Monday, 27 May 2013

My weekend away in Brisbane

Well I'm back from my short break in Queensland.
Wonderful weather much warmer than here but my bed is more comfortable and it's hard to sleep in strange houses.
This is a nest of something, they are mighty small and their are lots or big and nasty I don't know which but I'm not disturbing it for love or money.

This one of the glasshouse mountains, they are plugs from ancient volcanoes from long ago when Australia had a few,
 now we have none, that I know of.

The shopkeepers are very considerate in this state, I don't very often see anyone in NSW leave a not to explain why they are closed well not to say they have a cold. 

Is the start of winter here but some crazy people still go swimming so the flags still go out but there was a message warning of rips forming so it was dangerous.

Still not to bad wandering around but a bit windy.

Lots of tiny shells everywhere no big ones.

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Footprints in the sand I wonder whose oh wait they are mine.

As you can see it's pretty windy, this is my daughter, I really like this picture.  

This little fellow was so tiny.

Have you ever seen brown paper window curtains well you have now they did the job.

My son and his wife have just moved into a new house in another state so they are not yet finished decorating yet. 

Everything is white so you can add your personal touches, this is a huge room in the middle of the house joining the living areas and the sleeping areas together, it has full morning sun and milder afternoon sun, lovely in winter and big doors open up in summer to let the breezes in. 

Water tanks are now popular on new houses for toilets and cleaning purposes.

tall fences for privacy.

Side yard for entertaining back yard seem smaller and smaller in new houses.

They need a bigger TV, this one looks tiny in these big rooms.

As you can see the garden is coming along nicely.

The cats have a new home.

With apartments for resting.

Murry prefers the old box for sleeping and Bibby likes the grass.

There is always a spider even in a new house.

And here we have the three pyjaminoes (people in their jim jams)

Now what will we have for breakfast, would you believe toast, bacon and eggs and fresh vegi juice and coffee not bad.

The juice was celery, carrots, apple, orange, ginger, beetroot and passionfruit, it was pretty good.

This is bye for now..........


  1. That looks like a really nice weekend away. And you are right - that crab was teeny. Very, very cute.
    (I also like my own bed. And my own pillows. Which I guess is a sign that I have got old.)

    1. It was only two and half days and first time I have been there so hard to adjust but next time I will stay longer but my daughter had to get back for work. I was thinking of buying my own pillows and leaving them up there.

  2. Must be a wasp nest. I've never seen anything like it. I would suggest, keep the big doors closed in the summer to stop the air con working too hard, but that is just me who can't tolerate heat.

    1. Yes I agree with you I will avoid summer up there in all the heat but they will likely visit here when it is super hot.

  3. I'd avoid that nest like the plague!
    The new house is beautiful...I'd like that shower please!
    I miss the sea having always been near it in the UK, now I'm about as far from the sea as I could I loved the pictures.
    Jane x

    1. That was up the coast further, the beach scenes but they live about 2mts from Morton Bay so they have sea breezies all summer long.
      Funny I didn't like the shower it's the guest shower room and has no window, i dislike small rooms without windows, I was thinking of a long relaxing bath but changed my mind when I found no window.
      I took that picture of that nest from across the road I didn't want to get too close.

  4. Looks like a good trip with many interesting sights! The nest is amazing and I love the views of the countryside with the big rock and your beautiful trees. The ocean looks so refreshing and I do love that photo of your daughter with the wind blowing her hair. Your son and wife have a nice house - so light and open. Laughing about the 'garden' in the window! Thanks for bringing us along! xo

    1. It was only a couple of days but as my son said its a little break from my holiday life but they don't realise how busy life can get when you no longer work, but it's pretty good.
      The ocean is a bit cold even up there but not crowded as it is in summer.

  5. It looks like you had a fabulous time! Of course I always enjoy seeing pictures of cats - so cute :) And the house looks lovely! I like how open it is. Have a great week, Merle!

    Hugs to you!

  6. Yes thanks it was a nice break and the weather was wonderful just a few degrees warmer than here, we are starting to feel the chill in Sydney.

  7. Interesting trip! You took lots of nice photos. I'm not very good at it so I use google images a lot.

  8. What a great selection of photos - It's so interesting to get a sneaky peek into other folks' lives and your trip looked wonderful!


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