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Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018

Chiang Mai Flower Festival 2018

Feb 3, 2018

    What a way to start the Asian leg of our adventure, with a flower festival! We were supposed to begin in Siem Reap, but our plans changed when James read about this festival. So Thailand, in particular Chiang Mai became our first port of call. Was it a good call? It was a

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Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges

Gardens of the Dandenong Ranges

Nov 12, 2017

The scene is set as soon as we walk in the gate. Sitting unceremoniously in plastic buckets are glossy red Waratah blooms for sale. Nothing special to Dandenong locals but to a Queenslander, it was enough to send me fumbling for my camera! A mere 35kms from Melbourne the Dandenong Ranges are a low mountain

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Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay

Oct 25, 2016

I am doing a rather fetching impersonation of a fly catcher. Thank heavens it is dark and no one can see me! All around us music soars and giant man made tree-like structures put on a spectacular light show. Towering behind them, the impossibly lovely Marina Bay Sands Hotel gazes down on the action. This

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Two English Gardens

Two English Gardens

Sep 18, 2016

– Hidecote and Highgrove – There are very few things more magical than an English garden on a summer’s day. As an Aussie, I reckon I can just about get away with that line, my resident Pom, James, might have other thoughts as a non-gardener, but as the writer of this piece I am calling

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