Inspiration from Down Under

Jessica Bakkers

Isn’t it interesting just what inspires words. What creates idea. What germinates a seed that grows into a forest.

I’ve found inspiration – or rather, inspiration has found me – in the everyday world in which I live… or at least my little corner of it.

Inspiration, Australian style;

IMG_1104 Sydney Opera House? Or futuristic sailing barge?

IMG_1109 Sydney Harbour Bridge? Or the perfect place for snipers?

IMG_1576 Darling Harbour? Or a rendezvous for star-crossed lovers?

IMG_2104 A park in Bendigo? Or a haunted meadow in daylight? 

IMG_2098 Historical church? Or an angel’s safe house?

IMG_0771 Surfers Paradise? Or Jaws?

IMG_1207 The Gold Coast? Or a vision of heaven?

IMG_1724 A country town? Or a street frequented by poltergeists?

IMG_1734 Ocean off Torquey? Or the end of the known world? 

IMG_0567 Bicheno Tasmania? Or an alien landscape? 

IMG_1581 A unique dessert? Or a futuristic meal?

So what do you think? Do you see landmarks, cityscapes or sights in your own corner…

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Brisbane, Australia 🇦🇺 


Hey bloggers,

So yesterday I was in Brisbane Australia and all I can say is that Australia is still by far my favourite place in the world . It is my dream to live there. The energy that city gives me is incredible. I spent the afternoon at the ” Lone Pine Koala sanctuary. ” It was so awesome to see the different animals. It was great. Because two years ago I was in Melbourne and had the chance to see the koalas and kangaroos. I figured I’d do it again. Why not right ? Here are some pictures below :

Love this country so much. I really believe it’s the must gorgoeus country of all. I am obsessed. Can’t you tell? The weather was amazing and it was so hot. Couldn’t complain. People in Australia are so friendly and nice. Such good spirit. Here are some photos belows at…

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Facing MY Fears!

The Recovering Gardener

°Brisbane Australia, three days visiting Richards uncle and cousins – for once long-suffering had the upper hand on the next stage of our ‘trip of a lifetime’. He sat calm beside me on the three hour plus flight from Christchurch to Brisbane as I sat freaking out at all the wild animals, insects, reptiles, sharks etc. that may or may not  – crawl, jump, dive, slither, snap or bite terminating me from existence!

We had it on good authority – our youngest daughter – that Richards cousin Andrew and his wife Jodie – both originally from New Zealand with its almost zero population of nasties – would be great hosts for the duration of our three day stop in Brisbane. We were not disappointed.

Walking out from the airport we were not prepared for how hot this country really is and although our hosts were waiting with their air-conditioned car our…

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Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide – are coastal. Its capital, Canberra, is inland. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback, and unique animal species like kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.



Located on Australia’s southeastern coast, Sydney is the capital of New South Wales. A modern city with a long history, Sydney is defined by its scenic harbor. The region’s first inhabitants lived along the harbor’s bank for thousands of years. The harbor was also the landing site for convicts sent to Australia during the 1780s. Today, ferries take visitors for cruises under the famed Sydney Harbor Bridge and past the iconic Sydney Opera House.



The capital of the state of Victoria, Melbourne is Australia’s second most populated city…

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