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.

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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We Are Australian!

The good people of Capo and some friends from elsewhere on the mountain proved our pride in being Australian by celebrating Australia in fine style with a drinks-and-nibblies under the pergola. We decided it was just too hot for a … Continue reading

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Why I hate banks – and the NAB in particular!

When I was a teenager my father went with me to a local bank to open my very first account.  The bank manager, a family friend, was exactly what bank managers used to be – conservative, avuncular, nicely dressed.  He … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Well it’s been a very pleasant Festive Season with heaps of activities – singing, acting, partying – leading up to a quiet family Christmas lunch and culminating in one of the best New Year’s Eves I’ve had in many an … Continue reading

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The baton and the fire!

Well April 1 2018 was a great day for those of us lucky enough to live on Tamborine Mountain.  The community turned out in force to welcome the Queen’s baton relay, the end of a worldwide and then Australia-wide journey … Continue reading

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