The secret forest of Cliveden Avenue

Tucked at the eastern end of Cliveden Avenue in Corinda is another world, a remnant of the original bushland that once covered the greater Brisbane area. Walk down the path, over the creek bridge and you are on your way to a delightful and easy circuitous 2 km walk through a pocket of bushland that feels a million miles away from suburban Brisbane.

The world in one school

Milpera State School is an inherently optimistic place. You take children with very little English, very few resources and you turn them into people who are keen to learn and ready to move into society and make a positive contribution.

Suburban dentist, a salt works, and one of Queensland’s most important female novelists

I am thinking of renaming this blog The Rabbit Hole, or, alternatively, ‘Two Degrees of Separation’, because the number of times I start an article with one story and finish with another is amazing. Just down the road from where I live is a suburban dental practice. No surprises there. But what is fascinating is the building in which it is housed. And the fascinating connections made through time and space to one of Queensland’s most important and prodigious female novelists, Mrs Campbell Praed.

Over the fence, in Harrisville

Historic Harrisville, less than one hour's drive south-west of Brisbane, delivers a great day out. And during the month of May there is the added attraction of the annual Open Studios of the Scenic Rim weekends. In Harrisville you can visit talented artist Colleen Gardener's art exhibition at the Gardener Art Studio, housed in an old bank building in the main street. Read on to find out all the details.