Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Have you been to Yungaburra?

Queensland Roadtrip Pt4 After leaving The Daintree Rainforest area, we headed south and inland. It was a long scenic drive down to the Atherton Tablelands. After making camp in Atherton itself, we were in the centre of most places we wanted to explore. This is the first of many moments we enjoyed in this area.… Continue reading Have you been to Yungaburra?

Photography, Visual Storyteller Series

A Visual Storyteller #3 – School is OUT

Hi Everyone, It's that time again, where neighbourhoods across New Zealand are no longer a quiet haven during the week. There is perhaps less routine, just the freedom for creative pursuits and play. Captured by The Family Photographer and me. Suz xx Some folk execute it with words, that come alive the moment you turn… Continue reading A Visual Storyteller #3 – School is OUT

England, Life at No.22, New Zealand

A Blooming Lovely Spring – UK & NZ

The fog is lifting,  flowers are blooming,  birds are twittering, the sun is shining,  windows are opening, with people wondering.  Has Springtime finally arrived?    BLUEBELLS The beauty of a field or clumps of flowers. Is a feast for sore eyes when for years we had the opportunity to wander around the countryside of the… Continue reading A Blooming Lovely Spring – UK & NZ

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Queensland Roadtrip Pt 3 – Cooktown

One of the attractions we wanted to see was actually situated before reaching the coastal town of Cooktown. The place I am referring to is the Black Mountain [Kalkajaka, “place of the spear”] National Park. Kalkajaka is literally a disappearing mountain. It's steeped in myths and legends. This ominous mountain loomed over us as we… Continue reading Queensland Roadtrip Pt 3 – Cooktown

History, Life at No.22, New Zealand

NZ Women’s Suffrage – A Tauranga Connection

A few days ago was the 126th celebration of women in New Zealand achieving the right to vote. It was also my first week back volunteering at The Elms/Te Papa for a few months. I tend to arrive early to enjoy a walk around the gardens and familiarise myself before any visitors are welcomed in.… Continue reading NZ Women’s Suffrage – A Tauranga Connection

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Queensland Roadtrip Pt 2 – The Daintree Rainforest

After been fed and caffeinated, it was time to hit the road. We departed Port Douglas bright and chirpy, not unlike the numerous birds that have serenaded us each morning and most of our daylight hours. We were now heading up further on the windy coast road and have the added bonus of a short… Continue reading Queensland Roadtrip Pt 2 – The Daintree Rainforest

Australia, Road Trips, Travel

Queensland Roadtrip Pt 1 – Cairns to Port Douglas

Every time we go away, I do wonder how on earth we will settle back into "normality'. To a slower pace of life.  Well, compared to the "busy life" of being on the move travelling and exploring every day. Each time it happens all too quickly, with clothes unpacked, washing machine on, fridge stocked with… Continue reading Queensland Roadtrip Pt 1 – Cairns to Port Douglas