Raby Bay Harbourside and my 3 Favourite Eateries …





Roughly midway between Brisbane city and the Gold Coast, Raby Bay harbourside sits within Moreton Bay in South East Queensland, Australia; forming the coastline of Cleveland and Ormiston, suburbs in the Redlands.

Do you know Raby Bay is known for its seagrass meadows, which support the local dugong population?

Catch the occasional dugong along these shores … if you keep an eye out for them.

You can drive to Raby Bay or take a train to the most scenic railway station in Queensland, in my eyes anyway – the Cleveland railway station, which opens out to Raby Bay itself. Read More

My Pictorial Journey through … Mystics of Egypt

Morning … 6.00 am … 11°C, light wind blowing; noticeable but not uncomfortable.

Standing along water’s edge at Abu Simbel rock temple … dedicated to Ra-Harakhty, Ptah and Amun Egypt’s then deities … featured four statues of Ramesses ll … built around 1200 B.C. … Nubian village … southern Egypt, bordering Sudan …watch sun rise over west bank of Lake Nasser …230 km southwest of Aswan … was unforgettable!

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Fish on Fire – A Thai Sensation …

Fish on Fire’ came out with a trail of smoke, filling my senses with exotic aromas …

I am ready to indulge.

Cooked with commitment and passion;

Chef Noy has done it again!

The sight of sails swaying with gentle bay breezes; mingles with the aroma of fish fillets, lighted battered, stir-fried with vegetables and spicy sauce, a traditional Thai recipe.

Thai Inlay of Raby Bay Harbourside sits alongside a strip of Read More

Wedding Well Wishes

Friendship … Courtship … Love across the Oceans … a Thai Wedding …

Love grows, gently, slowly but surely for Kai and Joe; over the years; with understanding and patience.



Understanding and Respect of Family; observation of Customs and Traditions, a Respect second to none.

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My Pictorial Journey through … South East Asia

My Pictorial Journey through … South East Asia
South East Asia or SEA consists of the south-eastern portion of Asian countries. They include Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Brunei and Timor-Leste (Timor East).

Whilst I have not been to all the countries in South East Asia, let me share my pictorial experiences on some of the more popular destinations …

Meander along the Mekong River, South Vietnam, in a pole-propelled boat; too narrow for a motorised boat to navigate on … then lunch along the Mekong River on the freshest fish and vegetables, just caught in front of you & cooked to perfection within minutes; right before your eyes. A feast to behold and enjoy!

Travelling along the Mekong, South Vietnam Read More

Sample Article – Three things I love about myself

Three things I love about myself…

It is really hard to talk about the positive parts of me, but here goes …

I love my positive nature.

Nothing is too hard. I set goals and try to achieve them in a timeline manner.
Sounds a bit corny? Well, it is easier said than done, but I know I have to start somewhere.

Ultimately, I will succeed. Sometimes, the outcome may not be as expected, but usually, it is a good outcome.

Why? Because I strive towards my goal positively and do not accept defeat. Read More

The Lighthouse Restaurant – Simply Unforgettable!

270⁰ Moreton Bay views … freshest local seafood … simply irresistible!



Tucked away at the tip of Cleveland Point, Brisbane is a local secret. When you have a gem like this, you should share.

Surrounded by 270⁰ ocean views of Moreton Bay and surrounding islands … backing Cleveland Point Parkland … located on north-east tip … approximately 25 kilometres (16 miles) east-south-east of Brisbane …The Lighthouse Restaurant embraces Queensland lifestyle of water views, ocean breezes, freshest seafood and friendly personal service.

Named after the only remaining hexagonal-shaped historical timber lighthouse, built around 1865; popular recreation spot for families, social gatherings, watch boats and yachts glide by or just a day outdoors, enjoying sunshine and ocean breezes. Grassed playground, BBQs, sheltered picnic areas, stunning scenery, or sit at the spot where The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was filmed in 2009.

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Tai Chi-Good Health & Well-being

Tai Chi for good health and well-being …

It was predicted to rain … but the weather was kind to us.

Dawn broke sunny and dry; 17°C and cloudless.

7.30 Sunday morning, we assembled at Cleveland Point Park overlooking Moreton Bay, and started our warm-up routine.

Maybe all 22 of us are a bit crazy; fronting up that early on Sunday, but we all can agree that after every Tai Chi session, we feel invigorated and definitely experience more mobility in our joints and improved muscular strength in the long run.

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Editorial – Home With A View


… In harmony with nature … gentle bay breezes …




This property faces the South East Qld esplanade foreshore at Thornlands, sheltered by North Stradbroke Island, interspersed by gum trees & Australian natives.

Put a crab-pot down along the shoreline, take the kayak out for a paddle or just stroll along the shoreline, this home is built in harmony with nature.

Awaken by bird calls each morning; watch sun rise over the horizon… sipping your morning cuppa…

Built for stylish comfort & versatility, this home offers spacious multiple living areas, downstairs and upstairs; with bay breezes, warm in winter & cool in summer. Read More