Author Archives: Tamborine Dreamer

About Tamborine Dreamer

I am a horticulturist, writer and photographer who lives on Tamborine Mountain, one of the world's beautiful places to live with plenty of sunshine, good rainfall, moderate temperatures, lush rainforest, splendid views of both the ocean to the east and the mountains to the west. I love writing about the place in which I live, in all its moods and seasons. Besides gardening I love good literature and poetry, bushwalking, birdwatching, history, Japanese language and culture, and music of several kinds.

Pantomania!

Well, the 2019 Capolettes Christmas panto-skit The Adventures of Snow White was a big hit with its (admittedly easy to please) audience on Tuesday, December 17 – despite the usual shambolic dress rehearsal the night before. Alas, I don’t yet … Continue reading

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Perking up the pergola

Our lovely little Capo di Monte community recently invested in some improvements to our pergola area with a new roof and planting around the eastern end of the pond.  To celebrate, we gathered together last night for a barbecue organised … Continue reading

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NAB blues!

As we all know to our cost, today’s banks exist only to please their shareholders – customers to them are a necessary nuisance. To make themselves feel good about this they put out a lot of spin – in advertising, … Continue reading

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Goodbye Doug and thanks for all the fish …and frogs, and butterflies, and birds, and plants, and …

Last Sunday a large group gathered in the butterfly garden at Loder’s Creek, Southport,  to farewell one of the nicest men I have ever known – the amazing Doug White. It was, of course, a sad occasion.  Sad to watch … Continue reading

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A ZOFOlicious experience

Well,  thanks to YourTime magazine and the generosity of beloved Musica Viva I get to see and hear this year’s concert program – always a thrill! So off I went to the season’s kickoff at the Queensland Conservatorium – the … Continue reading

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The pros and cons of Evans Head

Jan, this blog post is just for you.

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Poets honour our own Poet Laureate

  We said farewell to Raymond Curtis a few weeks back but last Monday night the poets and poetry lovers of Tamborine Mountain bid their own special hail and farewell to the man who had been an inspiration to so … Continue reading

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