Change the way you look at Christmas and what you look at might change.

Christmas is just days away, as we watch people scurring from shop to shop in search of that illusive perfect gift, whilst their stress and anxiety hits record levels

What is Christmas and the art of gifting ?

Creating more landfill ?
Increasing your debt levels?
Buying presents just to fill the stocking

Maybe Christmas is the act of love wrapped up in gratitude?

Why not give a meaningful gift’s this year?

Make or decorate a pot
Rescue a teddy bear and give it a new life.

A painting that you have created
Framing the perfect photograph
Create an ever-lasting dried flower arrangement
Or just adopt your New Furry Friend

Then take the time to wrap your gifts in homemade wrapping paper and a card

Give your own personalised GIFT VOUCHER

One hour destress massage
Dinner for 2 – A culinary delight
Weekly car wash/polish for 12 months – a true labour of love

Give an annual membership and support the local’s

Cairns Museum
local Gym membership
Fitzroy Island
The Australian Armour and Artillery Museum
Why not Donate to “Buy a Bale” for our Australian Farmers.

The possibilities are endless

My personal favourite is a book and it won’t break the bank

“The five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman

Check it out and see what you think.

Have a safe and happy Christmas

Rodney Wilson

Merry Christmas Cairns

Check out some of the COOL SPOTS around Cairns CBD

Cairns Library has a touch of christmas.
Great place to get relief from the scorching weather.
Airconditioned with comfortable seats and a good book
What a way to go!!
Cairns Museum is purposed build for the Cairns Climate (BA) before airconditiong
A big wide balcony with a natural breeze passing through.
Free internet and FREE water.
Become a member and have access to this unique facility
Plus you can check out Cairns Heritage 6 days a week.
Too much to take in one visits
Adult entry is $15.00 or become a annual member for only $27.50
Wow what a great Christmas present.
Oceania Walk naturally ventilated shopping walk with amazing array of shops.
Recently Community Food moved in
Open Tue – Thur 10am – 4pm
Fri 8am-5pm
Sat-Sun 9am till 12noon
with a FREE Afternoon Tea every Thursday from 2pm – 4pm
This is a Volunteer run shop and it needs more help.
Empire Alternacade. has opened it’s doors in Sheridan Cairns
It’s an 18+venue providing PLAY-TIME for the big kids alcohol Included.
Open 7days a week 10am till midnight
Time Zone has it’s grand opening in Cairns 14/15 December.
Corner Abbott st and Shield st
The final touched Arte being done.
Just take your time to walk the city streets and see:
The variety of shops on offer
Street art
Feel the beautiful natural breeze
There is so much so see and do in the Cains CBD
Lets not forget Rustys Market
Full of tropical flavours and Christmas colours
Over Christmas the markets is only closed
Christmas Eve, Christmas and Boxing Day
otherwise business as usual.

Natural shade and a place to sit and reflect

Christmas in the Tropics

Santas Parade from Cairns Central to the Esplanade with street performer, dancers and Santa. Then Free family activities before the Christmas Tree lights where switched on.

Free things to do in Cairns

There is always somethings happening in Cairns

Today in Cairns

This Sunbus driver was testing his driving skills in Cairns Today. Even the police couldn’t believe it.

Is there something new in Cairns today

Pawn Star in Cairns now has 3 boats to accommodate those who want a seafood experience without the risk of inclement weather and only a step away from the shore. A safe option!

Maybe all you need to do is change the way you look at things…
And what you look at changes.

Watching how the clouds just wrap around the moon.
This is a Boatel, a Hotel that just floats.
An Ex Dive Boat that has been given a new lease of life.
Another form of recycling
Well done Cairns Dive Centre.
You don’t need to have leaves to survive
Or do you?
It’s what’s inside that matters
There is always a spot to watch the magical sunrise.

No lack of FREE front row seating.
Might see you there tomorrow?
This tree has really got it’s “roots” stuck in!

Nature is so amazing!
This could be a oil painting.
What do you think?
Remember it doesn’t matter how many times you take a path, there is aways something NEW.

Take the time and open your eyes wide on your next trip
You never know what you might see.

Travel Safely

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Remembrance Day 2019

Yes today we stood in silence on the 11 hour honouring the fallen.The men and women who gave their lives so that we could enjoy the FREEDOM we have today.

It was a very moving hour
As groups and individual showed their respect
Not to be forgotten
I sit in the Cairns War Cemetary

As the sun goes down we will remember them.

Good night

Sociable Sunday starts unfolding as the Sun rises over the Cairns Lagoon.

The lagoon cleaned and ready to open at 6am
Even the birds are taking off
And there is a spot for me under one of the palms
Words can’t express it
A helicopter awaits my arrival

Cairns Made Festival Christmas addition@ Pier shopping centre from 9am till 2pm. Local designers,crafters artists,makers and bakers showcases their creations and products.

Julie Dore Fly’s her flag at the Cains Pier Market today.
What an amazing woman!
If you have kids or friends with young kids what a great Christmas present
Julie is a self published author and a teacher for 14 years.

Book normally $30.00 but today $25.00

And there more only mins away

Leukaemia Christmas Craft Fair @Cairns Show Grounds from 9am till 3pm. A charity event with more than 180 stalls of local handmade crafts.

What’s New in Cairn’s 9th November 2019

Pacifico NOW OPEN

Pacifico opened 4 weeks ago in the old Green Ant Cantina In Bunda st. Menu is simple but adequate. It’s had a facelift and offers brunch and dinner Tuesday till Saturday with a Happy hour from 4pm till 6pm wine and Beer Only.

Outback Jacks Bar and Grill have reopened.

Outback Jacks Bar and Grill are back in business on the corner Abbott and Aplin.

Just opened last week and has a fresh new look. Limited seating available as they settle in. New logo and menu including Australian local produce.

Multi Culture event is Happening

A Multi cultural event kicks of about 4pm today on the Cairns Esplanade with a ceremony at the Lagoon and entertainment on the lawns with yummy Thai food available. Weather is perfect with a nice breeze.

Another Cairn’s Free Ticketed event

Bailey Crystalbrook opens

Bailey Crystalbrook is coming alive across the road from our Cairn’s Bat colony. Had a nice ambience with CC’s Bar and Grill, Milk Bar and Pacha Mama and the final hotel in the Trilogy Flynn opens early next year.

A photo from outside
Art work above the entrance door
and the Flynn in line of sight

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