All About ME! Oh … and Giveaway #2!!

When I started blogging nearly two years ago, I never dreamed it would bring me fortune and fame. Just as well, because it hasn’t! BUT … there have been some unexpected benefits – other than (virtually) meeting many wonderful bloggers and readers, that is. Several months ago, I got one of thoseemails. You know the type of thing – ‘you’ve

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #21 – Lake Bellfield, Grampian NP, Victoria

Lake Bellfield – AND Scenic Public Toilet – from Dam Wall, Grampians, Victoria At first glance you’d think the only thing lacking in this staggering panorama is a scenic public toilet, right? Wrong! Look again – they’ve thought of everything on the shores of Lake Bellfield, deep in the heart of Victoria’s Grampians National Park. Lake Bellfield from the Amenities!

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Aussie ABC – H is for Holiday

Looking towards the coast from the Eungella Plateau, Queensland

‘Now you’ve ‘done’ Australia, are you going overseas?’ If Pilchard and I had a dollar for every time we’ve been asked that question, it’d pay for a round-the-world ticket! BUT … the answer would still be the same …   Don’t get me wrong. I’ve got nothing against the concept of ‘overseas’ – after all, I was born, and have

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Walk Nelly Bay to Arcadia! Magnetic Island via Townsville, Queensland

Horseshoe Bay from the Nelly Bay to Arcadia Track, Magnetic Island, Queensland

‘What goes up must come down,’ she twanged, immediately identifying a) her astonishing originality and b) her country of origin. Suitably dressed for a dusty, rocky climb through clinging vines, a charred mountainside and tropical humidity in a white ‘resort’ dress and gold sandals, this gem fell from her pinkly glossed lips and dropped like pearls of wisdom before swine.

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Only in OZ #18 – Big Woolbales, Hamilton, Victoria

The Big Woolbales, Hamilton, Victoria Although physical evidence sometimes suggests the contrary, not every iconic object in OZ has been turned into a Big Thing! That’s just as well.  What kind of nightmares would a Big Politician evoke? And the disturbing mental image of the Big Potato – well, let’s just say that was a narrow escape!! Although a Big Politician

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OZ Top Spot #12 – Naracoorte Caves National Park, South Australia

Thylacoleo carnifex, Australia's lion! Naracoorte Caves, South Australia

The dim yellow light cast a long dark shadow flickering balefully over the seeping rock as we descended deeper into the gloomy cavern. Treading carefully over the uneven rock floor, we dodged the oozing columns towering high above as we rounded the corner to leave the daylight behind. Channelling ‘Becky’ to Pilchard’s ‘Tom Sawyer’ in a weird re-enactment of Mark

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