Category Archives: My home

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

Posted in Celebrations, My home, Nature, Parties | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Celebrations, Music, My home, New Year's Eve, Parties | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Celebrations, Music, My home | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

An old-fashioned wedding

It’s more than 30 years since I’ve been to a wedding and a very long time indeed since I’ve been to an old-fashioned one – in a church, with the old vows and trappings. Today our neighbours Barbara and John … Continue reading

Posted in Celebrations, Friendship, My home | Tagged | 2 Comments

Delicious and easy left over pork recipe

I love inventing new food ideas instead of just slavishly following recipes.  Once you’ve spent years doing the hard yards in learning the basics of how to bake and make and blend flavours skilfully you are free to do just … Continue reading

Posted in My home, Parties, Wining and dining | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sandy shimmers into her sixties!

  It was 1001 nights rolled into one when mega-creative friend Sandy Baillie turned 60 in splendid style last night! Almost everyone present obeyed Sultana Sandy’s command to come in Middle Eastern dress and so most of us did – … Continue reading

Posted in Birthday, My home, Parties, Uncategorized, Wining and dining | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Thornebirds fly away!

Monday was a Black Day here at Capo di Monte because it was the day when our dear friends and neighbours Maureen and Patrick Thorne moved out – only 45 minutes away at Mudgeeraba but still too far to nip … Continue reading

Posted in Moving house, My home | Tagged , | Leave a comment