Anzac Day – 25th April Acronym for Australia and New Zealand Army Corps A brief history lesson… Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli, Turkey, where Australia and New Zealand suffered heavy casualties. In 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of an Allied expedition that set out to capture the… Read More What it Means to be Australian on Anzac Day
I have always loved to travel. All I could think about in my late teens and early twenties was traveling. I did manage to get a few places before I found love, settled down and had kids. But I was nowhere near done with travelling so I have a travel bucket list! I am going… Read More Top 10 Destinations on my Travel Bucket List
In 1989 an ‘average Australian bloke’ had a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard – Sydney Harbour. This simple idea has now become the nation’s largest community-based environmental event, Clean Up Australia Day. As an avid sailor, Ian had always dreamt of sailing around the world. In 1987 his dream came… Read More Clean Up Australia Day 2017
Bottles used to package water can take over 1,000 years to bio-degrade and if incinerated, they produce toxic fumes. It takes up to 3-7 litres of water and one litre of oil to produce one litre of bottled water, that’s not including the oil required for transport. Most water bottles end in landfill. It takes… Read More Water, Water, Every where.. Nor any Drop to Drink.
What season are you grateful for? It’s the first day of autumn here but living in Brisbane, Australia that won’t make much of a change to the weather. Australia has 2 season; Summer and a very short winter. Here in Brisbane it is lucky to go under 5c/41f at night in winter. But I will… Read More Gratitude Challenge – Days 15 & 16