I was born in Sydney, Australia 59 years ago and now live in Brisbane which is in Queensland. On this Australia Day, 26th January, where we celebrate all things Australian, I wanted to share with you some images and famous songs about our beautiful country from the ‘rugged mountain ranges, to the droughts and flooding rains’. The poem ‘My Country’… Read more »
Living in Sunny Queensland, Summer in Australia is a time for the outdoors, long lazy days, bbq’s and the beach! It is holiday time where we celebrate Christmas and the New Year and the school holidays last for six weeks!! I wanted to share with you some of the things I love about Summer in Australia Christmas & New Year… Read more »
It is holiday time, you have been planning for months and as the day of departure draws closer excitement starts to build. I love travelling and still get a thrill going to the airport – especially if it is the International terminal. However, before you get caught up in the ‘holiday mood’ you need to make sure you have packed… Read more »
I love Springtime where I live in sunny Queensland, Australia and I especially love the Jacarandas when they are in full bloom during the months of October and November. They instantly say springtime and make a colourful display with their purple-blue flowers. Jacarandas The Jacaranda is a native tree and can be found in tropical and subtropical regions of Central… Read more »
Planning to travel? Don’t start your holiday exhausted! Long haul flights can play havoc with sleep, skin and our moods. Not all of us are lucky enough to travel first class. So if you have to travel ‘cattle’ class here are some tips to survive a long haul flight. I love to travel however, living in Australia means travelling for many… Read more »
More women are travelling solo these days and it isn’t just the younger generation! Women of midlife no longer feel that they need to travel with a companion, however safety is still an important factor to be considered before taking off into the unknown. Sizzling Towards Sixty is pleased to announce their affiliation with Fast Cover Travel Insurance. This post… Read more »
I love hearing about traditions from other countries and this week I am pleased to introduce Mary from The Boondocks Blog to tell us about the Greek Tradition of Carnival or Patrino Karnavali as it is know in Greece. “Patrino Karnavali” is the biggest carnival event in Greece and has been part of history for 180 years. Usually, the… Read more »
A few months ago, my husband and I made the decision to buy an apartment at Surfers Paradise, on the Gold Coast in Queensland. We have investment properties, on the Coast and in Brisbane, however, we wanted somewhere we could have as our haven that we could ‘run away’ to whenever we wanted. We wanted our own home again.