I treasure the few souvenirs I have from my travels; textiles from Africa, a palm wood salad bowl from …READ MORE

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Nice Idea?

There’s an Eminem quote being circulated widely at the moment which you may have seen:

“I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual

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Fossicking for Sapphires in Rubyvale

A Beginner’s Guide to Fossicking for Sapphires in Rubyvale

If you’d like to try your luck and find a sapphire head to Rubyvale in Central Queensland. You can pop into the Rubvale Gallery

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The Happiness of Pursuit & Why You Need a Quest

The Happiness of Pursuit & Why You Need a Quest

Have You Got a Quest? Last year I completed the 52 Exercises Quest, doing a

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Sapphire Gemfields, Central Queensland

From Dirt to Dazzler: Digging the Sapphire Gemfields

Word spread from Australia to New Zealand and as soon as Peter Brown heard about the free, easy lifestyle in the Sapphire

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Why I Write (a Travel Blog and Other Things)

Why I Write is part of a ‘blog hop’ which I was invited to join by the lovely Aussie travel bloggers Linda atJourneyJottings and

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Mantra Sun City penthouse on the Gold Coast

Penthouse Living at Mantra Sun City on the Gold Coast

When I checked into the Mantra Sun City in Surfer’s Paradise as soon as the receptionist mentioned the spa and swimming

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Party in the Penthouse!

Party in the Penthouse! And Other Problogger Event Highlights

When Mantra Hotels mentioned they would be hosting me and my travel blogging buddy Seana in their Sun City, Surfer’s Paradise

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Fears about what people will think

Do You Worry About What People Will Think?

When asked what the obstacles and fears around following your dreams one of the other women on the Chenrezig retreat

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Food Markets for travellers

5 Reasons You Must Visit Local Food Markets When Travelling

One of my many quirks is that I always want to visit the local food markets when traveling, even if I don’t need to buy any

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Online image and women by Annabel Candy

Online Image for Women With Before and After Photos

We had a huge basket filled with costumes, outfits and my mum’s old fifties-style petticoats and skirts when I was a

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Noosa Botanic Gardens and Lake MacDonald

5 Reasons to Visit Noosa Botanic Gardens

While tourists flock to Noosa they don’t tend to visit to the Noosa Botanic Gardens. Even half the Noosa locals don’t seem

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Travel Hot Spot: Warwick Castle in England

Travel Hot Spot: Warwick Castle in England

I visited Warwick Castle on school and family trips as a child and still remember the atmosphere and excitement. So I wanted

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Gaza, Grief and Possible Relief

Gaza, Grief and Helping Bring Relief

I don’t fully understand the situation in Gaza so I won’t pretend to. I’m scared of even mentioning the grief in Gaza and

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Noosa bread Belmondos

Is this the Best Bread in Noosa?

I’m always looking for ways to be healthier and this year I’ve been learning about paleo nutrition, tackling emotional eating

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