Monday, 21 January 2013

will share some Maleny secrets

I celebrated my birthday in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast last weekend.

We had lunch here.


Can't tell you where; it's one of our 'Secrets'.

We had a wine tasting here.


... and in allegiance with Nick and Mey who have arrived in Uganda we had dinner here.


We tasted fried plantains in Roatan. We had them here as our entree.


The grevilleas up here are huge!


Monday, 14 January 2013

felt Summer, like everyone else.

As the Xmas paraphernalia came down, it was time to replace the Xmas door wreath with the Summer one.


Of course the soaring temperatures left us in no doubt it was a Qld Summer.

Paul and Myles seemed a trifle confused as they headed out at midday to test out Paul's old canoes. Something to do with the tide I'm told, as they were exploring our local Bulimba Creek.


They assured me it was cooler on the creek.



It can't have been too bad as Paul had time to take photos along the way.
Here's his study of some paperbark.


The voyage was voted a success, although one of the canoes did leak severely.
The bailing did provide further upper body workout though, so wasn't a complete waste I'm told.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

am enjoying our updated picture walls

We're rapidly running out of wall space.
As art lovers we're frequently tempted. It doesn't help when so many of our friends are talented artists.
All of these pieces are made by our Brisbane friends. A mixture of collage, quilting, felting and stitch are the mediums used.


Paul has indulged in photographic studies on our holidays.
Over the weekend we used some of his favourites to hang on the study wall.


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

returned to work

It's been a lovely holiday break, but now it's back to work.
I remember the good times.

Our latest culinary masterpieces.


Lexie's quilt finished in time for Xmas.


Drinking martinis on board a yacht at Coffs Harbour


An amazing breakfast.


Staying with friends at lennox heads



And the sun rose on a New Year.

May it be a fine one for us all!