Category Australia

Defence of the Realm

Phew, it was open. Originally conceived as a museum dedicated to Australian Artillery and to contain photographs and artefacts from Darwin’s History during World War 2 – it quickly grew to include all facets of that War including a plethora of Vehicles, Weapons and exhibits dedicated to the Vietnam War and other theatres of conflict. […]

NT: The Final Frontier

Australia consists of a number of States and Territories – 8 if you are counting. We live in one of these (New South Wales). Have spent a number of weeks exploring another 3 (Tasmania,Western Australia and Queensland). Weekend breaks to another 3 (Victoria,ACT and South Australia). That leaves only 1 more. Can you guess which […]

TBT: Sydney Vivid 2017

Some of you may recall the strange affair of the Phantom of the Opera:a mystery never fully explained. We are told, ladies and gentlemen, that this is the very chandelier which figures in the famous disaster. Our workshops have repaired it and wire parts of it for the new electric light Perhaps we can frighten […]

Spirit of Anzac

Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in a soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace – Kemal Ataturk Starting in September 2015 in the border city of Albury-Wodonga, the Spirit of Anzac : Centenary Experience had spent the previous 16 months travelling across the country and telling […]

Close Encounters of the Furry Kind: A Day at Australia Zoo

On our second trip up to Noosa – which included Cameron and John Rose Senior – we decided to do a day trip – to get out of Noosa Heads and head south. We had one destination in mind! Located around 70km south of Noosa and on the hinterland side of the Bruce Highway is […]

To Sydney With Love

With visitors in town it provided a great excuse to dust off the camera and take a few snaps of everyday Sydney. The local haunts and happenings that we take for granted on a daily basis. Living so close to Sydney Harbour we have a lot of wonderful things and places on our doorstep. The […]

Secret Garden?

A couple of times each working day I lock my computer and take my empty cup back to the kitchen on my office floor. Placing the empty ceramic cup on the coffee machine I subconsciously pick ‘Flat White’ from the array of buttons, avoiding the ‘too sweet’ hazelnut mocha option and the pedestrian ‘Long Black’ […]

These Routes were made for Walking…

And that’s just what I’ll do, because one of these days I’m gonna walk all over you!! Great weather, amazing scenery and a cheap place to buy running shoes and active wear all combine to create the perfect cocktail called ‘Hiking Trail’ New South Wales has over 2,000 km of coastline and a ton of […]

Sculptures by the Sea Part 3: Revenge of the Silt

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life – Samuel Johnson Had he been born a few centuries later,  Johnson’s quote could equally be attributable to the city of Sydney. With another October (our third here) looming we were certainly not tired of life or Sydney and we geared ourselves up […]

Hidden City

One of our first road trips after reaching Sydney was to take a short trip down to the nation’s capital – Canberra. We did the majority of museums and galleries and also did a tour of the Parliament Building. With that trip done we ticked Canberra off our list – it had been done. Fast […]

Let Loosa in Noosa

With a big trip planned to Europe later in the year we would have to maximise our Bank Holidays to see more of this great country. April and ANZAC day gave us an opportunity to see more of Queensland. Our destination would be Noosa although we would take different paths to get there… John had […]

…and build a Lego house

He must have done something right. Not only was Karen really enthusiastic about going to a museum but she was fully aware of what the exhibition was going to be – Comic Books and Lego. Wow, I guess 8 years of subtle pressure and influence does pay off. Also we had a wee bit of […]

Crossing State Lines

We started off early this day. Our last full day in the area and we wanted to make the most of it. With no night life to speak of we awoke relaxed and refreshed.  A quick look at the area will show you what was left to cover that day… All that was left was […]

Ecco the Dolphin(s)

The Farseers over at the Australian Weather News had warned us that our weekend in Jervis Bay would be a wash out. Typical Easter Weekend weather we were told. With that in mind we planned our Saturday accordingly. Huskisson was the largest town in the area and had a motley collection of cafes, shops, museums […]

Bay of Jervis

So it’s the Spring Break weekend, or as Kevin Bridges (and rest of the world for that matter) calls it – the Easter Holidays, and we decided to do a road trip instead of flying somewhere. Our Destination would be Jervis Bay a mere 200 km to our south, the equivalent of Glasgow to Penrith or […]