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Breakfast, Brush Turkeys and Blogger’s Burnout

Banana bombshell, blah blah blah. Ah, it just feels good to say something, anything, after such a lengthy hiatus. Where to start? Perhaps after a lovely breakfast on a warm winter’s morning, on the weekend, when I’m resting in between two jobs… A picture of what I had for breakfast I’ve been having fun teaching English …

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North Stradbroke Island

A Blissful Week on North Stradbroke Island

About 30 kilometres out to sea, past the mangroves and brown, bastardised beaches of Brisbane, there’s an island with some real beaches, good beaches. This island – which is the second largest sand island in the world – is called North Stradbroke Island, or “Straddie” by the locals. Luckily for Brisbanites, there’s regular ferries from …

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brisbane bridge

The End of The Brisbane Bridge

I’ve been wandering around Brisbane a lot lately, discovering my new city during its notoriously sweltering summer. One place I’ve ambled across quite a bit is the Victoria Bridge, which is the replacement for the first bridge to span the city’s north and south river banks, the Brisbane Bridge. Two years after it opened in …

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