Roots of the sea

Across cultures, across centuries, mangroves have been perceived as the ethereal roots of the sea. The small trees and shrubs date back to prehistoric times and are present in two realms at once, conglomerating and thriving in swampy lagoons on the boundary of land and sea. They are thought to have originated in Asia, before … More Roots of the sea

G’day mate! How ya going? A guide to Australian English

G’day! Here in Brizzy we are on the verge of winter, the sun is shining, the locals are complaining that it’s cold and the shops are full of winter clothes… last time I checked it was 26 degrees. If this is an Australian, sorry ‘Stralyan, winter, I could definitely get used to it. ‘Straya is the … More G’day mate! How ya going? A guide to Australian English

Life’s a beach

When we were little, and we played in the sand pit with diggers and dumpers, we used to joke that if we kept digging we would get to Australia. Sadly we never did, the bottom of the sandpit proving an impenetrable barrier to the magical land of strange creatures and endless sunshine. However on Fraser … More Life’s a beach

Trees Galore

From planting young saplings to walking through ancient rainforest, this week has revolved around trees. We spent a morning volunteering with the UQ Sustainability Team planting trees at UQ Gatton campus. This campus is located about an hour away from the St Lucia campus and is Australia’s leading provider in the field of Animals, Agriculture, … More Trees Galore

G’day from Brizzy!

… or in the words of Adele, hello from the other side (of the world). The only island that’s a country, the only country that’s a continent and the only continent that’s an island; make no mistake about it, Australia is one big place. The long second flight certainly made me appreciate this. After landing in … More G’day from Brizzy!