Tag Archives: australia

could you pass this test?

Australia‘s dementia week ended yesterday, but I forgot. No,don’t laugh I really did. Today I was talking with a friend with a parent who underwent a basic questionnaire style early dementia test last week. Or maybe it was the one … Continue reading

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moasic monday by the sea

M O N D A Y   M O S A I C see more MMs here beach side art currumbin gold coast australia check out the milestone I reached Related Articles General information about the Gold Coast and why it’s … Continue reading

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I’ve been tagged too

I’ve been tagged by The Full o’ Flair Jessi to participate in a fun little game to help get to know your fellow bloggers. She answered questions about herself and then tagged 3 more people to answer them…… I was one … Continue reading

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Australian Election result via Twitter

I sat in the shade of this tree by the sea & read along on twitter as the election 2010 results unfolded. join twitter here These are some of the best tweets I saw: The Press Conference began at 3pm … Continue reading

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Australia’s political limbo almost over

(there is an image can you see it?) THEIR time is up – Australia has waited 17 days for a new government and this afternoon a decision will finally be made public. The three Independents – Bob Katter (center) , … Continue reading

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vBlog: the arrival of Wednesday

I decided to see if I could share dawn with you all (this was an experiement) these are the views of the arrival of Wednesday 18th August 2010 my voice is raspy due to 9 weeks of flu-coughing 5:30am pre-dawn … Continue reading

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Life without borders

Here in Australia we live without borders. I am in Queensland. East of me is the Pacific Ocean. South is another Australian State, New South Wales (NSW) North is the Torres Strait I grew up in New Zealand where there … Continue reading

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whatchadoin’ in the dark

updated check out Australia’s Earth Hour locate your country New York & Vegas show why roll over for credits

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Kiwi-Roo

I was born in New Zealand. In my early teens my parents and I climbed aboard a silver bird we skimmed across the glistening sea. I became a kiwi-roo. Two generations before, on both sides, I am Australian. I have … Continue reading

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Australia: in perspective

though we ‘love a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains..’ sometimes we forget, or don’t really grasp just how large the land downunder is.

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how is cheese made?

here is some of what I saw at ‘Gallo’ Dairyland. check out their website Gallo enjoy this

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Archway…what archway?

  THE pounding sea along the Great Ocean Rd has claimed another landmark with the collapse of the Island Archway near Loch Ard Gorge. All that remains of the tourist lure are two rock pillars protruding about 25m from the … Continue reading

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Autumn rains in Australia

Thousands stranded in floods around Coffs Harbour   MORE than 2700 people were trapped and hundreds more, including busloads of schoolchildren, were stranded by rising flood waters around Coffs Harbour and Bellingen last night after rain inundated the Mid-North Coast … Continue reading

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another cutie

  Elke Taronga Zoo’s newsest arrival.  one of only 1000 in the world.  4 days old in these pictures.     

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speaking of shoes (see previous post)

this BRISBANE radio station is aiming to collect 30,000 pairs of 2nd hand shoes for a village in africa. for the WHERE and WHY read here. then rush to your wardrobes… if the shoes have laces tie them together.  if … Continue reading

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Sam the Koala: the book, the movie:THE ROMANCE

Film stardom beckons for Sam the koala. plus romance is in the air…   SAM the koala’s star is set to rise even higher with news she is to be the subject of a new book – and even whispers … Continue reading

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Storm coming in…

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Australia Quensland Beaches soaked in oil

Australia declares disaster over oil spill.    Australian authorities have declared several coastal areas near Brisbane disaster zones after a massive oil spill earlier this week, according to the Queensland government. Large stretches of Queensland’s coastline are being affected by … Continue reading

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Cyclone Hamish

  “We have issued a severe weather warning from Sandy Cape to Coolangatta(almost the NSW border)  for a combination of hazards including gale force winds, rough seas and abnormally high tides. “It’s not quite on the Gold Coast yet, but is … Continue reading

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what would you do for a kiss?

the latest news for Queenslander’s who want more kisses candy time – garden city  level 2 near woolies  3219 1484 hershey kisses: milk, cherry codial, milk w almonds – wiating for more to arrive.   12.95 a large bag.  ALSO at southport  … Continue reading

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Ain’t he cute…

this is Pemba the 12 week old red panda  on his 1st public appearance.  aint he cute?  I watched a doco recently on red pandas in the wild. I didn’t know we had any here there is a breeding program … Continue reading

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Victoria Update: burns and shakes

Earthquake rocks Melboure and Victoria yes really! there was a small earthquake (tremor?) the day my son was born and it was also zero degrees.   FRIGHTENED Victorians were left shaken by an earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale … Continue reading

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Victoria Fires Update March

PATCHY rain has brought relief to firefighters, but wind gave the SES a busy day across the state. Melbourne was battered by ferocious wind up to 125km/h Tuesday. CFA state duty officer Tony B said yesterday’s (Tuesday) downpour had brought a … Continue reading

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Victoria: resilience and bravery to be tested over the next 24 hours.

Warbuton more info here Indepth reports here  view from Lysterfield rd a teacher friend informed me the  Mornington Peninsula School is shut due to high temperatures and strong winds. 

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Victoria Fires: a new threat

Victoria firefighters prepare for worst, as nightmare conditions expected…       Gale-force winds threaten firefighting efforts Thousands flee their homes in readiness nursing home in Warburton    WHILE Melbourne, Geelong and surrounding suburbs are getting a little damp, fire … Continue reading

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Blog land & Writing Goal.

this week I plan to visit some of my favourite Blogs and share them with you… ♥ there is also the continuing Victorian bush fire threat, with Tuesday/Wednesday not looking good at all. Plus other events of my Life & … Continue reading

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Victoria Fires: world wide tributes

Prince Willian and Prince Harry signed the condolence book in England. Princess Anne attended the Service on the National Day of Mouring on Sunday.  A special Mass was held in a wet Rome, approx. 100 Australians attended.  There are 6 … Continue reading

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Victoria Fires: Update

Friday will be the worst fire day since Black Saturday. The weather bureau is tipping another scorcher on Friday, with a top of 38C combined with northerly winds and a southwesterly change. Victoria in Flames maps of fire areas, names … Continue reading

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Summer leaves as autumn falls.

I have updated my blog header image – so if you are reading this is a reader pop pver to check it out.   these pictures are of melbourne, trees up here don’t do this  

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Victorian Fires: through the eyes of a volunteer.

  Image by Stephen Henderson a CFA Volunteer – Taggery    

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Victoria fires: the children of Kinglake

Kids’ recovery moves up a gear   THE children of Kinglake are back on their bikes, thanks to local benefactors. Army officers handed out free bicycles to more than 150 children last night at the Kinglake community centre to kick … Continue reading

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Victorian Fires…more heat coming

Victoria’s heatwave lingers VICTORIA faces another week sweltering under hot temperatures. “If those thunderstorms do develop we could see some more fires develop,” read here  

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National Day of Mouring.

Ringing of bells to mark start of National Day of Mourning service     BELLS will ring across Victoria on Sunday as the nation stops to remember the victims of the state’s deadly bushfires, with the toll now at 209. … Continue reading

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Victoria fires: update

Fire shrine to remember victims   A PERMANENT shrine will be built to commemorate the victims and heroes of the Black Saturday bushfires. As the nation pauses today to pay its respects to those who died on Victoria’s darkest day, … Continue reading

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photohunter:150

photohunter:warm actually, these were taken by my sister on a business trip last week on the road to Shepparton, Victoria.  It is mid morning some 10 days (oops I said 8)  after the raging fires; this is the sun through … Continue reading

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Australia: flood & fire map

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Australia Queensland Floods

images by nathan edwards    above – south of Coffs harbour in northern NSW

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Queensland Floods: Update

from fire to floods….     EVEN while firefighters are still battling bush infernos in scorched Victoria huge amounts of Australia are under floodwaters. Rains have eased, but more than 4000 people remain isolated by flood waters in parts of northern New … Continue reading

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Victoria Fires: Sam the Koala

Sam the Koala raises $300,000 for CFA Buy the photo here  The Herald Sun (Melbourne Newspaper) has sold more than 15,000 copies of the famous photograph of CFA volunteer David Tree giving Sam a drink. read the story here 

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Victoria burns as Queensland floods

North Queensland flood towns face another month of isolation.   GULF of Carpentaria communities cut off by floods are facing another month of isolation, as Queensland’s damage bill climbs beyond $210 million. There’s been no road access into Normanton and … Continue reading

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Victoria Fires: Updates

here there are many stories and many images.    Anyone concerned about family or friends in fire areas should call 1800 727 077International callers seeking information about family and friends should call 0011 61 3 5332 5015 or 0011 61 … Continue reading

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Victoria Fires

DONATE HERE OR phone 1800 811 700.   eery image by nick hill – bunyip

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Victorian Fires: a day of mouring

  AUSTRALIA will honour victims of Victoria’s deadliest bushfires next Sunday on what has been declared a National Day of Mourning. An 11am service will be held at Rod Laver Arena to remember those killed or missing, and give thanks … Continue reading

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Victorian Fires: Arsonist charged

UPDATE 2.39pm: a man accused of setting a fatal fire has been named.   At a hearing in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this morning, Brendan James Sokaluk, 39, the man accused of starting the recent Churchill-Jeerelang bushfire in Gippsland which resulted … Continue reading

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Victoria Fires: Update

Portraits of grief  

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Victorian Fires: week 2

Check the map there are fires still buring and some new ones.    Express your condolences here     Melbourne from what was Kinglake I found this image on Marg’s Blog

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Victorian Fires week 2

Death Toll reaches 189 THE gruesome reality of the search through the rubble of last week’s has become clearer as police admit it is difficult to determine whether remains come from one person, or even if they are human.  The revised toll … Continue reading

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Victorian Fires: images

this is all CFA Volunteer fire fighter David Nicholls has left. Man’s Best Friend search and rescue dog Gus is on the job.  (never thought of specialised dogs – great to see)   imagine how this looked just 8 days … Continue reading

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Victoria fires: Royal Family Responses

Prince Charles said yesterday he was horrified by the devastating fires in Australia, particularly in an area he knew so well from his schoolboy days.  Hosting a gala reception to raise money for Australia’s Royal Flying Doctor Service, the heir … Continue reading

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Victoria fires: memorial

Memorial for Victoria fires victims held at St Pauls in Melbourne.  ‘Tears, dust and ashes: a service of prayer, hope and remembrance.’ It was explained that placing a stone in remembrance was a symbol of both mortality, and hope.  THE … Continue reading

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