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Holiday at Home

When a dear friend, who lives around the corner from us in Suffolk, recently went on holiday with her husband and two daughters – they packed the car with swimming gear and other vacation paraphernalia and drove off to their holiday destination – 1km down… Read More »Holiday at Home


Los Angeles band Grouplove played the Northern on Wednesday night. It was their last show of their Australian tour so it was always going to be a bigger party than normal Common Ground Contributor Carly Brown headed down to take some pics for us all.… Read More »GROUPLOVE LIVE PHOTOS

Elaine Reid

When I was a kid in the early 70’s I was embarrassed that my mum was a surfer, when a lot of other mum’s stayed home and baked cookies and did what I thought was cool mum stuff, my mum and her best friend were… Read More »Elaine Reid

Beauty but a beast

“Douse it in Vinegar”, “rub sand in it”, “pee on it” “Use Stingose” over many years growing up on the beaches of Byron Bay I have seen to many screaming kids (my own son one of them)and adults that have been stung by “The Bluebottle”… Read More »Beauty but a beast

The Pajama Club In Byron Bay

It’s always been the element of struggle that makes music human and exciting. Neil and Sharon Finn discovered that for themselves at home late one night in their pajamas, having their first jam, making a racket in the grand tradition of enthusiastic amateurs…. you might… Read More »The Pajama Club In Byron Bay


Reach for the sky : Byron Bay : Photo : Alex Frings : Buy Print – 1.6.11_1 When your a surfer, it’s always about the next wave, the next swell, the next memorable moment. But also rubbing it into your mate if they missed that… Read More »Anticipation

The Drive Dusk Dream

Counter Stare : Byron Bay : Buy Print – 270511_1 The wind was strong. The clouds where quicker. The sun was falling. Yesterday afternoon, I decided to go for a drive across the perimeter of the most easterly point. To see our little bubble from… Read More »The Drive Dusk Dream