The Buster Days. A Need to Help.

The Rottie/mastiff followed me so closely when I stopped, he would bump into me. The Vet asked ‘Why has your black nose changed to shades of brown Buster?’

The Buster Days. There was a reason why he appreared into my life at that time. He followed me everywhere and so closely that when I stopped he would bump into me. I believe that he had a need to help me.

This 55kg (121lbs) Rottie/Mastiff cross rescue dog was once asked by his Vet. ‘Why does your normally black nose have shades of brown Buster?’

The Buster Days led me to a need to help people. This Rottie/mastiff followed me so closely when I stopped, he would bump into me. He was an Earth Angel.
My Shadow.
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Honesty Comes From Lighting fires?

Interesting how certain moments in time can mould us and how honesty comes from lighting fires. I was 8 years old and in hindsight an appropriate age.

Time can mould us

Interesting how certain moments in time can mould us and how honesty comes from lighting fires.

When I was 8 years old my brother and I were expected to come home from school and be responsible until my parents came home from work.

Although some of you might gasp at the thought of an 8 & 7-year-old being at home alone I don’t ever recall being scared about being on my own without parental supervision.

Years later relatives used to say that I had to grow up quickly.

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Vanuatu. South Pacific Islands Getaway.

Vanuatu. South Pacific Islands

Living in Australia gives you the fortunate opportunity to visit Vanuatu South Pacific Islands. From Brisbane they’re just a quick 2 hour flight and although slightly North West of Fiji their culture and geographical landscape are quite different.

These islands are perfect for a quick weekend away! Lying under a palm tree sipping on a Coconut Daiquiri while watching the Pacific Ocean lap the beach and coastline is a favourite past time. How good is that?

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Fiji. South Pacific Island Getaway.

South Pacific

Fortunately, living in Australia opens the opportunity to enjoy a South Pacific Island Getaway for a quick few days. This is because these islands are only a couple of hours away by plane for those who live in SE Queensland.

New Caledonia is the closest with Vanuatu next and then Fiji only taking a maximum of three and a half hours but these island nations are just a ‘drop in the ocean’ (pardon the pun😊) as there are hundreds more to explore!

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NORTHERN NSW COAST & BEACHES ARE IN A PRIME LOCATION .

Northern NSW coast offers a coastline of pristine beaches and inland areas that have retained the countryside's natural beauty.

They’re at the ‘Top’ of NSW for a reason.

The reason why the Northern NSW coast and beaches are at the ‘Top’ is because the natural settings is still paramount to the locals so the communities work to maintain a more personal low key feel but retaining all of the modern comforts.

This region laid quiet until about the 1990’s but is now definitely buzzing. From the Queensland border south to Pottsville, this area offers so much variety in things to do and places to see such as vast pristine beaches, the natural coastline and countryside.

You’ll also enjoy the smaller boutique style accommodation plus the choices range from camping to self contained cabins to apartments and there are plenty of dining options at popular trendy cafes.

You could go back at least a dozen times and experience accommodation and cuisine that is unique.

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AS AUSSIE AS SHEEP RACES

Millmerran Queensland is the host town for the Sheep Races which is held every second year usually late Winter and is as Aussie as meat pies.

As they head down the straight ‘Ewe Sain Bolt’ was clearly in the lead…

The Sheep Races are on again!

A three hour drive to the Sheep Races?  ‘No worries mate.’

Millmerran is a small town that’s located on the Darling Downs plains about 1 hour’s drive from Toowoomba. Coming from Brisbane, it’ll take 3-4 hours so this usually means a long weekend away. Yahoo!

This is a ‘must see’ event so for the Grey Nomads and others travelling Australia if you’re in the area around that time of year, put it in your diary.

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Why Getaway to Bribie Island Queensland?

Why not book a holiday or weekend at Bribie Island? It's an excellent location for groups, couples or family get togethers. Our social club loved it!

Imagine yourself where there’s warm sun, white sand and blue water.

It’s the easy life

This island holiday destination is situated between the world renown Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast but it’s a bit different. Well actually, chalk and cheese really but social clubs and people like you and me make their way to Bribie Island Queensland in droves.

It’s the easy life that can’t be kept a secret any longer and this is the case on both the surf side and calm side.

Dipping your toes

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The Beach Holiday Haven with the Jewel in the Crown.

Pottsville is on the Northern NSW coast and a great rest point on a road trip and is a beach holiday haven for visitors who prefer a low-key style holiday.

This little creek may have a strange name but it’s definitely a draw card for the community.

The beach holiday haven of Pottsville is a small town community that’s about 30km (19miles) from the NSW northern border and is located on the northern side of Mooball Creek. A strange name but it’s definitely a draw card for all holiday makers.

Pottsville is on the Northern NSW coast and a great rest point on a road trip and is a beach holiday haven for visitors who prefer a low-key style holiday.
The natural waterway is an idyllic spot for safe and relaxed swim.

The coastline here is a vast uninhabited stretch of white sand and surf that offers multiple photo opportunities to the budding photographer. The Surf Life Savers patrol the beach in two locations and do a wonderful job of keeping swimmers safe and so a very good reason to call it a beach holiday haven.

But, their work is seasonal so care needs to be taken and especially when the beach is deserted.

Low-key style

Pottsville offers a low-key style of holiday, and the recreational area around Mooball Creek is an excellent place to enjoy swimming, fishing and most importantly, it’s perfect for the novice kayakers: Us!! 😊 

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Take a Hike! The Mt Warning Hike.

Warning!

The Mt Warning hike is a must do they said. It’s a ‘Tick Off the Bucket List’ they said.

I should’ve paid more attention to the actual name and taken it literally because the Mt Warning hike is no ‘walk on the park’!

This silent craggy peak, which is near the border of Queensland, stands proudly as a sentinel for the region and can be seen from the Pacific Ocean. The mountain is a sacred place for the Bundjalung People who have been the guardians for thousands of years and both travellers and locals have admired it for decades.

What we see today is the remaining core of a volcano that blew 23 million years ago. It left a caldera which is now a fertile rich valley that spans across some 40 odd kilometres (25miles) to the coast so one of the reasons why people take the Mt Warning hike is to get a full view of the Tweed Valley (the caldera).

A view of the south western side of Mt Warning.
The mountain still dominates the horizon no matter what angle.
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The Benefits to Visiting the Best Sunflower Field.

Sunflowers Are More Than Just a Pretty Face and a day trip to the Best Sunflower Field Offers so Many Benefits.

There is something special about the humble sunflower as it seems to have a unique ability to make a sad person smile so why not add a little sunshine to a friend’s, or your life with some natural therapy and buy a couple of sunflowers or better still, track down the best Sunflower field closest to you. It’s bound to convert sadness into a smile plus it offers so many benefits.

The Best Sunflower Field has hundreds of Huge flowers with bees busily removing the pollen.
The Sunflower is facing the sun allowing bees to do their thing.
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