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My favourite roadtrip Gingernut recipe

I was throwing together a quick batch of biscuits for a picnic over the weekend and realised I’d been making this gingernut recipe for well over 30 years.  Eek! Well I don’t know how that’s possible, clearly the math doesn’t work. It’s an awesome back pocket…

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Walking Kyoto – Ryozen Kannon

In this series we set out a self guided walking tour around Eastern Kyoto from Kyoto station in the south to the Silver Pavillion in the north. Complete one long walk or take just the section that interests you. In this posts we continue on from Kiyomizudera to the Ryozen Kannon temple.

The Great Buddha statue in Hong Kong

8 Reasons to visit Tian Tan Buddha

Table of Contents1.  Tian Tan Buddha2.  Cardio workout before lunch3.  The Offerings of the Six Devas4.  Wonderful views from the top5.  Po Lin Monastery Gate6.  Ordination Ceremony7.  The Monastery Temple8.  A top spot for lunch 1.  Tian Tan Buddha The Tian Tan Buddha and Po Lin…


Walking Kyoto: Kiyomizudera

This post is one of a series that make up a self guided walking tour through eastern Kyoto. The full route is around 10 km from Kyoto station to Ginkakuji, the silver temple, in the north. Make a day of it or select only the sections that appeal the most.

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Colour me Brisbane Light-up

Colour Me Brisbane is part of the G20 Cultural Event Programme that kicked off on Friday 24th October and runs through until the 9th November.  Each evening the Brisbane CBD is visually transformed into an amazing after dark sensation.  All your favourite city spots will be…

Sanjusangendo temple in Kyoto, Japan. The size and number of gold plated statues in this unassuming hall is incredible.

Exploring Sanjusangendo Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Sanjusangendo is an unique and impressive temple in Kyoto. It dates back to 1164 and is famous for it’s 1001 golden statues of Kannon, goddess of mercy. We explored Sanjusangendo as part of our self guided walking tour through eastern Kyoto.  For this leg we…

Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk

The Wynnum mangrove boardwalk extends over half a kilometre through the grey and red mangroves from Elanora park and rejoins the path out to the Lytton bird hide, from the carpark it’s about 2.5km return.  If you keep your eyes open you’re almost certain to…

Kyoto station, the starting point for our self guided walking tour of eastern Kyoto

Exploring the Kyoto Train Station Precinct

Kyoto station is the hub for all transport in Kyoto. It’s also a major shopping district and there’s restaurants to satisfy every taste and budget. This post is one of a series that make up a self guided walking tour through eastern Kyoto. The full route…

Crispy prosciutto pizza

Recipe: Crispy Prosciutto Pizza

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect light, crispy and thin pizza base and I think I’ve found it.  Since cutting out processed food and additives from my diet I’ve found the dietary constraints don’t really bother me but over the last couple of…


New Farm to City Riverwalk Reopened

Brisbane city enjoys a relaxed and casual vibe with its river front location and great climate. Whether you’re visiting the city for the day or looking to get out and about in your home town the city riverwalk provides another great option to get out and about in Queensland.

Baileys and White Chocolate Fudge

Recipe: Baileys and White Chocolate Fudge

Do you need to ‘bring a plate’ or pull together a quick make and take gift?  This Baileys and White Chocolate Fudge is always a hit and so quick and easy to put together.  Unlike many confectionery recipes, you don’t need a candy thermometer or…