I have driven past the suburb of Blacksmiths numerous times on my visits to Swansea and Newcastle. I've seen it on the sign as we head towards the bridge which spans the entrance to Lake Macquarie, but for some reason have never taken that turning. However, on our last visit, I realised that we had… Continue reading Discovering Blacksmith’s Beach, NSW!
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Photo Walk On my recent trip to Australia, we returned once again to Swansea in New South Wales. Swansea sits between the ocean and Lake Macquarie, a huge salt water lake. Whilst there I wanted to go for a walk along the shores of Lake Macquarie. I took these photos during… Continue reading Lake Macquarie, Swansea
Happy March to you all! How time flies! I've been away from my blog for a little while as I've been travelling. Australia and Cambodia this time round! I have visited Cambodia quite a few times and this will have been my fourth time returning to Siem Reap. I again grappled with the dilemma, should… Continue reading A Break And A Digital Detox!
A few years ago I spent some time in Newcastle, Australia, getting to know the city a bit more. I had a lovely time exploring the area and taking the time to just wander the streets. On one of these wanders, I came across a mural which had been painted on the side of a… Continue reading Australian Street Art
It seemed unlikely that I would ever get on a small plane... I had enough trouble getting on a big one!! I don't like flying and the thought of sitting on a tiny plane filled me with fear. But somehow my partner had persuaded me that it would be MUCH better to fly the forty-five… Continue reading Heading For The Skies…Reluctantly!
Swansea is situated just south of Newcastle, at the mouth of Lake Macquarie….which is a bloody big lake! We have stayed in Swansea numerous times now and whilst it’s fair to say that it is quite quiet, I’ve always enjoyed our time there. We rent a little cottage which has a lovely garden which… Continue reading Swansea…Australia, that is!
Whilst in Australia recently, I was in the back garden of the house we were staying at in Swansea. It was a lovely sunny day and as I glanced up to the sky I was taken aback to see a rainbow which stretched the entire way around the sun! What the...??!!! I was sure I… Continue reading A Sun Halo Shines Down On Me!
Blue sky, colourful frangipanis, warm weather - that's enough to make me smile! This photo was taken in Australia recently and now I am back in sunny (cough!) England, when I look at it, it brings back happy memories! Posted as part of the weekly photo challenge
Hands up who knew there was a Newcastle in Australia? No? Of you who did, how many have been there? That's what I thought! When I tell people I'm going there I am usually met with a blank face and have to explain whereabouts it is. Which is exactly what happened to me the first… Continue reading Newcastle….Australia that is…
... KOOKABURRAS! I don't know what it is about these birds, but they fascinate me. I was lucky enough to see a few on my last trip to Australia. They frequented the garden of the house that we were staying at quite regularly. They would appear in the early morning and I would sit as… Continue reading Because I love…