On A Train To Ballarat

Long Overdue Reunion With Best Friend Taking a train to Ballarat in regional Victoria gave me time for some quiet reflection on the events of the last few days. One day I was thinking about unpacking from my recent trip to New Zealand; the next day I was in Melbourne, on a train that was…

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New Zealand: The Land Of The Long White Cloud

New Zealand – In All It’s Beauty In true Gypsy style, my travels are dictated by circumstance, and the trip to New Zealand was no different. When a friend said “Hey, why don’t you meet me in Wellington in a few weeks from now?”, I couldn’t pack fast enough!. It’s good to know that the…

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Nature’s Mirror To The Sky

When the water is so crystal clear that you can look across the river and see the sky, the clouds, and the trees mirrored on the surface, you are seeing nature at its best. That’s what makes the Tweed River so spectacularly beautiful. As you drive along the Tweed Valley Way, with one eye on…

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Southbank, After WordCamp Brisbane 2017

When The Doors Closed on WordCamp Brisbane 2017 –  Southbank Beckoned! That bittersweet moment, when you are tired enough to want to go home, but inspired enough to want more. A sad farewell to old and new friends and a promise to stay in touch. Only then did our thoughts stray to dinner, and Southbank…

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On A Cold Dark Night, In Brisbane

Compared to its southern counterparts, Brisbane’s winters are mild. But even Brisbane’s mild winters feel cold when you’ve been north of the border for a few years. Besides, I had just walked two blocks from Edward Street to George Street. Why was I walking around Brisbane on a cold night? Because WordCamp starts tomorrow and the…

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China – The Good, The Bad And The WOW!!

Reminiscing – The China Trip – October 2016 Let’s start with the bad Days on the China trip were filled with great activities, and tours were not to be missed. The very clever organisers (Thanks, Julie and Suzy!) had planned alternating  ‘chill-out’, and ‘out-and-about’ days that provided just the right amount of rest, in between…

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WordCamp Is Nearly Here!!!

WordCamp Is Just Over A Week Away!!! 22-23 July 2017 QUT Gardens Point Brisbane The Countdown Is On! Less than 2 weeks to go and I can hardly wait to get there!!! transport is sorted accommodation is booked iPad and iPencil are fully charged spare batteries – packed camera – packed Why is WordCamp exciting? Because WordCamp…

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Train-ing In China And India

Train Travel Made Easy! When I travelled to China in October 2016, part of the journey included taking the Bullet Train from Shanghai to Nanjing. I was apprehensive and just a little nervous before the trip.  Old memories of motion sickness rose to the surface, but I needn’t have worried. The train was fast, obviously,…

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The Taj Mahal

Our last day in India and what better way to spend it than at the Taj Mahal. A very early 5am start from our accommodation in New Delhi meant that with a bit of luck, we’d beat the traffic, the heat, and the crowds and also ensure enough time to shower and change before making our…

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