Eurovision #ThrowbackThursday – Winners from Ireland

One country that truly say they have conquered Eurovision (albeit not since the mid-90s) is the Republic of Ireland. They have won an astonishing SEVEN times, including three in a row and four in five years! Here they are, all of them in chronological order. 1970 Dana – All kinds of Everything This is not …

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Brisbane from the River (via City Hopper)

Hi all! Today is more of a photographic post – images from the Brisbane River of the city of the same name from the free ferry that goes up and down the river delivering people to different stops on the way – the City Hopper. As a visitor to Brisbane, it’s a great way to …

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Discovering the capitals of West Africa

West Africa is not the first region people think of travelling to, especially from the west. The capital cities are often where the most money may be – in any country, not just in Africa – and they often can shine a little light into the past as well. Some cities show evidence of an …

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Eurovision Throwback Thursday – Joy Fleming (Germany 1975)

Happy Thursday to ye all. Today I want to show you a very special Eurovision song from the contest in Sweden in the year I was born, 1975. This was the competition following on from Abba's huge win in 1974 with 'Waterloo'. The 1975 winner 'Ding-a-dong' from the Netherlands has not stood the test of …

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Travelling with Music – Then and Now

When doing long-term travel, or indeed any travel that involves long journeys by bus, plane or train (or anything in-between!) there’s one thing that can help pass the time. And that’s meeting others. Oh wait no, that’s not it. Watching movies. No no…. okay apart from those two things, there’s only one OTHER way of …

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Childhood Memories, Roller Coasters & Melbourne’s Luna Park

A new day, a new week. I’m going to try and publish an Australia-based post each week. And today I am taking you to a place from my childhood – Melbourne’s Luna Park. It’s an amusement park in the area of St Kilda, almost on the beach in one of the most popular parts of …

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Eurovision Throwback Thursday – Dami Im

Hi all! Here in Australia we have just had a televised contest to choose the song that we will send to Europe. It was the sort of affair that completely mimicked the contest itself, and the winner was Kate Miller Heidke with 'Zero Gravity', a very Eurovision song indeed, one with that added dose of …

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Photos from the ‘Other’ Bali – Cameroon

Howdy all, hope this post finds you well. One of the highlights of my time a few years back now in Cameroon was a visit to the village of ‘Bali’. For Australians, ‘Bali’ generally will only ever mean the Indonesian island where we flock in droves. (not me, not yet!) In fact, I would presume …

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