Petals & Pinecones – Creative Café

Wow! This place is an understatement! I love discovering niche places that immerse you in amazing and unique Cafe experiences. The colours, the tones and the textures are delightfully daring. The razzmatazz red velvets with gold guilding, the emerald green velvets with mahogany timber finishes, and the soft hues of colours are themes for various…

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…

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…

Cafe in Australian Bush

How unusual to find this log-style cafe in the middle of farming country. Suffice to say, it is in the middle of nowhere. I love walking into this secluded magnificent timbered building. It welcomes me every time. Its earthy tones, feasting tables and yesteryear artefacts draw me in. As I walk around, I am fascinated. Next I spotted the eclectic collection…

Billy Tea & Damper – Stockman Tradition

If you want an authentic Australian stockman’s tradition, then enjoying Billy Tea and damper with beef stew is the way to go. When we visited Herberton’s Historical Village, it was set up so visitors could experience a stockman’s tucker cooked over an open camp fire. The campfire cook was chopping firewood, boiling water with tea…