May 2019 Issue Available Now!

Download your colour copy of the May 2019 issue of Coochie Island News here:-

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Coochie Island News is being delivered to island and mainland outlets today. Please be patient with us – our list of off island outlets is growing!

Big thank you to our sponsor Bay Island Transport and to our advertisers, especially those who renewed with us recently and special thanks to the three businesses who have booked ads for a 12 month period: Thank you Catherine Goldwater of L.J. Hooker Cleveland, Craig Carter of Coochie Contractors, and Grant Malseed of Superformance. You are the wind beneath our wings! Publication would be impossible without you. Thank you.

New Opportunity!  Sponsor The Two of Us – How We Met Column!

From June 2019 we are publishing a column called The Two of Us – How We Met, featuring stories written by couples on Coochiemudlo Island about how they met, from their two separate perspectives. It will be inspiring, funny, sweet and guaranteed to put a smile on the face of anyone who reads it. It’s the type of uplifting content people love and it’s likely to be our most popular column. We have couples booked to share their stories up to October 2019. If you would like to sponsor this feel good column please get in touch.  A good fit for sponsorship would be a business providing products or services of interest to couples

  • getting engaged or married
  • celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, etc
  • who like to spoil each other with gifts
  • who purchase experiences for themselves as a couple or for each other – such as travel, tours, concerts, meals out, spa/wellbeing/massage/beauty treatments, etc.

Interested? Get in touch! 0407 664 159 or smallislandstories@gmail.com.

Deadline for June 2019 issue for print ready ads and content is 15th May 2019.

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)

To receive your colour copy of Coochie Island News each month into your email inbox, click ‘Follow’ to subscribe at https://smallislandstories.com/coochieislandnews/

 

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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