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Jacarandas are bloomng
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Jacarandas are blooming

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…

November 4, 2016
11 ways to survive long haul flights
Travel

Simple Ways to Survive Long Haul Flights

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…

September 9, 2016
carnival greek
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Patrino Karnivale – A Greek Tradition

  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…

March 22, 2016
Travel

My Home By The Ocean

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…

November 13, 2015
Travel

Nagasaki 70 years On A Beautiful Peaceful City

Nagasaki, Japan the largest city on the Island of Kyushu.  August 9, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki during WWII, three days after the more infamous Hiroshema bombing.  In 2012, my husband and I took an Asian cruise and one of…

August 10, 2015
Travel

Tallinn, Estonia – A Surprising Jewel in the Baltic

Tallinn, Estonia – Have you heard of Tallinn?  It is the capital of Estonia and we discovered this surprising jewel during a Baltic Sea cruise in 2013. As we were on a cruise we only had one day in port so we took out to…

June 7, 2015
Travel

Our Terracotta Warriors Experience

If you a planning a visit to China then Xi’an is a must for your itinerary.  This is the home of the famous Terracotta Warriors. This was a highlight and an expensive treat given our time constraints, however I could not go to China and…

May 9, 2015
Travel

Five Days in Beijing

Have you ever been to China?  It was on my bucket list but not near the top so when my husband and I decided to take a cruise from Bangkok to Beijing it was obvious that we would stay on a further week and…

May 4, 2015