Sunday 22nd April 2018 What a sport packed weekend! Rugby League on Friday at the Suncorp Stadium, soccah on Saturday at Caboolture Sports Club and now Australian Rules Football (AFL) at the Gabba. As you gathered from my last post, I didn’t expect to get to the famous Gabba Stadium, but I was wrong. This evening … Continue reading I Got to the Gabba!
Friday 20th April 2018 The Gabba is Brisbane’s most iconic sports ground, the traditional home of the first test against a touring England cricket team. However the Australian cricket season is over until October so bring on the Suncorp Stadium. The Suncorp Stadium at Lang Park is the home to the Brisbane Roar soccer team and … Continue reading Friday Night at the Broncos
Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th April 2018 Today’s post has been made possible by the sponsorship of Holly Jones. Thirty days into our Australia Trip it rained, and did it rain? On Wednesday it came down in stair rods, great big drops falling from a dark leaden sky. Monday and Tuesday had been gorgeous, a continuation of … Continue reading On the Road Again (When it rains, it pours!)
Saturday 14thApril 2018 The sporting event of the holiday took place this evening at Dunmore Park, the fortress of the mighty Toowong FC as they took on Park Ridge Panthers FC. Toowong were in control through out the match and deserved the comprehensive 3-0 victory. Of course the home interest was on the gifted, utility … Continue reading An Evening at the ‘Soccah!’
7th & 8th and 14th & 15th April 2018 One of the key factors in the timing of our trip Down Under was to try and take in some of the Commonwealth Games that were taking place an hour or so down the coast from Brisbane at the Gold Coast City. Ant had entered the ballot for tickets months … Continue reading The Commonwealth Games
Thursday and Friday 12th& 13thApril 2018 Our drive through Hervey Bay and Noosa into Coolum Beach marked our return to ‘civilisation’ after three days off the beaten track. Our ‘welcome’ to the Sunshine Coast was a sharp increase in campsite charges from $30 to $63 a night. The Sunshine Coast is made up of a … Continue reading The Sunshine Coast
Monday 9thto Wednesday 11thApril 2018 My apologies blog fans for the lack of posts over the last few days but it is due to a combination of the fast pace of living and a lack of connectivity out here in the bush. I will bring you up to date with our Commonwealth Games Experiences later … Continue reading Bundaberg and Back Again
Tuesday 3rdApril 2018 Prince Charles and his missus, Camilla, are clearly among the many avid followers of this blog. They have been inspired by reading of our adventures to come out and join in the fun! By the time you read this they should be here and joining us at the Gold Coast for the … Continue reading Brisbane
Monday 2ndApril 2018 (Today’s headline is sponsored by Martin Leech) One of the first places on my list of ‘must sees’ when we began planning our trip down under was the Daintree Rainforest. The Daintree is the oldest surviving rainforest in the world, dating back millions of years to the time when Australia was part … Continue reading Carry on up the Jungle!
Sunday 1stApril 2018 Having seen off a few sharks yesterday, I was on a roll. The adrenaline was pumping and there seemed like no better time to go and stare down a salt-water crocodile or two. Salt-water crocodiles, or ‘salties’ as we established is the way most Australians refer to them, are more precisely called … Continue reading ‘Strayl-yah’