The funnel web spider can save your life! Unless, of course, if they kill you. Growing up we were always wary of funnel webs in swimming pools in Sydney. For some reason that's where they are found. Funnel web spider -photo The Museum of Queensland Scientists have found that their deadly venom contains peptides (the... Continue Reading →
We are camping in a truly wonderful spot, with the smell of the ocean and the trees protecting us from wind, but we had an incident last night. We left our rubbish hanging up on the outside of the tent. Something was determined to eat our rubbish. We woke to the sound of our paddle... Continue Reading →
Last night I slept by the sounds of the Pacific Ocean as kangaroos and wombats moved silently around our tent. My friends and I have driven 2 and a half hours south of Sydney to a little town on the coast called Bendalong. It is situated on a headland, with a surf beach named after... Continue Reading →
I'm holidaying in a caravan park this week at a place over 2 hours drive south of Sydney. I was walking in the same direction as a girl, who was about 10 years old and we struck up this conversation. Me 'hello' Girl 'hello, I've lost my grandparents' Me 'oh, are you lost?' Girl '... Continue Reading →
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What better way to suggest friendliness – and to create it – than with a cup of tea?” -J. Grayson Luttrell
Aloha, charming WordPressers!
I’m delighted to announce you that The Little Mermaid is hosting her third monthly tea party on her website. What? A tea party? On WordPress? When? How? For whom? Alright..alright…take it easy. I’m coming on to your questions.
Classically, a ‘tea party’ makes one think of superiorly elegant and elaborate affairs of the Victorian times. It also conjures up images of fluffy scones, flavoursome muffins, Devonshire Cream and dainty sandwiches served on fine silver or deluxe bone china. Still, the elemental part of a tea party remains the affable exchange of dialogue among the invitees. Almost indistinguishably, the tea party that I am organizing is an online social event hosted in honour of bloggers, that is US! Blogging is most enjoyable when it is done interactively…
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Today I was a tourist in my own city. I managed to see all the sights for free in one morning, walking at a leisurely pace. I also managed to keep clear of shops and enjoy the beauty of the city and it's history, minus the commercialism. There are a lot of stairs, so this... Continue Reading →
Kangaroos are found all over Australia, in every habitat. Snow, desert, rainforest, beach scrub, dry sclerophyll, you name it, they are there. Eastern Grey Kangaroo Some are big, small, red, grey and can even climb trees. They have great names too, such as the Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby, which, as the name suggests, is found... Continue Reading →
This year a new bicycle track was open along Botany Bay, in Sydney's south. It was the last 5km of a 43km route. The walkway/cycle way blends into the natural environment while making it safe for the general public and migratory birds. A lot of rusted iron was used in the construction in an artistic... Continue Reading →
No, a lot of us do not. It's 10.15 pm and I'm working at home. I think some people see Australians as lazy and having one big picnic at the beach, but we work hard. A rare picnic at the beach The problem is both renting or owning a property in a large city like... Continue Reading →