Category Archives: Travel

The Orchid Pavilion in Shaoxing

A little of the history of Lanting or The Orchid Pavilion just outside the city of Shaoxing, in China, south of Shanghai.
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To Gympie

To Gympie I am a member of the Older Women’s Network Qld and travelled to Gympie for an AGM and other festivities last week.  Gympie is roughly two hours north of Brisbane, and I had to collect one of the … Continue reading

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The Best of All

A Visit to Springbrook What a day!  It really was The Best of All. We have lived in Queensland for around 47 years and I had never visited the Hinze Dam or Springbrook, despite it being only a short distance … Continue reading

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The Travelling Lettuce

To save my lettuce I took my planter box with lettuces over 100 kms to save them, as they would have died with my care.
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Warwick – Jumpers and Jazz 2019

A day or two of exploration of the Jumpers and Jazz Festival in country Warwick.
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Pioneer Women Drivers in Australia

Women Driving Pioneers It is an accomplishment to drive around Australia, which I did on my own in 2012/13. Later I learned that some great women had done so much earlier.  I found in the Women’s Hall of Fame in … Continue reading

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RIP Prince Leonard

Prince Leonard of Hutt River Today I learned of the death of Prince Leonard of the Principality of Hutt River Province in Western Australia.  I visited on my trip around Australia, in 2013. The story is quite remarkable, of how … Continue reading

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And Then There Were Two (Black Hats)

I’m pleased to have one Shaoxing Hat from the city south of Shanghai, but I’ve found another one. I am sure I didn’t buy two. Where did the second one come from?
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What Was Lost is Found

Travel Souvenirs I’ve just moved into a new unit north of Brisbane – much smaller than my previous accommodation. It gives me an opportunity to look at some of the many souvenirs I have from my travels. One small item had … Continue reading

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Strange Things Happen

A brief meeting over 12 months ago at Ross River Resort, and a chance meeting with another friend of mine in hospital – a rare co incidence. Continue reading

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