Pippa & Andrew Hooper - About

About Us

We have lived mainly in Cairns since about 1990.


We are both retired. Andrew still does casual work at the local University as the opportunity arises. He designs and supports web sites as a hobby, including the Queensland Bridge Association and Cairns Bridge Club.


We lived in Saipan from 2000 to 2003 where Pippa managed a luxury retail business in the DFS Galleria. Andrew found various volunteer opportunities including the CNMI Museum, Commonwealth Health Centre and Liberation Day (July 4) celebration. We built up a regular social bridge game for most Sundays, getting nearly two tables on one occasion. Our first dwelling had a view almost to the Philippines from near the top of Mt Tapochau, our second house enjoyed a view of trees and we were not constantly reminded of the small size of the island. The Saipan people made us very welcome and we remember many friends fondly.


Pippa's parents designed and built the house in 1997 that has been our home for 5 years. The garden inevitably matured in 1998 and keeping it tidy, trimming trees and picking up palm fronds keeps us busy. The shade from the trees does make the house as cool as it can be in the tropics. The climate is such (Cairns has climate, weather is very unusual) that it is rare we cannot eat outside under our covered veranda.


Check our Weather links. If we are missing something interesting or important, pleased tell us about it.


Oh yes ...    We play bridge and Andrew has been involved in Bridge administration for a long time.


Contact us


PO Box 208
Palm Cove
Queensland 4879

phone:    07 40591438 or 0400 581139 (Andrew) or 0401 935963 (Pippa)