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Last year it was Wheelie Windy. This year the Village Bike people have done it again with another wonderful installation for the Swell Sculpture Festival. This time it’s Wind in the Wheelos! Out riding this morning, IΒ detoured along the Currumbin beachfront for a preview of what’s on the canvas for this year’s festival. Each year, about fifty sculptures take up residence on Currumbin Beach and along its esplanade for a 10 day… Read More

Gothenburg is a city of commerce, bustling the length of a long thin harbour and along narrow cobble-stoned streets where shops furnish Swedish style and advertise Global Blue Tax Free shopping. The city was doused in hues of grey during our stay, except for one day when the clouds cleared and Nordic blue swept the sky clear. Sunshine sent the flowers into rapture and I joined them. I walked that sunny day,… Read More

At latitude 28.0Β° S, longitude 153.4Β° E, Easter marks the last hurrah for summer. It seems not to matter whether Easter falls early or late, many see it as the last beach holiday, a close to swimming, sandy feet and salty hair. YetΒ with the water temperature dipping to 19Β°C in the depths of winter while the minimum atmospheric temperature averages 12Β°C, Easter doesn’t mark the end of beach time, swim time or… Read More