Tag Archives: travel.

Cancer Council Fundraiser BOOK LAUNCH

From the dairy farm at Imbil to a journey into life… Meet Gympie Girl -Shirley Chalmers Shirley Chalmers won the 2013 Elyne Mitchell Writing Award for her story  The Onion Picker’s Daughter·, which was commercially published the following year by Melbourne Books in their Award Winning Australian Writing Anthology. Many of Shirley’s short stories have […]

Rambling Rose and Miss Seganto

Nomads abound, especially these days as the grey variety stock up their caravans or Winnebagos to go touring. The holiday parks are packed with them. I guess I became a nomad when Dad sold the farm at Imbil in Queensland and moved the family to Boreen Point, a lovely spot on the shore of Lake […]

The Big Pineapple at Nambour

The Big Pineapple This tourist attraction used to be a favourite of visitors who came to the Sunshine Coast for holidays.  It was also a favourite place for local families to take their children.  We took our boys there several times over the years.   There was an animal nursery, train rides, cafe, and lots […]

Old Wimps Out Walking – New Zealand

OLD WIMPS OUT WALKING – NEW ZEALAND Nigel’s Aunty Beryl was having her 80 th birthday party and we were excited to be going. Nigel’s family had lived there for several years when he was a boy but I had never been. When I was a teenager my friends were going on cruise ships to […]

Old Wimps Out Walking – Travelling North: Eden

We decided to buy a caravan.  Nigel’s idea really.  He wants to spend as much time with family as possible these days and we had left a big part of our family behind when we left Queensland’s Sunshine Coast to move to Melbourne in Victoria.  Winter is a good time to head north so we […]