Tag: Sunshine State

Potted History of Brisbane

My beloved and I find the history of Australia fascinating, largely because it’s so recent yet so impressive. We’re always amused by the names of places. I love the Aboriginal names which I think are so evocative,  onomatopoeic even. But, of course, many places… Continue Reading “Potted History of Brisbane”

Must-see and do list for Brisbane

You didn’t think I’d finished with Australia, did you? I’ve got a couple more posts this week and then I’m going to cover our Thanksgiving Stateside. I do however reserve the right to return to Australia later in the year. I consider we were… Continue Reading “Must-see and do list for Brisbane”

Trottin’ round Townsville

There are so many lovely places in Queensland, it’s often hard to decide where to stop and for how long. Usually our destination determines where we stay along the way, othertimes it’s the most logical place to take a break. An overnight means we… Continue Reading “Trottin’ round Townsville”

Moochin’ around Mooloolaba

After spending two weeks in Brisbane we finally headed up the coast towards Port Douglas but first, on the recommendation of friends, we spent a couple of nights on the Sunshine coast in the wonderfull named Mooloolaba, a mere 97 kilometres (60 miles) north… Continue Reading “Moochin’ around Mooloolaba”

Postcard from Brisbane V

Much as I love my better half, it’s sometimes nice to have time on my own. Friday morning I decided that my poor benighted feet deserved some pampering and booked a luxury pedicure and foot massage. It was sheer bliss – money well spent!… Continue Reading “Postcard from Brisbane V”

Friday photos #9

Okay, so we’ve been back home a while but I still have some photos to share with you from our trip to Australia. How about these from when my beloved went snorkeling with another woman on the Great Barrier Reef! All photographs courtesy of… Continue Reading “Friday photos #9”

Friday photos #8

Okay, so we’ve been back home a whole week but I still have some photos to share with you from our trip to Australia though admittedly not as stunning as those from last week’s post. Here’s a selection from the last few days in… Continue Reading “Friday photos #8”

Friday photos #7

And we’re back home! What is it about holidays? The first few days pass slowly and then gather momentum so that the last few days just whizz past! Here’s a selection from the last couple of weeks as we travelled from Brisbane to Cairns… Continue Reading “Friday photos #7”

Friday holiday photos #5

Today we’re in Rockhampton moving slowly but surely towards the conclusion of our #adventuredownunder however I’m still sharing photos from our fabulous two weeks in Brisbane.