Australia, blogging

Dog Friendly Cafes and Bars

Unlike a lot of Europe, dogs are not welcome at all eating venues around Australia. The select ones that do welcome dogs, were so few a decade ago that I started a social media group to identify and share information about their location. It now has almost 9000 members. That is a lot of folks… Continue reading Dog Friendly Cafes and Bars


A Covid Wedding

Getting engaged six months before a Covid pandemic begins was always going to get complicated. Choosing a wedding date back then, (before Covid), seemed so simple, as long as this particular engaged couple gave both sets of parents enough notice to organise travel to Australia, from their home in Malaysia. Perhaps it isn't widely known… Continue reading A Covid Wedding


Tech of the month: Long exposure

Long exposures allow you to blur motion and to collect as much light as possible. They often yield unreal yet beautiful images with vibrant colors and a large depth of field.

Australia, Community

30 Day Book Challenge – A Book You are Embarrassed to Say You Liked

DAY 24.  - A Girl Most Likely -Rebecca Sparrow 2004 runner up One Book, One Brisbane ( an annual award based on a fiction book set in Brisbane) Why would I be embarrassed? Read on..... This is a great teen and young adult comedy  based on a girl growing up, not only in my hometown,… Continue reading 30 Day Book Challenge – A Book You are Embarrassed to Say You Liked

Australia, Community, History & Traditions

Phoneography challenge – Week 5 Challenger’s choice – street photography

LensandPensbySally runs a regular phoneography challenge, every Monday, for photos taken with your smart phone, as your lens. Each week there is a different focus:

1st Monday: Nature

2nd Monday: Macro

3rd Monday: Black and White

4th and 5th Mondays: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel).

Australia, History & Traditions

Hurra for Norge – May 17th

Ja vi elsker dette landet, Som de stiger frem .... In fact, Norway has had three national anthems. The first, written in 1772, by Johan Nordahl Brun with talk of "blood on the teeth..." Bit scary! But then they are Vikings... Then in 1819, Henrik Hans Bjerregaard wrote Sons of Norway, and finally, in 1864,… Continue reading Hurra for Norge – May 17th