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Thirlmere Trainworks 2016

Hello again. I finally got down to Trainworks at Thirlmere recently and spent a delightful few hours exploring the displays and umpteen old carriages and engines but sadly there were no scones. The Thirlmere Festival of Steam 2016 is on … Continue reading

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The Milford Road, NZ. A Pictorial Journey.*****5stars

Timeless… Te Anau (start). Time to take a local tour bus up to Milford Sound which is 120km or 2 1/2 hrs driven away. As there’s only one road in and out, why not enjoy the views and leave the … Continue reading

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Sydney Harbour, NSW. A Fabulous Bridge Walk with Great Scones****4stars

The Many Faces of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I’m ashamed to admit that I have never walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge before. Starting at Central Station I caught the train to North Sydney which is only five minutes away. … Continue reading

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The Red Centre Way,NT. Territory Trails Podtours ****4 stars

Tempted to Explore More Or Even Go Offroad? What a brilliant idea! ABC Radio Alice Springs has a series of podcasts for travelling around the Northern Territory so there’s plenty more to explore. The podcasts cover Kakadu National Park, Litchfield … Continue reading

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An Australian Capitals High Tea Challenge.

Why not try a High Tea Tour of Australia? The ABC Shop’s VIP Competition to win a Mothers Day High Tea gives a great list and an excuse to start exploring Australia. How many places have you been? If not, … Continue reading

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Ayers Rock, NT. Totally Tantalizing Uluru. *****5 stars

A Kaleidoscope of Changing Shapes & Colours Where else do you find a rock with it’s own airport? Is that truly Rock star status?  So exciting to be here at last. The cost is rather off putting but we’re coming … Continue reading

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Alice Springs, NT. Wandering with Imagination not Images.

Chaos Reigns Supreme Sack the navigator! What! I was doing my best but it didn’t matter where we were heading I didn’t know which way was up, north, right but mostly wrong, even with a simple map. Ooops, we just … Continue reading

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Townsville-Airlie Beach Tilt Train. A 275 km Scone Free Zone.

Quiet, comfortable and enjoyable travelling on the Tilt Train and much faster than the Sunlander. The omnipresent sugar cane is never far away and  the mountains follow our journey south.  Somehow, I managed to travel in between meal times. Dining was … Continue reading

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Lemonade Scones Recipe. Give it a try.

Remember the lemonade scones on the Sunlander train from Cairns to Townsville. I’ve found a recipe at that the reviewers seem happy with. Give it a try and see what you think! Lemonade Scones Makes  8 Ingredients 300g (2 … Continue reading

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Are Waffles simply Road-kill Scones?

Funny, how many variations there are on what can be done with some flour, butter, milk & eggs. It’s surprising how many scone recipes have eggs and how many different ways they’re made. Quite often, I find myself ordering waffles … Continue reading

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