Queens Gardens Townsville City|Tropical Townsville

Queens Gardens a Botanical Garden of Townsville City Queens Gardens are one of the three botanical gardens of Townsville City. Queens Gardens are at the base of  Castle Hill in the suburb of North Ward. It is  only  five minutes from The Strand in Townsville city and the CBD area. It is a pleasant walk […]

The Strand Townsville|North Queensland|Australia

A delightful day on The Strand, Townsville After arriving in Townsville the previous day we had arranged to meet up with  friends on The Strand at the ‘C Bar’. This restaurant has a  great outdoor eating area with a wonderful view across the bay to  Magnetic Island (or Maggie Island as the locals call it).  As […]

Scrapbooking and Design Highlights for Travel Tokyo Japan

Scrapbook  and designs – Highlights Tokyo Japan The highlight for me in Tokyo Japan was our visit to the Asakusa Kannon Temple and the Kabuki theater in Ginza. There was no mistaking the huge red and black lantern at the entrance to the Asakusa Kannon Temple which I have seen so often in photographs. The […]

Scrapbooking and Scrapbook Design|Travel Tokyo Japan

Scrapbook design pages from my trip to Japan 2007 This page consists of a selection of scrapbook design pages taken from my trip to Japan in 2007. The tourist industry in Japan is well regulated and I found souvenirs of a good quality which were reasonable and comparable in  price throughout Japan. Along the way […]

Nikko-Lake Chuzenji & Kegon Waterfall|Tokyo Japan Travel

A Traditional Japanese Meal Lunch was a very late affair, but no one noticed, as we had all been so absorbed in the beauty at Toshogu Shrine. However this was a traditional Japanese meal, a simple meal, but served very attractively, with individual servings for each person in lacquered and porcelain bowls, and an iron […]

Family Scrapbooking Design Layout ideas

Tropical Friday –  Family Scrapboooking and  Scrapbook design layouts It’s a glorious day in tropical north Queensland. I have been working on this page all week (would you believe) just couldn’t make up my mind exactly what to do with the photos. Finally went to the local Scrapbooking shop and bought these two lovely design […]

Tropical Fridays|Tropical North Queensland

Fabulous Tropical Fridays in tropical North Queensland! Friday again! I love Friday evenings  when everyone about the neighborhood winds down and relaxes at the end of a long week. You see your neighbors firing up the barbies.  Friends come in, the beer and wine comes out, the tantalizing smell of barbeque steak and sausages begins […]

Discover Xian| Big Wild Goose Pagoda Xian China

Discover the Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian China On our tour of  Xian, our group  next headed of to discover and explore  the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It is located in the southern suburbs of Xian City. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is an ancient building standing in the Da Ci’en temple grounds. The […]

Tropical Townsville|Riverway

The winter months in tropical Townsville are a fabulous time to visit North Queensland In June last year, my cousin Margo and I visited Townsville.  In the winter it is a wonderful climate, clear blue skies, warm and sunny. The weather in tropical Townsville has temperature that range from 26-28 degrees daytime and 18-16 degrees […]

China a most attractive destination|Top Ten Places to visit China

China is proving to be a most attractive destination to visit today for tourists and investors alike. Listed below are 10 of the most attractive destinations to visit in China, including the three main cities of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. The smaller cities and towns are mostly rural country areas with magnificent scenery featuring the […]

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