A horse race that stops a nation!

I'm not joking, at 3pm tomorrow afternoon, work will stop, lessons in schools will stop, all activity will stop for a horse race. Everyone in Melbourne will take the whole day off for the Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup is held on the first Tuesday of November every year at 3pm. Originally only Australian horses... Continue Reading →

Sculptures by the sea

Sculptures by the Sea is a coastal walk with sculptures from Bondi to Tamarama beach. Each year it gets bigger and better, with local and international artists entering the competition. They get about 500 000 visitors each year. Bondi beach The sculptures work in well with the environment. They are also humorous. They are all... Continue Reading →

Gymea Spring Fair

Today is Gymea Spring fair, where the main road is closed to traffic and there is lots of fun and entertainment. It was a bit windy for the 195 stalls, but they are expecting about 55 000 people to attend. The police and fire brigade were there, and you could sit in the front seat.... Continue Reading →

Sutherland Farmers Market

Around Australia you can find markets where farmers come into metropolitan areas to sell their produce. Some are once a month, but others like the market in Sutherland, in Sydney's south is every Saturday morning. I like it because I can walk there with my shopping bag, buy some fresh fruit and veggies, have a... Continue Reading →

Deadly Funnel Web spider

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 →

Where to go on holidays?

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 →

Conversations in a caravan park

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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