How To Lock Your Love

Behold my first encounter with love locks.  This is where two people are totally and unequivocally committed to each other. They show their commitment, by locking their love within the unbreakable bonds of a paddock. This paddock is secured to a structure. Then both, throw away their key into the deep dark waters or ravine…

The Magic of Paronella Park Lives On

When I heard I could view an historical castle in North Queensland, I  wanted to jump in the car and drive there; many a time this has been done. Over the past 20 years, I have taken family and guided friends towards seeing a unique tourist destination,  Paronella Park, where one man’s dream became a reality. The people featured are my…

What’s So Special About This Distillery?

It’s a distillery with a difference. The Mt Uncle Rum Distillery is another place worth a visit if you enjoy liqueurs or spirits crafted from local ingredients. Even if you’re not into distilleries, this one is another special find for visitors. When you step into their boutique cellar, you are also transported back into history.…

The Tackle That Didn’t Get Away

Museums of any sort capture my attention. However, having a museum attached to a fish and tackle shop had me intrigued. As I needed a particular set of weighing scales, I decided the museum alone would be worth the drive. I ventured forth and found Bransfords Discount Tackle Shop, Clifton Beach, Cairns. I wanted to…

Mad Hatterz Café

What a quaint, quirky experience. Everything appeared topsy turvy at the Mad Hatterz Café, in Yungaburra; only 40min up the Gillies’ Range from Cairns. We enjoyed a lunch with a difference. Hats of all sorts were all about on each chair. Those who dined for lunch donned a mad hat; of sorts. We heard giggling and squealing echoing…

Afghanistan Avenue of Honour

Whenever I have walked down the Avenue of Honour, honouring the fallen, I feel this incredible heaviness. I’m not sure if it’s because as a mother with a son, who is alive and well, I feel such sadness at the loss these families have had to endure, and continue to endure.  I brought him to…