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…

Ingham, Queensland: A Reprise

Day Nine 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…

Hervey Bay

8th July 2018 Hervey Bay is a coastal city in southern Queensland. It is the tour hub of the region serving as a departure point for whale watching trips (humpbacks visit annually), snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing launch charters and a port from which to access Fraser Island. Our time in the city was limited to…

Greenock, Barossa Valley

24 March 2019 On the north western side of the Barossa valley, Greenock village is a peaceful retreat set amongst vineyards established by Lutheran immigrants of the 19th century. We spent time camped at the village oval which has a beautifully restored grandstand. Self-contained RVs can spent up to a week in lovely surroundings and…

(Adelaide) Fringe Festival

Day Six 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…