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Sunday, 6 October 2019

SANDY GALLOP GOLF COURSE, IPSWICH. QUEENSLAND




SANDY GALLOP GOLF COURSE, IPSWICH. QUEENSLAND
Sandy Gallop Golf Club is located in 100 Lobb St, Churchill, QLD 4305

We headed off early and waved passed everyone waiting for the bus at the leagues club. Our stop before golf was Café 63 at Winston Glades. 



The busy café is popular with western Ipswich diners for its ambience and excellent service. Situated on the outside of a shopping centre, you can either dine inside in air conditioning booths or table seating or outside on the veranda lined by flower beds in bloom. Flowers are for sale at the front door of the café as well, giving a celebratory tone. Open from early morning until late afternoon on weekdays and 9pm on weekends, the café’s seasonal menu covers all bases and is well-priced. Famous for their all-day classic breakfast dishes, lunch and dinner branch out into salads, burgers, sandwiches and wraps, with mains including pork belly, steak and salad and slow-cooked lamb shoulder with beer battered fries. We ordered a couple of breakfast burgers and coffee, then headed onto Sandy Gallop Golf Course.





Sandy Gallop is a golf course rich with history opening in 1919, an interesting and undulating natural bushland layout. We missed this game last year, preferring to go camping at Burrum Heads.

The course itself has recently undergone some major improvements making it now more user friendly and enjoyable to play. The 5100m, par 70 course is traversed by Deebing Creek and offers a good test of golfing skill.





Records indicate Sandy Gallop was the scene of Greg Norman’s first professional victory – the 1976 Coal City Pro-am. The honour board for this event also includes such names as Peter & Jeff Senior and Ian Baker-Finch.

The club is renowned for its friendly atmosphere hence being commonly known as "The Friendly Club". It showed I haven’t picked up a club for 6 weeks, not hitting a decent shot all day. Kim came along and took some great photos. I had one selfie to ten golf photos.
Playing in a team helps individuals to develop many of the social skills they will need for life. It teaches people to cooperate, to be less selfish, and to listen to other people.





It also gives everyone a sense of belonging. It helps them make new friends and builds their social circle outside home and work.

Saturday, 5 October 2019

STYLE EUMUNDI, SUNSHINE COAST. AUSTRALIA



STYLE EUMUNDI, SUNSHINE COAST. AUSTRALIA
"Don't be into trends. Don't make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live."

We headed to Eumundi Markets to highlight a great small business, Style Eumundi. This is one of Kim’s favourite fashion shops in Eumundi.



Famous for its artisan culture, the Eumundi Markets have a major emphasis on fashion. This is the place where many local designers get their big break and create a loyal following. As a result, the bustling and enduringly popular markets feature everything from children’s clothing to apparel, summer dresses, jewellery, hats, shoes and handbags, and chances are the stallholder you meet is the very person who designed and created the piece.





The Eumundi Markets are renowned as the biggest and best art and craft markets in Australia and have a culture of “make it, bake it, sew it, grow it”, meaning most of what’s available is hand-made and unique to the Sunshine Coast District.
If art is food for your creative soul, then Eumundi has a banquet on offer. From Tina Cooper's glorious, vibrant glass gallery to the intricate Indigenous artwork of Red Desert Gallery, the town's artistic offerings are enlightening and inspiring.



Eumundi newcomer Artisan's Gallery is worth a visit for its fine art and timber work, and don't miss the contemporary street art on show at Generator Gallery.
While the town itself is small, Eumundi's passion for style is enormous. The Emporium offers an abundance of women's clothing, jewellery and accessories, along with some gorgeous, on-trend homewares.




The aptly named Eumundi Style boutique stocks an exclusive range of colourful garments. They are a lifestyle store, which specialise in natural fibres and Australian designers.
Kim loves the store and the ranges that they stock are a tribute to Aussie girls. They are proud to support Aussie labels and pay tribute to their amazing designs, fabrics  and have  an extraordinary variety under one banner EUMUNDI STYLE and the women at Pearls for Girls will help you find the perfect piece of pearl, turquoise or amber jewellery.








Eumundi is renowned for its music scene and the town's weekly line-up is unlikely to disappoint those in need of some music therapy.






While Kim enjoyed shopping, I took the opportunity to check out The Imperial Hotel.  The Imperial Hotel and Eumundi Brewery really is a jewel of the Noosa hinterland, with its colourful creative décor and murals, wide verandahs, sensational beer garden and relaxed vibe. The impressive hotel menu features their spin on classic pub favourites along with a selection of contemporary dishes – guaranteed to appeal to all the foodies in your tribe.







And when it comes to the brews, Eumundi Brewery Lager and Eumundi Brewery Pale Ale have become firm favourites with locals and tourists alike.

I took a 60 minute Eumundi Brewery Tasting Tour, where I got to explore the 100 year-old hotel and brewery. We heard about the history of brewing in Eumundi, learnt about the beer making process and enjoyed a 'tasting log' (Eumundi is an old timber town after all!) of the local brews.







The hotel is also a great place to soak up live music grooves. Guests will enjoy acoustic sets in the beer garden all weekend + see some of the best bands in the business playing ticketed shows in the entertainment spaces known as 'The Bunker', 'The Green Room' and 'The Brewery'.




The Imperial Hotel in Eumundi is a strikingly vibrant hotel, offering visitors a multitude of reasons to visit. In my opinion, it's the perfect location destination for "where shall we meet?" - throw excellent food plus fabulous ambience into the equation and we have a sure-fire winner!




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Sunday, 29 September 2019

The Village Markets Stones Corner, Qld. Australia




The Village Markets Stones Corner
Burleigh Heads huge fashion market is making waves in Brisbane.

We know that sometimes after a ruff week, you just want to paws and head out to breakfast with your furry friend. We were in a dog walking group a couple of years ago and we had breakfast at Brown Dog Café so we decided to drop in there again before heading to Stones Corners Markets.  Woollongabba's cafes often have queues around the block, a trend that is unique to Queensland diners.






Brown Dog has to be one of the undisputed gems if Brisbane. Brown Dog Cafe occupies a tiny ex-corner store in a bit of a no-man’s land outside of the Woolloongabba’s antique quarter, but that doesn’t stop the crowds piling in on a regular basis. The vibe is cool urban retro, and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.






The lures are many - the friendly spot on service, well made Di Bella coffee and food that miraculously appears from the airline-galley sized kitchen, not to mention the park-your-dog spaces outside. On that note, one of the standout dishes happens to be the Dog breakfast – scrambled eggs, haloumi, avocado, roma tomato and spinach. Even though they are really busy, they always greet all clients, and happy to take orders. We could stay all morning, but the markets were beckoning.






Our favourite Burleigh Heads market, The Village Markets, expanded North to Brisbane at Stones Corner on a quarterly basis. This was our second chance to drop in and check out the stores.





The Village Markets at Stones Corner Village lined up with boutique market stalls, live music, creative workshops, family fun, pre-loved designer and vintage Rack Sales and good vibes. Alongside this is a beautiful street filled with boutiques, eateries, eclectic establishments and more.



One thing we like about visiting different markets is that they are all unique; they all sell perishable commodities from varied suppliers but there will always be a few stallholders distinctive to each market.

Fashion, art, homewares and handcrafted goods as far as the eye can see — that's The Village Markets. A Burleigh Heads favourite ever since setting up shop over a decade ago, this regular browsing and buying mecca combines a specially curated stall lineup with food, drinks, live local music and creative workshops, plus a super relaxed vibe.
It’s great news for us living north of Burleigh Heads, TVM now makes the leap to Brisbane. Forget driving down the highway — all we need to do is make our way to Stones Corner Village once a quarter.





Regardless of the time of year, the market is perfect for anyone looking for a gift — for others, and for themselves. Think everything from colourful dresses to luxe jewellery to accessories for your puppy, plus the Brissie version of TVM's famed pre-loved designer and vintage rack sales.


Stones Corner - The Village Markets

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