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In My Backyard: Marvelous Miami Beach

In My Backyard: Marvelous Miami Beach

Just up the road from Burleigh Heads and across a small headland known as ‘North Burleigh Headland’ is the village of Miami Beach on the Gold Coast, Queensland. With clean, wide sandy beaches, the fantastic Gold Coast surf and excellent picnic and barbeque areas, is it any wonder this is a popular choice for family holidays….

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By 50 Shades, April 2, 2015 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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In My Backyard: Fascinating Fingal Head

In My Backyard: Fascinating Fingal Head

Fingal Head is on the southern side of the Tweed River, only a short drive from Tweed Heads. This charming Tweed village was named after the mythical Celtic giant Fingal who reportedly built the famous Giant’s Causeway in Ireland. The Fingal Lighthouse was built in 1872, due to its easterly location on the coastline on…

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By 50 Shades, February 13, 2015 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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7 Places for a Weekend Escape

7 Places for a Weekend Escape

A great Australian tradition is to get away for a weekend, particularly a long weekend, because we do get a few of these in Australia. It is something that I love to do, but if it involves travelling too far, then forget it! I prefer to jump in my car and drive no more than an…

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By 50 Shades, January 30, 2015 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Byron Bay Girl’s Retreat

  Six women, three nights and a luxury beach house in Byron Bay! Nothing would be more perfect for a girl’s retreat for the weekend. Byron Bay in northern New South Wales, whose claim to fame is that it is geographically the most easterly point in Australia, and has no high rise buildings, no traffic…

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By 50 Shades, January 16, 2015 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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In My Backyard: Springbrook

For a change of scenery and a cooler change during our warm sticky Summer days Springbrook mountain and plateau is only 32 kilometres from the Gold Coast. Spectacular waterfalls, lush rainforest, ancient trees, impressive views, exceptional ecological importance and natural beauty makes this a worthwhile day trip whilst visiting the Gold Coast. Springbrook National Park Springbrook…

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By 50 Shades, January 13, 2015 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Bountiful Burleigh Heads

This is my town – the place I call home on the sunny Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.  It is worlds apart from the dreadfully touristy city of Surfers Paradise, which is only a mere 12 kilometres away. Burleigh Heads has a small village atmosphere with an eclectic style which gives it a laid back easy-going vibe. It…

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By 50 Shades, December 9, 2014 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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In My Backyard: Tallebudgera Creek

Located just off the Gold Coast Highway between Burleigh Heads and Palm Beach, the picturesque Tallebudgera Creek (or Tallie) is the ideal spot for a picnic, water skiing, fishing, lounging on the sandy shores, playing with the kids, snorkelling, paddling a kayak or stand-up paddle board or taking a relaxing stroll. On the northern side…

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By 50 Shades, November 24, 2014 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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In My Backyard: Boating on The Broadwater

If you are lucky enough to own a boat on the Gold Coast there are many places that you can cruise to for a weekend break in The Broadwater at Southport. Or alternatively you can hire a houseboat with one of the many houseboat hire companies, such as Coomera Houseboats and venture out into The…

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By 50 Shades, November 17, 2014 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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In My Backyard: Contrasts of Currumbin

The southern Gold Coast suburb of Currumbin was named from an Aboriginal word meaning “high up” or “place where high trees grow” or “kangaroo”.  This certainly describes the hilly terrain that surrounds one of the most beautiful beaches on the Gold Coast. There are so many contrasts of Currumbin. Currumbin Beach & Creek This place…

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By 50 Shades, November 7, 2014 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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Weekend in the River City of Brisbane

Weekend in the River City of Brisbane

The inaugural eighth annual WINOE’s (Women In Need Of Entertainment) retreat took place this year with a weekend in the River City of Brisbane. Less than an hour up the road for we Gold Coasters, is the place we call ‘Brisvegas’, that most of us only visit to either go to a show or concert or catch an…

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By 50 Shades, October 31, 2014 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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