel, it struck a chord with me. Check out the article and let me know what you think. If you have stumbled across this blog before you … Continue reading Flight Shame, it’s a thing.
One of the major tourism events in our home town starts on the 21st of September. This year marks the 70th anniversary of this popular event. Toowoomba's parks and gardens bloom with masses of colour and the competition of the region's home gardeners is fierce. The carnival parade is held on the afternoon of Saturday … Continue reading Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
The Cultural precinct in Brisbane is an absolute gem in the Brisbane Crown and much of what is on offer there is free; the museum, the art gallery, the Gallery of Modern Art, (GoMA). In addition it is adjacent to South Bank parkland with all of its additional features, like the lagoon, a free place … Continue reading Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct
One of Bronte's taking pictures of people looking at pictures, pictures. This is just a very quick and brief post today, I just want to highlight the fact that there are currently two fantastic and free exhibitions on at GoMA in Brisbane. The Margaret Olley and the Ben Quilty exhibitions, if you are anywhere near … Continue reading Go to GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art)
Just a quick photo post on a little visual curiosity on the road to Gordon Country, someone has a creative sense of humour. Gives a new twist on Australian gothic. Beware the locals, for oh so many reasons.
After the puddle weekend I just want to put up a quick post about the location for the teardrop get together; Gordon country camping in the Goomburra valley. It was our first visit to this campground but won't be the last. Set along the Dalrymple Creek, nestled amongst the mountains of the Main Range National … Continue reading Goomburra Valley and Gordon Country camping
"What do you call a group of Teardrop Campers, a puddle" Gordon Country parking This is the first puddle S and I have attended. I would like to thank everyone for being so friendly. The atmosphere was very relaxed, everyone was telling a few yarns, especially as the evenings came upon us. Here are some … Continue reading QLD Teardrop Puddle 2019
Just thought I would do a quick post on one of my favourite local locations, the old Spring Bluff railway station. Just a short drive out of Toowoomba to the scenic railway on the range, its like stepping back in time with the heritage listed station and its magnificent gardens and surrounds. The original station … Continue reading Spring Bluff: pancakes, history and a walk.