A Photo A Week: Beauty

Today’s post is my entry in the Photo A Week Challenge hosted by Nancy Merrill. The prompt is: Beauty Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bendigo is the largest cathedral outside Melbourne and the last Gothic style cathedral built in the world. Designed by W Tappin in 1887 work started nine years later but was finally completed…

Roads

Day Eighteen of the 2019 A-Z Challenge in which I am participating during the month of April. The challenge is to post six days a week, Sunday respite or catching up with other participants and their posts. Each of the twenty-six days represents a letter of the alphabet and while each post stands alone they…

Queen of Parks

I wonder if there are parks in countries – other than those once colonised by England that have botanic gardens named for a queen? I’m thinking probably not but maybe to marka visit from her royal highness, be it either Victoria or Elizabeth. Mind you I’m not sure if world travel was a thing in…

Phillip Island

27th November 2018 For a few days we were camped at the small but quiet Bass Valley campground just a short drive to the many “country” attractions in the State of Victoria. We were marking time until we could check into the caravan park in Melbourne where we were to catch up with family and…

Orchid House

Day Fifteen of the 2019 A-Z Challenge during the month of April. The challenge is to post six days a week, Sunday respite from writing or catching up with other participants and their posts. Each of the twenty-six days represents a letter of the alphabet and while each post stands alone they form part of…

Normanton

Day Fourteen of the 2019 BloggingA-Z Challenge which I am participating in during the month of April. The challenge is to post six days a week, Sunday respite or catching up with other participants and their posts. Each of the twenty-six days represents a letter of the alphabet and while each post stands alone they…

Maleny, Queensland

30th June – 4th July 2018 The village of Maleny in the Queensland Hinterland sits on the Obi Obi Creek that winds around it. From where we camped at the showgrounds, it was a short walk into town through a replanted walkway that hugged the creek. Given the time of year, we rugged up and…

Library of South Australia State

I find it interesting the last time I participated in the A-Z Challenge I wrote about libraries and here I am again revelling in the reflections of Saturday afternoons at the Johannesburg (South Africa) library. My father and I were avid readers who enjoyed the library’s hushed environment that evoked curiosity and learning. Sturdy shelves…

Kingston SE

5th February 2019 Sometimes you keep moving, like we’d been moving on from one camp spot to the next for five weeks as we meandered the coastline of South Australia. This wasn’t how we’d planned our trip as we’d decided to slow things down by spending at least four/five nights at each camp. But the…

Jurgens Sungazer

Today’s post is a slight departure from the places through which we’ve travelled during our retirement trip around Australia. Instead I wanted to tell you about our “home” on the road: The Coddiwomple. Not so much the story of how we came to own it but rather how well it has served us as a…