Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Aussie Maria's Australia

Hi everyone
Something I was thinking and churning through my brain over the Christmas break was about having a regular post when I could not think of anything to say or nothing was going on.  I knew it had to be about Australia, especially with my blog name.  Even though the blog name came about for an entirely other reason - with a name like Maria and being dark-haired and skinned, I have repeatedly been asked if I was Italian or Maltese etc - so hence the blog name.

Well I love travelling and my country is fantastic!!!!  I thought that would give me something to write about.  Only do a little travelling now, but over time I have visited every state and territory in Australia -
except, Tasmania - and I so very much want to visit there.  Another one for my Bucket List.  Don't think it will be this year with DD3's wedding under 4 months away.

So I will show you the places I visit now and the places I have visited in the past, so some of the photos may have a distinct retro look   :-)

I have shown you some photos of last years visit to Western Australia, including Perth and Broome.  Now for todays photo ..........

Right in between Xmas and New Year I have a birthday and this is how the morning looked

not typical Australian summer weather

  Hubby organised for us to have a lovely meal and show on Darling Harbour Showboat Cruise

Harbour Bridge with the fireworks mesh setup for New Years

bottom of Harbour Bridge to Opera House

Opera House

and this is how the daylight hours ended on the showboat
My photos of the area at night did not turn out too well - Sorry  :-)

Bye for now


  1. Great idea. A friend advised me to talk about life in Oz as I am so interested in the lives of bloggy friends overseas.
    Hope you had a happy birthday, the cruise looked lovely.

  2. I'm too excited over here in the States. Great idea. I can't wait to travel around the country with you. Everyone here seem to have your home as one of the FUTURE destinations that we can only dream about when all are retired. It's getting the two weeks that are mandatory for a visit off of work. I, myself, would come for a whole month. Say about now, when it 0 out here.

    Keep em coming the pictures are great.

    Happy Birthday Too,
    Kate-The Garden Bell

  3. Those photos are beautiful Maria! Great Shots. YOu had a hot evening last night by all accounts! Heard it on the News.
    Hottest night.
    Really enjoyed this post, and Happy Birthday to you!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    Hapy Birthday dear Maria!
    Happy Birthday to you!
    From all your Blogger friends!!!!
    Hugs and lOve Suex

  4. Hi Maria I hope you had a great birthday. Great photos - what with you and Helsie we will get to know all about Australia and its fab! Thank you so much Kim x

  5. don't you love living in sydney! sometimes I take our city for granted or have a whinge about traffic but it really is a beautiful city and so famous too!!!

    hats off to you for having 3 children under 13 months! wow I thought 3 under 3 was bad last year but you take the cake!!!!! I always wanted 4 but as they get older I see that things change and they need me in other ways!!!!!! thanks for the warning, I need to be prepared!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank goodness for my craft!


  6. Hi Maria Thanks for dropping by my blog here is the information about the book you enquired about - The Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques by Jan Eaton published by Search Press - I got mine from Amazon. Its a really good book to have! All the best Kim x

  7. Lovely idea and thanks for sharing your pictures. I have never had the opertunity to travel abroad, we are still finding lots of places in Britain we haven't seen. look forward to more pictures. Julie.C

  8. Hi Maria!
    Nice pictures!
    Great idea to show your country.
    ~X~ Karin

  9. Hello maria, I love the picture of the Opera house. Where were yah when you took 'em pictures? Which places will you visit in Tasmania? I have some friends in the area who are always telling me to give them a visit as the place is awesome. I didn't have any chance just yet as work is work and there is just too much of it at this time. Anyways, I hope to read more of your blog and that you have the chance to tour Tasmania soon

  10. hallo marie,

    australien is soooo nice.I liebe die natur sehr ....

    greatings conny,
    fron die nederlands