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My stories are based on my life experience and ongoing research, people I’ve met, places I’ve been and my family archives. I write about food in the context of family life and history. Some of my stories may touch you deeply. They reveal God’s providence and grace in my life and the lives of special others and the triumph of faith, hope and love over adversity and suffering. Others, like my food stories and recipes, and my “little gems”, pick up everyday themes, are practical and generally light-hearted.

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Back to the Barcoo: Stonehenge and Jundah



As part of a recent road trip to Queensland’s northwest and central west, my husband Tony and I returned to Brisbane via the Barcoo Shire, stopping at Stonehenge, Jundah and Windorah. For Tony, our visit to Stonehenge was much anticipated, as his previous and memorable stopover at Stonehenge, as part of his schools ministry, was in 1986, 34 years ago!

This story is a sequel to Visit Outback Queensland: A virtual tour of Windorah (June 20, 2020). There, I shared much of what Tony and I saw and learnt during our visit to Windorah in October last year. You may remember I concluded the virtual tour by stating that we enjoyed our visit to Windorah so much that we planned to return this year and include Jundah and Stonehenge in our itinerary as well. And we are so glad we did!

As I will reveal, many surprises lay in store for us.

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