Just another Mundane Monday, I wish it was a Sunday ….. πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆ


Ho hum! Hang out the washing, empty the dishwasher, organise dinner, and sort and fold the clothes. BUT it’s not all bad as I had time to have morning tea with Mum and two friends at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. Doesn’t Lee’s caramel slice look good?! And it was a beautiful, sunny Queensland day. Not such a mundane day after all!


Even managed to finish two articles and spend an hour sorting my images on the computer. All in a day’s work!

How was your Monday?

A feel-good story from the Outback

ABC Landline ran a great feel-good story today about an outback station cook turned published photographer, Dan McIntosh. He’s a down-to-earth bloke who still can’t quite believe how popular his Facebook page, Station Posts, has become.

You can catch his story on ABC Iview (the last story of the episode) or see Dan’s story by clicking on the link below.

Warning: you may never leave home without your camera again!

Image taken by Sandy Ludinski


Ah, those were the days ……….

This article in the Courier Mail made me stop and think about all the great things we did and places we used to go to as kids. I could add a few to this list, but how about you? What memories do you have of special places from your childhood? Tell us about them in the comments – please!




Four special visitors ….


Why so special? Well, we hand fed that dolphin pilchards from Straddie Bungalows’ private jetty, the koala was quietly resting in the golden cane palms (that’s right, not a gum tree!) around the pool at the bungalows, the osprey had a nest of babies in the communication tower visible from the bungalows, and this little duck – was just special!


Movie Review: “Whiplash”

Thanks to Weekend Notes, we saw an early screening of Whiplash tonight. Not the kind of movie we’d normally choose but it surprised us both and we really enjoyed it. This is the story of a young boy who desperately wants to be one of the greats in the world of drumming. What he endures to reach his goal is unbelievable and has you sitting on the edge of your seat, wondering what’s going to happen next. Great acting, great drumming, over the top swearing (oh well, two out of three ain’t bad!), great jazz and a twist at the end of the storyline all make this movie great entertainment. The only criticism I have is the constant use of the “f-bomb” but sadly that seems par for the course these days.

My rating out of five: 🍦🍦🍦🍦

Australian Camp Oven Festival 4th and 5th October, 2014

If you can't stand the heat .......

If you can’t stand the heat …….

It’s nearly two years since the last Australian Camp Oven Festival which means it’ll soon be time to hook up the van and head west to Millmerran!

We’re really looking forward to getting away with friends and enjoying all that this festival has to offer. My favourite events on the program are the Bush Poets’ breakfasts, held on the main stage at 8am each morning. These guys had me laughing so hard last time that I had tears rolling down my cheeks! Throw in live entertainment, billy boiling, damper throwing, sheep dog demos, whip cracking, camp oven cook offs and food sampling and loads more and you’ve got a great weekend for all ages.

This year Paul and Blair from My Kitchen Rules will also be joining the festival and doing cooking demos, so come along and say gidday to the boys.

Why not head west and join in the fun at this very Aussie festival in Millmerran? See you at the Australian Camp Oven Festival!