Tagged with Queensland

Sounds like home: Cairns stereo

Sounds like home: Cairns stereo

The most poignant element of my trip to Cairns for Christmas was realising just how noisy it is in Australia. At 5am there is a chorus of birds, insects, geckos to keep you awake…and all day the wildlife and weather kept me buzzing in sensory overload. It’s remarkable how empty and silent a city as big as … Continue reading

Cairns-mas! Festive in FNQ

Cairns-mas! Festive in FNQ

My first Christmas in Cairns in five years! My first Australian summer in almost as long. It’s safe to say I was unpleasantly hot, sweaty and swollen but equally as excited, relaxed and melancholic to spend a week of holidays in my old hometown. I went through a range of feelings while in Cairns; nostalgia, confusion, … Continue reading

Home or Holiday?

Home or Holiday?

Yesterday I was at a crossroads. Literally, I wanted to cross the road. I was walking on the footpath, looked up and noticed a car stopped at the pedestrian crossing…‘what’s going on here?’  Then I realised the car was patiently waiting for ME to approach the crossing and I hadn’t even turned towards it yet. … Continue reading