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Blu Art Xinja – Hidden Brisbane

the eye of horus on a tugboat at the maritime museum in brisbane - placed by the blu art xinja

As I was looking out of my office window, I noticed a curl of blue smoke coming out of one of the small chimneys across the road at Central Station. It piqued my interest as I thought it unlikely that in these rules driven, workplace health and safety times that the building would have any working… >> Read more

Filed in: Brisbane
pickled broccoli stalk in a bowl with a fork to serve

I have previously written about Mr Tiffin's adoration of broccoli and the mounds that are eaten in our house every week. To deal with the excess stalks, I shared a clever idea for making a thrifty Broccoli Soup from stalks straight out of the freezer. With the weather warming up though, I decided I needed a… >> Read more

Filed in: 7. Sweets & Preserves

Bar Hop – Mr Henderson

trio of scenes from Mr Henderson bar in sandgate

I thought my bar hopping days were over. It's not that I can't take the liquor. What I can't take, are the prices. Where are the days of $3 vodka and cheap OJs at White Chairs? It seems that at least some of the crowd I run with are still very much into bars so… >> Read more

Filed in: Brisbane, Restaurant Review

A-Z Guidebook: Palmyra, Syria

Syria, Palmyra - Arch of Triumph

Welcome to the A-Z Guidebook Link Up. If you would like to join, read the A-Z Guidebook tab at the top of the blog and write a travel post relating to the letter of the month. *Hello to newcomers who may be testing the water and to those who have also returned. It's always interesting to read… >> Read more

Filed in: A - Z Guidebook

She Bangs Coffee

street art scenes inside She Bangs Coffee

'There's a coffee shop around the corner' said the mechanic when we dropped our car in for a wheel alignment. Given we were in the light industrial wastelands of Mayne, I knew any coffee shop recommended was likely to be called Tuckerbox and serve fairly average coffee. Thankfully, I had done my due diligence and knew… >> Read more

Filed in: Restaurant Review
potato salad in a bowl with a spoon

As you drive along the highway from Brisbane into the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, the rural sprawl gives way to small communities and farmland. Pineapple plantations and cane fields line the road and as you creep closer to Bundaberg, the soil colour changes from brown to rich red. That fertile volcanic soil means the region is a… >> Read more

Filed in: 3. Soups, Salads, Snacks, Travel
A pile of new potatoes from Wide Bay-Burnett

We have recently come back from a short holiday in Bargara, a coastal town outside Bundaberg. Bargara is just over 4 hours north of Brisbane and the drive takes you through the communities of the Wide Bay-Burnett Region of Queensland.  The red volcanic soil means is perfect for growing  a wide variety of produce. This month… >> Read more

Filed in: Miscellaneous