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
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
A fellow teardrop traveler with a shade canopy I am suffering from major camping withdrawal! Camping in the Australian summer can be a hot exercise, which is why we generally avoid going camping through the worst of the summer. This year the bush fire risk has added to the reasons not to camp, but my … Continue reading Summer camping
The summer is our quite time in regards to camping, we tend to stay around home base at lot more over the summer, exploring our local environment and resources a bit more. I rely heavily on local parks for my nature fix and Toowoomba does have an abundance of parks, it is not called the … Continue reading A Cemetery mystery
Toowoomba's newest Cafe 63 at Southtown One of the things I really like about the UK is the fact that dogs seem to be able to go most places with you, including cafes. Here in Australia, dog friendly cafes are the exception not the rule, if dogs are accepted at cafes, health regulations mean they … Continue reading Dogs and Cafe’s
I usually do a quick #BookSnapSunday post today and I have wanted to post other updates but I have decided things will be quite for a few days at least. It is hard to think of anything at the moment other than the emergency unfolding in the southern states. Horror, sympathy, sadness, frustration, helplessness, anger, … Continue reading Cannot find words at the moment.
Now that we have bitten the bullet and again had a dog join our family we have had to consider the implications with our travel. We love bush camping and national parks. National parks and dogs do not mix. It does not matter how well behaved the dog is, just the scent of a dog … Continue reading How do you visit National parks when travelling with dogs?
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcICN4Ajeux/ One of my favourite cities in the world is Barcelona and it is a wonderful city to visit at Christmas. There is something unique and irreverent in the Catalan character that shines forth at Christmas with all the brilliance of a Christmas star. A couple of years ago we rented a flat just across … Continue reading Nobody does a nativity scene like Barcelona
Street art has been a rising phenomena around Australia over the last few years, what started out as hip and urban has spread to the country, some of the best pieces you will ever see can be found in quite, rural locations. Toowoomba has welcomed and nurtured the street art scene, hosting several rounds of … Continue reading Toowoomba street art scene.
We visited the awesome Bar Wunder on Saturday with Ada. Bar Wunder is Toowoomba's best known dog friendly venue, with a beer garden designed to welcome and cater to canine clientele and their well behaved owners. The four legged clientele have their own menu, including a (non alcoholic) pooch hooch in case the water is … Continue reading Bar Wunder – Toowoomba’s own tail wagging great bar!