Australian Superhero – The Great Galah

Most people are familiar with the cute little Australian parrots, the Galahs; they are very distinctive with bright pink upper bodies, grey back and wings, and a white cap.  They are sometimes associated with a common saying of ‘Great Galah’ which is directed towards someone in a joking way.I wanted to turn this phrase around and use […]

The Great Oz Eddventure #44 – Carpet Python Snake meal at Tidbinbilla

Every other week (around Sunday) the resident Carpet Python that lives in the Visitor Centre at Tidbinbilla gets fed a mouse.  I’ve never seen a snake eat anything before so this was quite an eye opener – as it looked like the snake was having reverse regurgitation!  It’s jaws dislocate and extend over it’s prey […]

The Great Oz Eddventue #43 – NASA Deep Space Tracking Station

A few months ago Hazel and I visited the NASA Deep Space Tracking Station at Tidbinbilla.  I drive past this everyday to and from work and it always amazes me how huge the dishes are (biggest in the Southern hemisphere).  I also like the way it compares the advancement of technology with the beauty of […]

The Great Oz Eddventure #42 – Snorkelling in Byron Bay

On Monday, Hazel and I went snorkelling with Byron Bay Dive Centre at a little island called Julian Rocks.  In the 45 minutes that we were there, we saw a turtle, wobbegong shark, manta ray, puffer fish, trumpet fish and a whole other range of exciting fish, that was enticing the scuba diver within me. I […]

The Great Oz Eddventure #41 – Virgin Blues

Last Friday we departed from Canberra Airport to Gold Coast Airport for our little trip to Byron Bay over the long weekend. However, at Canberra airport we were met with a small delay, gate change and different plane.  Once we had boarded our pilot told us, humorously, that our previous plane had a runny nose and didn’t want […]

Australian Superhero – The Magpie

When I eat my lunch at Tidbinbilla, there is always a friendly magpie that comes to join me hoping for a crumb.  He walks around strutting his chest, owning the picnic area as his territory.  This gave me inspiration for a superhero that knows his territory. Majority of people know magpies as swooping birds protecting their […]