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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.

A trip down the rocky road of memory We talk of going down memory lane but in fact memory can be more like a rocky road – bumps and potholes everywhere. I mused on this when, unexpectedly, I found myself … Continue reading

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A TOUCH OF PARADISE

It all started with Cathy’s idea – why not take Mum to Hamilton Island for her birthday this year and we’ll have a week of fun in the sun, snorkelling and sailing and dining and wining and generally chilling out!  … Continue reading

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BEYOND COVID – CAPO CHRISTMAS 2020

With Covid19 still plagueing the world but not – lucky us – anywhere near Tamborine Mountain the Caponians celebrated Christmas with the usual dinner and entertainment. Both were scaled down compared with previous years and so was the number of … Continue reading

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Renee still rocks!

Yesterday, while swimming in our pool, I glanced across to where my beloved friend and neighbour Renee Hardy was tending the small herb garden she has planted OUTSIDE her fence, where others can enjoy it. I watched her bend effortlessly … Continue reading

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Linda’s still sexy at sixty!

Lovely Linda – nobody would ever believe she has just turned 60.   Dianne and Alan who turned their lovely big house into the Love Boat so Linda could celebrate her birthday in style A great party last night, Saturday … Continue reading

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75 and not out!

  Sunday May 31 was my 75th birthday.  I don’t really believe it.  I am now officially “old”.  According to the Queensland Government anyway, which deems that I must now have a doctor’s certificate to say that I am fit … Continue reading

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Folk fun

Another lovely afternoon of mountain music on Sunday as myself, Brenda and Bernice joined a crowd of friends and acquaintances at Louise MacRae’s house to enjoy folk duo Polly and Rob Reed. Polly and Rob, who bill themselves as Twa … Continue reading

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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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