Entries by Katische

Cat Cuddle Cafe

Sometimes all you need is a hug.  A hug actually makes you feel better, because a hormone known as oxytocin is released from your brain and sends messages to your body, which promote feelings of devotion, trust and bonding, which well, they make us feel happy. So if you’re in need of a hug, or just […]

Travel: North Stradbroke Island

Affectionately known as “Straddie” to Queenslanders, North Stradbroke Island is a place where many of my friends spent their childhood holidays. For me, it has been a discovery only in the past two years, which I am enjoying 🙂  Why do you want to go to Straddie and when? July- for the WHALES!  They swim […]

Travel: Queenstown, New Zealand

  Queenstown is breathtakingly beautiful. I have visited twice and think it is truly magical. The obsession with the natural landscape begins the minute you step out of the plane. Even the airport has stunning vistas of the Remarkables. Queenstown is very tourist friendly, so I hopped on a bus which took me directly into […]

Travel: Macleay Island

Macleay Island In my experience, you can never tell how long you are going to live somewhere. Sure, some people live in the same house, or even the same suburb for most of their adult life, but it’s not my experience. I’ve been living in Brisbane for 31/2 years now and it’s the longest I’ve […]

Postcards from the past: Frankfurt

Given I am about to get on a plane, I have been reminiscing about the lost art of postcard writing. Here’s a postcard from the past that I found from Dad, on one of his many business trips. He affectionately called me “number one” because I am the eldest child in the family. I can’t quite […]

The Lego BrickMan

Legomania has hit Brisbane thanks to the Lego BrickMan exhibition. Ryan McNaught (one of only 12 certified Lego Professionals in the world) has put together an exhibition of sixty works, using over five million lego bricks! It’s in a word amazing. Good for kids young and old. The kids loved all the exhibits but got […]

Travel: Berrinba Wetlands

Say the word Logan, and it’s not usually associated with “tourism”. On my quest to keep discovering the greater south-east I went exploring the Berrinba Wetlands. The wetlands are man-made as the result of sand and mining operations after WW2, and I think the locals and the council should be commended for their efforts in […]

Travel: Fraser Island by Angus

Today I’m really proud to introduce you to a very special debut guest blogger: Angus Ellerman.  Angus just finished year three and is nine years old. He recently travelled to Fraser Island with his dad Anthony and took lots of photos and made a video about his trip. Fraser Island by Angus Ellerman A couple […]

Travel: Arrowtown New Zealand

Arrowtown is in a word divine. It’s 25 minutes from Queenstown and is a haven for walkers and history buffs. As an old gold mining town it’s described as being a place where “history meets nature”. You can walk around the quaint town, stop in and look at the historic buildings, the old gold mining […]