Mum and I recently returned from a cruise onboard Sea Princess from Fremantle to Indonesia. One of the highlights was each evening in the buffet with these gorgeous, colourful desserts and cakes. There was something for everyone and very few … Continue reading Cake! This blog post contains (lots of) calories
So after the zombie mannequins at Beenleigh Historic Village, I was pretty sure that a visit to Wolston House was going to be your standard, run of the mill historic house. For the most part, I was right, however visiting Wolston House will remain memorable for a couple of reasons, but I’ll come to those shortly. First […]
So after the zombie mannequins at Beenleigh Historic Village, I was pretty sure that a visit to Wolston House was going to be your standard, run of the mill historic house. For the most part, I was right, however visiting Wolston … Continue reading Wolston House – But oh, the gift shop!
Surfers Paradise is always a bustling tourist hotspot at any time of year but during February the Safari Arts Festival always gives it a touch extra fun and whimsy. Most days I take a walk at lunchtime, and stroll from … Continue reading Sand Safari 2017 – Surfers Paradise
First photo taken around 1952, with Lion’s head attached to the my father grew up in – Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand. The little boy in the photo is my father aged around 5 years old. Second photo taken yesterday, Gold Coast, … Continue reading Then and Now – The Lion’s Head
Visiting the Tate Modern in London was the most boring 15 minutes of my life. Ok, so maybe I was there a little longer than that, but I found nothing there that appealed to me in any sense whatsoever. But I … Continue reading I hated the Tate Modern… visiting QAGOMA
A couple of weeks ago we snagged a “locals deal” on discount website Groupon for Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The park is located on the southern part of the Gold Coast, about 1h 15m hours drive from central Brisbane and around … Continue reading Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
In case you can’t read the sign (as I realise the text is a little wibbly) – it says “STAIRS UNDER REPAIR, PLEASE USE RAMP”. Now why didn’t I think of that? (Photo taken at Beenleigh Historic Village a couple … Continue reading Really? You don’t say!
Since moving to Australia we have been enjoying the array of fresh fruits and vegetables at our local produce shops. In New Zealand, the produce at our local Green Grocers did tend to be more seasonal. Occasionally we stumble upon … Continue reading Oh the disappointment…
As I get to know my new home here on the Gold Coast, Australia, lets start with a few things I love about it. Winter – OMG, if this is winter, I’ll take it. While we haven’t lived through a summer yet, which I understand is vile, these warm, sunny, 20C winter days are amazing! Bike paths – there are bike paths everywhere! I can bike to the nearest mall which is about a 20 minutes away, virtually the whole way on a bike path – completely through parklands. Ditto to the GCUH tram station. Trams – speaking of trams, the new stage 2 … Continue reading 10 things I love about living on the Gold Coast
I’m not sure anyone has missed the fact I haven’t done a blog post since the middle of February. I have a good excuse … my dog ate it. Ok that is a lie, but I do have a good excuse, which I will relate to you, dear readers (or reader – Hi Mum!). About this time last year, in the middle of a cold Christchurch winter, I jokingly said “If we can work from home, why can’t we work from Fiji or the Gold Coast?”. This simple statement set the wheels in motion and the cogs of the mind into … Continue reading A whole lot of happenings since my last post