Monday, 30 September 2013

talk about doors

This is a story about our front door.

It's a few years old and has aged and faded. ... a familiar tale.

We  have seen some truly fabulous and colourful doors on our travels.

Paul and I had been at odds about what to do to renovate ours. I was prepared to paint in fire engine red and add wrought iron all over it, but Paul said no!

Family had been privy to these energetic discussions. Lo and behold at a gathering, Manda and Ben and family presented us with a tub of Spanish Red paint.
A test try a day later and Paul decided that he could live with it.

So, without further ado; this is the Da da moment.
See below for a happy ending to this story.

Saturday, 21 September 2013

remember last weekend

Our weekend away is still fresh in my memory. I do love going away and I really, really love hotels. It must be a throwback to Ansett days.

Now any hotels worthy of mention must have a sumptuous buffet breakfast.
This one did; and we broke our own record of staying for 2 hours until they suggested Paul and I might move on with our day.

A Mediterranean breakfast for starters.

It was another gorgeous day to begin with, as this seagull will attest. This view looks south to Surfers Paradise this time.

but the rain came. No use for the swim up bar.

Meanwhile, back at Carindale, one of our garden friends was eyeing off the water in our pool.

He took the plunge and swam around under water for 5 minutes or so.

....enjoying the pool side ambience. Paul's orchids are presenting well this Spring.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

will show you something Swell

Paul and I try to get to the Swell Sculpture Festival at Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast every year.

It's a great day out and there are always fantastic things to see, with the ocean and the sky as a backdrop.

The Festival continues this weekend, finishing this Sunday.

Here are my favourites.

We managed a cup of coffee and a piece of pie in the Surf Club pictured.

This washed up mermaid was created by the Monte Lupo group from the Multicap Disabilities service in Brisbane. She got my Viewer's choice vote.


Surfer's Paradise in the background

More photos soon about the rest of the weekend. We did have fun!

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Blog about another birthday

Ok; we've done Myles' Mey's and Nick's birthdays, Father's Day and our Wedding Anniversary for 2013.

Today we celebrate Paul. He's successfully claiming to be 48 to those who don't know him so well. Curses.

I think he did find the Fountain of Youth when we were in Daylesford.