Archive for June, 2009

Yes, I’m alive!

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Steve is worried because he thinks, since I don’t write on the blog as much as I used to, family and friends are going to think that he has killed me. Well, I’m still alive and kicking.

 And this is just a very quick note to encourage all those Southerners to come to Cairns and pay us a visit. The weather here is still beautifil, hot enough to sunbathe or even have a swim in the swimming pool.

But what’s great news this week in Cairns is the amount of US Navy officers who arrived to Cairns last night: nearly 4000. You can imagine how busy beauty parlours and hairdressers have been with Cairns female population getting ready to welcome them. Have a great time, boys and girls!

At the gates of heaven…

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Farrah Fawcett (RIP) was asked by St. Peter at the Pearly Gates.. is there anything you want? Her response “All I want is for the children of the world to be safe”… and you know the rest of the story

another little piece of rainforest saved forever!!!

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Notice how long it’s been since Maria wrote a blog? What a lazy thing she has become, spending all her days sunbathing by the pool, and her nights partying at Cairns top nightspots while I work…

While she’s been relaxing and I’ve been working, a dedicated group known as Rainforest Rescue have rescued yet another slice of the Daintree rainforest. 

“On 13th of May 2009 the purchase of Lot 29 Cape Tribulation Road in the Daintree was completed; our thanks and congratulations to everyone for their part in making this happen.

This property represents acquisition Number 11 in the Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever Project – identifying and purchasing precious rainforest at risk of development and establishing Nature Refuge status, which protects it forever under covenants ratified by the Queensland Parliament in Australia.

With No.11, not only does this mean that the unique rainforest flora here, including the impressive Fan Palms are safe, but rare and endangered species like the Bennett’s Tree Kangaroo and Cassowaries now have a vital corridor through the rural residential subdivision from the Daintree National Park on its northern side to two declared Nature Reserves in the south. This is particularly important in this area, as residential development fragments essential cassowary habitat through clearing and the introduction of weeds and dogs…

As a dedicated Nature Refuge, no development is possible at all now on this property; no dogs, no traffic, no clearing, nothing… Another victory for the Daintree and its precious inhabitants, made possible by individuals and businesses like you. Piece by piece, we are making a difference.”

We are delighted to be a small part of the success of Rainforest Rescue. We make a regular monthly donation to help save the Daintree Rainforest, and also make an additional $25 donation every time a Daintree or Cape Tribulation business advertises on our website (new listings and renewals). Not only do we personally feel it is worthwhile, we feel it is our obligation as a business to help protect the environment from which we derive our livelihood. It just makes sense, doesn’t it?