Our stay in Germany continued on to the little village of Mittel-Loxten outside Versmold, pronounced Fairsmold. As the weather changed from rainy drizzle to sharp winds, the temperature dropped. We were welcomed on a cold Friday afternoon with kaffee und kuchen on the family heirloom china and a family reunion began. Versmold is a small … More Family time in Versmold
Autumn in Halle, Westfalen is a wonderful experience of muted colours, warm rooms and falling leaves. We arrived to slight drizzle at my man’s hometown. Europe has had a late and hot summer, so the autumn colours are not so advanced as would normally be the case at this time of the year. Our friends … More Herbst in Halle, Westfalen
Oh, the joys of independent travel! The lost bag in Bergen arrived late in the evening before we left for Amsterdam. At the huge Schipol airport, we waited at the baggage carousels where the offending Bergen bag arrived pronto – but not the other one! We waited and waited for half an hour then began … More Iamsterdam
Our flight from Brisbane to Bergen via Hong Kong and Helsinki arrived in the gathering dark and driving rain of a Norwegian autumn evening. After 24 hours we had landed in Bergen but only one suitcase had made it with us. We were told the bag would arrive in a further 24 hours. My thin … More Brisbane to Bergen Beginnings
Olleywood is our favoured destination when we have visitors. We take the winding drive up over the Burringbar Ranges towards Murwillumbah with the views of the Wollumbin Caldera to that wonderful art gallery perched on a rise overlooking the beautiful Tweed River valley. Last month we went alone – on the 30th anniversary of the … More Outing to Olleywood – Tweed Regional Gallery turns 30.