This is a page with all manner of things, things that don’t really fit anywhere else in this website, information about the various creatures and plants we share this small bit of paradise with, book reviews by local writers and authors and just about anything else we can think of that might be fun to discuss here…   So keep coming back to see what we have added to this section of our website.

Birds, snakes, frogs and plants… and that is just the start!

To start things off, we have a series of beautiful images and writings about local fauna and flora  which Peter Storer has put together on the website of the Samford Commons, so click on the image below and you will be taken there.   In case you were wondering, it is a Scarlet Sided Popplebonk – which of course you knew!  Why, if it is a Scarlet sided thing does it have green/blue sides I wonder?  Since writing the above, Peter has explained that it is because of the way light works with cameras, if you actually see one of these frogs in reality, you would see that they have red stripes along their groins, rather than their sides.  So it is a reasonable name after all.

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Book Reviews:

When you click on the link below you will be taken to our page of book reviews written by local authors, where you will be able to read reviews of a wide range of books, some of which we might even have in our library, but to be sure, we will put  links to both ebook and paper book sources of these books.

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Short Stories:

Our short story page now has two stories in it, one a piece of fiction by Julie Martin, a powerful story of man’s inhumanity to man, but ends on a hopeful note, the other is a brief history of the Samford CSIRO site written by Rollo Beaufort Waite, who worked there for many years.  All good stuff!

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This is a collection of stories or poems that are based on the writer’s experiences, they could be sad, scary, exciting, happy or just about anything, just as long as it describes in some form something that happened to the writer.

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A page where Poets can leap around and demonstrate how powerful words can be.   So if you consider yourself to be a poet, or feel that perhaps you might be one, please do get in contact with us and we can see what might be possible with your work.

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Drabbles are a form of writing that has to be done with exactly 100 words – which if you think about it for a minute you will realise how extremely difficult this actually is.  You have to get the entire plot of a story clearly understood, all its characters developed enough for the story to work, and make it interesting for the reader (and not simply on the grounds of being intrigued to see if the author has managed to meet the challenge) and use exactly 100 words to achieve this.

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Random Ponderings:

This is a  collection of random thoughts, discoveries, useful information and anything else we find amusing.

If anything in this page amuses you, or interests you and you would like to know more about it, please give us a shout here and we shall do our best to find out more for you.   In the mean time, we hope this collection of stuff will both amuse and inform you…………..

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A page where writings on historical topics can be found.   Local, international, recent history, ancient history, anything in fact.  The only limitation is that it has to be about something that happened a while ago.

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Kid’s Writing:

A page in which we showcase the writing of local kids, all ages from tiny to 18 will be found here we hope and intend.

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