I thought you might like to check out a few more photos from my recent trip to Queensland. There are photos in the gallery below from Surfers Paradise, Movie World, Sea World and a day trip to Brisbane. Just click on any of the thumbnails to see larger photos then scroll through the images.
Have you heard about the thieves in Brisbane who made three unsuccessful attempts to rob a jewellery store? They started by throwing spark plugs at the front window trying to smash their way in. Next they decided to break in via the rear doors but found themselves in the neighbouring Animal Welfare League Opp Shop.
For their final attempt, they broke into a toilet block at the rear of the connected shops and used an iron bar to hack through a wall. They expected to arrive in the jewellers, but instead landed in the local KFC, surprising junior staff and themselves. I don’t think that fried chicken is quite as valuable on the black market as jewellery.
Thankfully they’ve now been arrested but I reckon it’s a fair guess that they were in the wrong career. Not that crime is ever a good career choice.
My original career was in the hospitality industry. I did a four year cooking apprenticeship many, many years ago so I’m actually a qualified chef. There was a range of reasons that I decided it wasn’t the career for me.
I’m wondering if you’ve jumped career. What was it that made you decide to switch? Why did you leave one career and start something new?
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Although it’s not even two weeks old, 2011 is a year that will be remembered for the devastating floods covering much of Queensland and now threatening other areas of Australia. Hundreds of thousands of people will be directly affected with many years of rebuilding ahead.
It’s extremely difficult to come to terms with the magnitude of the disaster and experts are saying that there’s a lot more on the way. Queensland’s capital is bracing for the rising Brisbane River to flood around 20 000 properties in 50 suburbs with thousands expected to seek emergency accommodation.
During my morning radio program on 98.5 Sonshine FM today I spoke to Liam Renton from one of our sister stations, Brisbane’s 96five. As we talked he was standing just metres away from the swollen Brisbane River, watching the flood waters increasing.
You can hear our five minute conversation by clicking the play button on the audio player below.
Do you know anyone affected by the floods? Have you lost a home or loved ones to a natural disaster like these floods? I’d appreciate your comments.
There is a state of being when you feel other worldly and your brain has turned to mush. I have achieved this state.
I’m sitting in Brisbane’s Domestic Airport waiting a few hours for my flight to Perth. I was up at 3:15 this morning in Papua New Guinea to get ready for my flights. Of course, saying that it was 3:15 a.m. means that it was acually 1:15 a.m. Perth time and while I’ve been living on PNG time since Thursday, I’m now about to head home and so I’ll have to readjust very quickly.
We had an amazing time in and around Port Moresby delivering gifts to the children of a small, poor village and visiting another village which received gifts last year. I was there with a small group as guests of Samaritan’s Purse and their yearly Operation Christmas Child. There is so much I want to write but that will need to wait until my brain readjusts itself.
Stay tuned for some great photos and some video of the trip. You’ll hear from me once my brain begins to operate again.
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