Deadline for March Issue This Friday 15th February

If you are a business or island community group wanting something in the March Issue of Coochie Island News, the deadline is THIS FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY! If you had a full page February ad and want to change the content for the March issue your deadline is also THIS FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY.
BE QUICK. Space is very limited. I honour the people who get me their copy/photos first, and if I’m out of room, I’m out of room. I can’t hold space for people because it’s not fair on others who get me their copy/photos on time.
EMAIL smallislandstories@gmail.com PLEASE DON’T use Messenger. The text copies/pastes with a weird blue background and I have had to retype it all. Thanks 🙂 You can also use the contact form on this blog.
These are Strict Deadlines to enable me while working in other paid employment 4 days a week, to publish a beautiful newspaper on time. Please work with me to make this as stress free for everyone as possible! 🙂 Thanks.

Coochie Island News Available Now!

The first issue of Coochie Island News is SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED and available at island and mainland outlets as listed below and by clicking this link:-

Coochie Island News February 2019-Online

Big thanks to the Coochiemudlo community for your support and community groups for sharing your news.  Thank you to Darren and Louise Gearing of Bay Island Transport for sponsoring this publication and thank you to all advertisers who made publishing possible, especially Coochie Contractors and Catherine Goldwater of LJ Hooker Cleveland for taking 12 months worth of ads! Very grateful!

Please support these businesses – buy and shop local!   If your local outlet has run out of Coochie Island News please let me know so I can replenish it. Thanks for your support!

Coochiemudlo Island Outlets

  • Curlew Cafe, Coochiemudlo Island
  • Oasis on Coochiemudlo, Coochiemudlo Island
  • Red Rock Cafe, Coochiemudlo Island
  • Seminara Apartments, Coochiemudlo Island

Brisbane Outlets

  • Lucky Charm Newsagency, Victoria Point
  • Pasta Al Dente, Capalaba
  • Town Centre News Newsagency, Victoria Point
  • Victoria Point News, Pelican’s Nest, Victoria Point
  • Expresso Bar Cafe, Victoria Point
  • Victoria Point Kiosk Rock n Roll Cafe
  • The Vintage Apron, Capalaba
  • Folio Books – Brisbane CBD (available from afternoon of Friday 8th February)

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New mainland outlet stocking Coochie Island News

Very grateful to Erika, proprietor of Pasta Al Dente in Capalaba (where I eat my lunch on my mainland work days)… Erika’s cafe provides me with awesome coffee, gorgeous pasta lunches and they are a fresh pasta manufacturer too! … and today Erika agreed to stock Coochie Island Views alongside the high end magazines available for customers popping in for coffee, lunch and takeaways! Super grateful!

Great exposure for our island creatives and businesses and letting people know about our beautiful island lifestyle and community.

Coochie Island News Deadline – February Issue

I’m working hard with Cath on the first issue of Coochie Island News and talking with wonderful Coochiemudlo people and businesses about how we can share their news and events! Getting exciting! First issue out early February.

We’ll have updates from island community groups and we now have a fishing report on a regular basis, hurrah! We’ll be interviewing island residents with February and March spots already booked up!

*Deadline* for articles, photos, poems, and advertising is 18 January. Send to smallislandstories@gmail.com or phone editor 0407 664 159.

Be quick! Slots are filling fast!

Very grateful for your support 🙏💕🏝

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Weekend – Small Island Style

Barefoot I wander along a familiar crescent of sand. There’s noone else around. The air is warm, the waves lapping calmly on this windless day and above is our wide blue Australian sky.

I lay my striped beach towel under a tree providing dappled shade, and line my towel up so my head will be in the shade and my body in the warm Queensland sun. As I read, an eagle hovers above the tree and wafts off again, spreadeagled in the blue.

I lie there listening to the tweets, songs, screeches, choral choruses and mating calls of birds, hearing the subtle crackle and clicks of the little creatures in the mud left by the outgoing tide. I’m always struck by the raw natural beauty of my island as I read by the sea basking in light.

A chorus of kookaburras have started up outside my window as I write this. I am very grateful for this wonderful life.

 

 

 

 

 

Light and water patterns … barge traveller

Being outside instead of being locked inside a car, bus, ferry or train, is pretty special … it takes just 20 minutes to cross the ditch between Coochiemudlo Island and Victoria Point Jetty but for that moment we are a million miles from care. Flooded with beauty we just stare, grateful to be Coochiemudlians, Queenslanders, Australian.

Our spectacular commute

This morning I commuted across the bay on the Amity Trader barge, just for the joy of being under this glorious sky and closer to the water. Such beauty!

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