With school holidays looming, here’s something the whole family can enjoy without needing to travel far. Pack a picnic, slip, slop, slap, grab a map and let the fun begin ….
Looking for an escape for the extended family? And by that I mean you, the kids, your pooch AND your equine family member! This delightful cottage set on the hillside at Amamoor might be just the ticket. And If you don’t have a horse of your own, you can enjoy visiting those who reside here.
Do you remember these sugary love hearts? Sweethearts, conversation lollies, call them what you like but they were a bit of fun when I was growing up. Boys and girls who had managed to overcome the boy or girl germs shared these or left them in places where their latest “crush” would find them – ah, those were the days!
Did you know that 90 odd percent of the world’s supply of these particular sweets are made right here in Queensland? Just 169km south east of Brisbane in the Darling Downs region you’ll find Pittsworth Confectionery. This is the same company that makes the candy Easter eggs that you’re probably already seeing in your local supermarket.
A friend and I recently escaped to the Sunshine Coast hinterland to attend a cheese making workshop at Easy Cheesy. The night before our course, we decided to get in the zone with a dairy themed Scrabble game. Perhaps we should have paid more attention to our spelling! How long did it take you to spot this Scrabble cheat!
The Parkers have done it again! Brisbane’s west has another authentic farmers’ market in a most unexpected location …..
It’s not just Australia – they’re singing the same sad song in the UK!
Now that the whirlwind of Christmas and New Year’s Eve is over, how about taking some time to chill out and just breathe? A 45 minute drive could find you sitting under the shade of the weeping fig trees on the verandah of the historic Crown Hotel in Dayboro. These beautiful fig trees were planted in 1923 by the then publican’s wife, Mrs Herbert, to provide shade for horses tied to the hitching rails of the pub. What a bonus that 92 years later, we humans are enjoying the shade from these magnificent old trees!
Open from 7am through until midnight everyday, the new Yard Bird Ale House in Paddington is a cool place to shoot the breeze.