I Love a Sunburnt Country.

# The 3 Rs: Roma, Rolleston, Rockhampton. We are really up to Q and I was going to write about Queenstown in Tasmania but it is a little while since we did our Tassie road trip so I am jumping straight onto R because that trip, which we arrived home from yesterday, is fresh in …

I Love a Sunburnt Country

#P is for Puckapunyal. Puckapunyal is a great word; don’t you think? It is an Australian English word derived from a local Aboriginal language. It makes the cut for this blog because of its great name and the role the town plays in our Aussie story. Situated about 100klms north of Melbourne in Victoria, Puckapunyal …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

# O is for The Great Ocean Road. I know this fabulous heritage listed Aussie road begins with a G however we are going to concentrate on the Ocean part of the name. One could use any number of superlatives to describe this Great, Grand, Beautiful, Scenic, Amazing, Historic Ocean Road which is noted for …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

#N is for Nowhere Else. We were driving through Tasmania on our way to Sheffield, the town in Tasmania that is an outdoor art gallery because of all the murals painted on the walls of the town, when we saw the sign to Nowhere Else. Crazy little name really because regardless of where we are …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

# K is for Katoomba. Don’t you just love our Australian names? If you have been following, and as we continue through the A-Z of Australian locations, there will be a number of unusual names, many of them a reflection of Australian aboriginal culture. So today we are at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains, approximately …

I Love a Sunburnt Country.

#J is for Jerilderie Jerilderie is located on the Newell Highway in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales. The Riverina is a prosperous agricultural area due to the irrigation schemes of the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers. The area is known for citrus, stone fruit, wine grapes and vegetables as well as grain crops …

Wisdom Slice

Wisdom Slice. To 1 cup of knowledge add1 cup of self control1 cup of kindness1 cup of humilityBreak 2 eggs of self righteousness and mix into dry ingredientsMelt 250 gms of pride and arrogance and mix with 1/2 cup self sacrifice.Pour into dry ingredients.Add a pinch of compassion.Mix well.Spread mixture into slice baking tray.Smash a …

Everything Passes

Everything passes,the good and the bad,Life is full of seasons supported by reasons that everything needs to be renewed,Therefore it comes to pass but not to stay,For nothing lasts forever; although it can seem so at the time,So refrain from any action that’s destructive or rash,For some things once done cannot be undone,But keep focus …

I Love a Sunburnt County.

# I is for Island. Australia is a continent and and island; the smallest continent and the largest island on the globe. Adding to that we have, according to National Geographic, 8,222 islands which lie in Australian waters. So I think it is fitting that for the letter I we take a look at some …