Day Trip on the Gulflander

When friends told us about a train trip from Croydon to Normanton in Northern Queensland, on board a restored train we added it to our must-do list.  As we were headed to Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria and the journey took us through both Croydon and Normanton – we booked a shared seat. The…

In Australia 26th January is … what?

Today dawned bleak.  Overcast skies.  Dampening long weekend camping plans.  I lay in bed this morning and pondered the controversy surround today’s celebrations and its significance to everyone who calls Australia home, as I have since 2003. Indigenous Australians,  whose heritage predated the arrival of the first fleet in 1788, were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.…

Every Woman’s Daybook

I am again using the prompts from The Simple Woman’s Daybook challenge as it covers much of what I have been doing recently as well as how I am feeling today. Looking out my window the garden looks cold in the partial shade, the rain has topped up the swimming pool and the condensation on the…