Cute Cottage Café — at QCWA Yungaburra

QCWA Yungaburra set up their quaint cottage as a Cafe for their famous morning teas during the the famous or infamous Yungaburra Markets.  Each 4th Saturday of the month from 8am to 12noon, Yungaburra market goers know where they can sit back, relax, eat and socialise. The two most popular of the homemade goodies QCWA…

Creation of the Curtain Fig

When three trees became one, it’s nature’s way of reclaiming itself. The Curtain Fig Tree is as it sounds — a curtain of root tendrils draped across other trees. Over time, it pushes and squishes the trees together, wrapping it in its tree roots, making it one big curtain fig. The Curtain Fig National Park …

Caring, Café & Cottages

Time for some health and wellbeing pampering. I took myself to a quaint Café in the little village of Yungaburra, up on the Atherton Tablelands. I was overdue for some special ‘caring’ me time. I hadn’t been in this little Café before, but it felt  delightful: the glistening white crockery against the mat timber table;…

Pharmacist vs Apothecary

What is the difference between a pharmacist and an apothecary? This question has always fascinated me. The difference between a ‘pharmacist and apothecary is that a pharmacist is a professional who dispenses prescription drugs in a hospital or retail pharmacy. While, an apothecary is a person who makes and provides/sells drugs and/or medicines’.  In 1919  The Russian people as…

Jewel in the Crown Restored

With some 60 exhibits at the Historic Village Herberton , their ‘jewel in the crown’ is the recently restored 130 year old Elderslie House. The home’s owner was miner and entrepreneur, Irishman, John Newell and founder of Herberton. The house has been proudly restored and it is indeed magnificent. It once sat where Mt St Bernard…

Get in the Groove at ‘That Retro Cafe’

Funky, groovy, swell, radical and wicked are just a few words that come to mind when I track back through my youth for words which capture the ‘Retro’ era. Stepping into ‘That Retro Cafe’ was like slipping through a vortex. It had me spiralling towards my recollections of the 1970s and 80s, faster than a speeding bullet.…