Top Five Sunshine Coast Coffee Spots

It is three months since we shifted from Townsville in North Queensland to Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. In an attempt to find furniture for our home, we joined a Buy Swap and Sell Facebook group, which it seems, is a surprisingly easy way to become locals. We’ve clambered down steps to […]

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Stumers Creek Dog Friendly Beach at Coolum Australia

There are more than 4.2 million pet dogs in Australia with 39% of households owning one. Aussies love their beach-time and want to share it with their four legged friends. Just walking the dog for half an hour daily is said to improve fitness, lower blood pressure, build stronger muscles/bones, lower stress levels and give […]

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How to visit Eumundi Market

Our family are serial Sunshine Coast holiday-makers and no Robinson holiday is over without first having visited Eumundi Market, at least once. Hubby and I were discussing the other day why we keep coming back year after year – 20 years to be precise. In this post we discuss the Market’s success and advise how to […]

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A Tropical Aussie Christmas Downunder

It seems like Christmas has turned into a divisive time of year. The threat of terrorism is rife and political correctness raises it’s head once again. Christmas is a happy time of year for us – one where we meet up with friends and family, enjoy good food and company, river swims and try to […]

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Coolum Beach by Instagram

For those who didn’t know, we’ve uprooted ourselves from our home town of some sixty years and relocated to the Sunshine Coast just 98 km north of Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, the Sunshine State. It was a big move distance-wise, some 1,243 kilometres by road in fact, but in other ways it feels so […]

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Free and Low Cost Camping along the Bruce Highway in Australia

Australia is a large country just begging to be explored and nothing beats the freedom that an Aussie road trip offers. Commercial caravan parks provide excellent amenities and charge accordingly, but when you just want a place to park your van for the night, free and low cost camping will save you big bucks. Plus, […]

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Best Kissing Spots in Townsville

When the Christmas parties are over and Easter Bunny has prematurely offloaded his eggs, February 14th will loom fast on the calendar and thoughts will turn to romance. I’m prepared and willing to share…   Townsville’s Best Kissing Spots! Street Art in the laneway beside Janine’s Cake Art, Tavern St, Kirwan.   Kissing Point – […]

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Australia is a bloody big country

Marty and I have travelled around Australia.  Not in one long drive, but a bit here and a bit there, mostly in Queensland because that is where we live. We’ve lived in Perth the Capital of Western Australia, but those were pre-blogging and pre-digital days so the photographic proof is sketchy to non-existent. Landing there […]

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Five ways to beat the heat in Townsville North Queensland

It’s no secret that Australian Summers are hot and where we live in Townsville North Queensland that is definitely the case. With temperatures etched into the 30’s and a humidity (85%) that looks better as a test result, I’ve decided to share five of my favourite ways to beat the heat. We’ve used these tips […]

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Trinity Beach and Beyond in Tropical North Queensland

Imagine. Absorbing the sights and sounds of a world heritage rainforest, or stalking Nemo through a myriad of brilliant coral formations, or best of all spending quality time just wiggling your toes into golden sand at Trinity Beach and beyond.     This is Tropical North Queensland. Cairns City sits at the corner of the […]

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