Nepal after the Earthquakes

Nepal after the earthquake 2016 It's our world, our village. Let's all chip in if we can.I have a gofundme page set up www.gofund.me/s97vjqxn or you can donate to www.journey-nepal.org.Would love it if you could share xx Posted by Sam Beau Patrick The Health Queen on Saturday, 23 January 2016 This is a face book…

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Bluesfest Byron Bay

The Byron Bay Blues Festival AKA Bluesfest It’s my “many-ieth” time to the Blues Festival experiencing the eclectic line up of blues and rhythm artists from around the world. In the past I have seen James Brown, Elle King, The National and many amazing artists. This year is also special but I have time on my…

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The Gabba and cricket

Affectionately known as the GABBA, the Brisbane Cricket ground,  home to the Brisbane Lions… is an iconic sporting field in Australia. On this night, my son and I are venturing to watch a short, newly introduced, cricket game. It’s called twenty twenty cricket (20 overs each team), or the BIG BASH LEAGUE. It is like…

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The Bangalow Food Festival

Bangalow is a funky town twenty minutes inland from Byron Bay. It’s also reasonably close to the Gold Coast and a day trip is easy. Bangalow has a many festivals, markets and events and is worth visiting. Last minute we decide to head to the Bangalow Food Festival. With no expectations of the festival, we…

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Binna Burra Gold Coast Hinterland

There’s something very Ned Kelly about Binna Burra and the Gold Coast Hinterland. I am always surprised more people don’t visit as it is so close to the coast and yet, offers a totally different perspective of Australiana. Green bush, misty fog, a cooler climate – it is actually like leaving Queensland for the day…

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Surfing Batu Balong Beach Bali

I am eagerly waiting to return to Bali this weekend where I can surf, eat organic food and catch up with friends. Bali has become a second home of sorts, with me traveling there 9-10 times in the past 3 years. Bali had never been high on my travel bucket list but after doing a…

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Waiheke Island New Zealand

Situated 40 mins by ferry from Auckland is the lovely island of Waiheke. The population is about 9000 steady residents that swells to 45,000 in summer. The scalloped wind-protected bays are delightful and on a sunny day shimmer in the light. The ferries with Fullers leave pier 2 in Auckland Wharf every thirty minutes on…

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Mt Warning Delights

Mount Warning

Today was a magic day shared with close friends in a very spiritual part of Australia, Mt Warning. Mt Warning, also known as Mt Wollumbin is a step craggy mountain (actually the remnants of a volcano) that makes for a big day time climb. The 4.5 km, one way walk, (9km return trip)  takes on…

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The Planting Festival – Through the Eyes of a Child

Tree house woodfordia

Recently I went to Woodford again to join in with The Planting. I didn’t really know what to expect but if  was along the same vein as The Woodford Folk Festival, I knew I would would love it…. and so would the kids. Determined to let my  inner child dominate I set few rules for the…

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The Planting Festival – a time to nurture nature

wetlands

What a wanderlust weekend playing with my children and hanging out in Woodfordia, planting trees! A fun WET weekend (apparently the first wet Planting in 18 years)!? We pitched our tents in the rain on Friday night and head into the festival to try to make the most of the night. The kids are immediately…

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