Australia, Travel

Off for an Aussie Walkabout

Gidday Mates, After much debate with myself, I decided to take a break from blogging while we are tripping about in Northern Queensland. There are a few reasons why I thought it wouldn't be a great idea. Firstly, the WIFI will be either the fastest ever or non-existent. Secondly, I am on driving duty and… Continue reading Off for an Aussie Walkabout


The Taupo Half Marathon

I love a good challenge! What other reason do I need to become fitter and rid myself of excess energy? If the truth is told, there are a few. The most delightful reason is the surge of endorphins from getting out and about exercising. Be warned achieving goals and becoming fitter is addictive. Not least… Continue reading The Taupo Half Marathon

Art Galleries, New Zealand

Tauranga Art Gallery

Wanting a breath of fresh air and a stroll, I quickly change into more appropriate clothing, jeans with jacket, boots and head out the door before the weather changes once again. With no planned direction whatsoever, I turn left. After a block or two, I decide to visit a favourite haunt, the local Art Gallery.… Continue reading Tauranga Art Gallery

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

The Aussie Road Trip – South of Perth

With the completion of our first leg of this trip which was heading north to Exmouth, we returned to Perth, stopping at different places than the trip up.  It was time to rejuvenate the inner explorer batteries as we needed to have time to stand still and relax.  Which we did.  It only took a… Continue reading The Aussie Road Trip – South of Perth

Photography, Visual Storyteller Series

A Visual Storyteller #1

Some folk execute it with words, that come alive the moment you turn that first page of their book. While others share it via sound effects to make you gasp in delight as you wait for their next slice of dialogue. More than a few express it by capturing a moment in time with the… Continue reading A Visual Storyteller #1

Australia, The Motorhoming Years, Travel

The Aussie Road Trip – North of Perth

After surviving our first, campervan road trip, with no body parts missing and not too many insect bites, plus driving thousands of kilometres encompassing just a small piece of Australia's Big Backyard, we were keen to explore more. Our second venture heading out into the blue yonder was to eventuate on the other side of… Continue reading The Aussie Road Trip – North of Perth

New Zealand

A Snippet of Coromandel History and Mine

A fascinating slice of this region's history came nearly a century after the gold miners and decades after the bushmen who felled the kauri that once stood tall in the rainforests of the rugged Coromandel Range. It was time for the hippies to move in and the beginning of a thriving artistic community. Why would… Continue reading A Snippet of Coromandel History and Mine