Arrival: CONFESSIONAL

I do not think I was an evil child but there were times in my early days when I quite deliberately chose to tread the primrose path rather than keep to the straight and...

Peter Schinkel – 52 Years Old Landscape Gardener & Artist In His Own Words….

I couldn’t draw before grade 12 until my art teacher did a learning to draw module. A few simple concepts surrounding tone, perspective, shape and space. After that, I drew the farmhouse we lived...

Beds take up lots of room in a bedroom

They not only take up lots of actual space, but visual space as well. That’s why a beautifully made bed can make the whole room look amazing! Designers know this and use bed linens...

Gems in Every Sense of the World

Michele and I were lucky enough to be invited to a tour of the Bribie Island Gem and Fossicking Club on Wednesday the 15th of July and what a wonderful time we had. The...

History of Grog & Booze

Many of us use the word GROG as a slang term for any alcoholic drink. This article explains the fascinating story of how that strange word, and other drink related expressions, came into the...

Flowers on the Water

SATURDAY 25TH JULY DAWNED TO A DREARY HORIZON OBSCURING CLOUDS OVER THE GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS WITH A POTENTIAL SQUALL PREDICTED FOR THE PUMICESTONE PASSAGE. IT WAS A COLD, SHOWERY AND MISERABLE MORNING BUT A SOMEHOW...

Busy Fingers

OPEN AGAIN FINALLY, WE ARE BACK TO NORMAL OR AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE, WE ARE OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY AGAIN AND HOPEFULLY IF ALL GOES WELL WE WILL REMAIN OPEN. WE ASK ALL OUR...

Bribie Island Photography Club

OUR MONTHLY MEETING WAS AGAIN HELD VIA ZOOM WITH JUDGE GANG WEI JOINING US ONLINE FOR THE JUDGING AND CRITIQUES. HE COMMENTED ON EVERY PHOTO WITH SOME VERY PRACTICAL TIPS FOR IMPROVEMENT. THE THEME...

Nankeen or Rufous Night-Herons

Nankeen or Rufous Night-Herons as they are sometimes called are often seen on Bribie Island. It is not unusual to see groups of up to 10 roosting in the cottonwood trees at Buckley’s Hole...

Arrival: A Little Feminist History

With the statistics of how COVID is affecting men and women differently as regards employment and superannuation, no one would suggest that everything in the garden is now perfect. However, when I look back...