Thursday, 26 January 2017

Five days in Brisbane.

The new house in Brisbane.
I knew nothing about it, as we pulled up to the house My son told me we were staying at the koala park as a special treat, there is a koala park just down the road well a sign anyway so I  didn't think twice but when we went inside the house which is very nice by the way their  house cat Moi Moi wandered out I was a bit wary, they have a new house on 5 acres with another small house, sheds, and a swimming pool it is a lovely place.
This fine looking dog greats at the front door.
My daughter in law.
The son with the newest member of the family, Goatie.
A pineapple plant, never seen one before.
The cat house where all the other cats live.
The gym not sure if it gets used much never by me.
the side yard, thats bamboo in the background and that marks the edge of their land
The house
My son and daughter in law looking very relaxed on the back deck.
The pool.

And the back yard.



We  went to visit a cousin who I hadn't seen for about 45 years good to catch up with all the family business .

Afternoon tea yummy cakes.

The first day I was there it was very humid strange light too felt like it was going to rain all day it did that night.




But the next day it was much better not as hot or humid,  here is Goatie eating carrot treats.
He is a real cutie



Had enough I think

Trying out his new harness

Can't stop eating
Went for a swim
Water was lovely and warm

Cooking dinner alway good to visit and other people cook, I like it anyway.








We went out for dinner the next day, I took this picture of Brisbane by night, it's not far to the city centre about 45mts by car about 1hour by bus, nothing like Sydney traffic much nicer.
My son took this one his is much better
So he took a few more




Dinner was very yummy I might add but didn't take a picture it was a posh place and we had a whispering waiter, I couldn't hear what he was saying but the other two were very amused by him they had trouble hearing him too.
The second last day we took Goatie for a walk down the back of the property it's the wild area, just bush.

You need a stick to wipe down the spider webs and frighten away snakes but didn't see any of those.




Goatie like to romp around and run free he also eats anything he can
You come out of the wild area into the back yard this is the back of the house from the edge of the lawn.

And the cat house
Lots of gums

This is their Jade or money tree it's doing well, mine died.
Goatie has patches to graze on



Goaties home it really a chicken yard but he is using it at the moment, there are foxes around here so always put away when no one is at home for safety.
Well it's goodbye from QLD I'm now back in Sydney.

32 comments:

  1. Looks a nice place to live in the quiet Merle.
    Great to have a pool in the heat.
    Lovely photos and thanks for sharing.

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    1. The pool is just a nice size not to big and they are hard work to keep up to a good standard but he needs a cover.
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  2. Looking good. Goatie is a charmer. And a pool would be an essential in that climate.

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    1. Goatie is a charmer but a bit naughty at times.
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  3. Your son has a lovely home. Looks like such nice weather and I would love to have use of that pool.

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    1. Most of the time it great weather.
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  4. Beautiful home. Does Goatie keep the grass mowed? How many cats live in the cat house? Who takes care of them?

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    1. Goatie only eats the grass he likes so no he doesn't eat it all so it has to be mowed from time to time.
      They are inside cats but this is the first time they had their own house, their house is right near the big house so it's like having a cat playground that you can go to visit, the one that lives in the big house doesn't get on with the others.
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  5. Crikey Merle ..... what a beautiful spot and beautiful home. It's like a resort. Wonderful and goatie is adorable. I LOVE goats with a passion. I had a pet goat when I was a kid. I LOVE cows too. Oh ..... I LOVE all animals I guess. Not horses ..... I know they are beautiful but they scare me to death. Got kicked badly by one when I was 16. I now look at them from a distance.

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    1. I've never had a goat as a pet but they do need a lot of space and he really likes people, I heard they make good watch animals.
      The beer fairy doesn't like horses much they don't like him much eighter, they always want to bite him.
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  6. That property is huge! I like the house and pool and love the idea of a separate house for cats, like a clubhouse where they can all meet and socialise. My cat thinks MY house is his (*~*)
    Goatie is cute, looks like he's just young yet.

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    1. Goatie is 6 months old.
      It is a big land area.
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  7. Great photos and the house looks very nice. Goats are such funny animals. I bet it gave you some laughs.

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    1. He is a funny fellow, he loves to run very fast and jumping.
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  8. Hello, your son has a beautiful home and property. I really love Goatie and that the cats have their own house. Lovely shots of the city at night, the lights are pretty. Great photos and visit. Have a happy day and weekend!

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    1. You too our weekend is cool but net week a heatwave.
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  9. OH such a glamourous life... and with leashed GOATS too, who would imagine??! I hope you had as much fun as these pics imply. :)

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    1. My holiday home of the future.
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  10. Oh Merle yes indeed that is a lovely home and all the property to spread out. Goatie is adorable.

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos.
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. I like to share my holiday.
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  11. Your son and daughter in law have a beautiful property, it would be a very relaxed lifestyle there.

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    1. It would be wonderful in winter but I still say a tad to hot in summer.
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  12. .. what a great holiday and surprise Merle... it all looks wonderful...
    I love goats.... glad the cats have their own quarters....
    ... nice pool.. xxxxxx
    So pleased you had a lovey time with your son and daughter in law xxxxx
    .... Barb xxxx

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    1. They do like to keep their secrets those two.
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  13. It's a wonderful place for a holiday - they've got it all!
    I love Brisbane too - more than the bigger cities.
    Traffic here is horrific now and I can't wait to move out of the city when I retire!
    Did you meet any snakes on you walk Merle?! My big fear in the Aussie bush!

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    1. It is a nice size and no where near the traffic of Sydney.
      No snakes were met on the walks but if you have Goatie with you he would scare them away, he runs around like crazy.
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  14. WoW!!!! What a wonderful holiday!! Your sons home is beautiful, the pool appears resort like!! It always great to go away and even more wonderful to come home!!

    I'm with you about the heat, sometimes it's just too hot!! I enjoyed all your images, they tell a beautiful story!!

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  15. what a beautiful post!!!
    thank you for taking us along to this amazing place dear friend!
    loved the goat sooo much!
    your family is lovely ,
    either i felt amused by reading about waiter with hearing problem .
    i used to have my anut who has such problem and the way her girls were amused by it.
    swimming pool looked inviting .

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    1. Goatie is a bit on the naughty side eats all the garden when he can.
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  16. Your son's house is charming, Merle, and that five acres he lives on is great! Goatie is cute, and he sure likes those carrots! Their pool is pretty, and glad you got to take a swim. What a nice visit with your son and daughter-in-law. Those tea cakes look so Yummy. :)

    Happy February, Merle!

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. It's close to the city too.
      The best of both worlds.
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