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 →

Kangaroos, mother of the year, or maybe not?

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 →

Why would you leave Australia?

My friend Eva is leaving Australia. I interviewed her about why she was leaving and her thoughts on her years spent living in Australia. Not many 19 year olds would leave their home, travel to the other side of the world and learn english for 6 months, but that was Eva's plan 14 years ago.... Continue Reading →

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