Sunday, August 29, 2010

Things that have made me happy this week

 

Looking at all the Jasmine that is yet to bloom

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My beautiful magnolia tree that was given to me by my Grandmother.

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Fred’s beautiful face.  Actually I have a biscuit held above my head and he is drooling.

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How could I not know about this wonderful author Lee Child and his Jack Reacher novels.  There are 14 in the series and another to be released at the end of September.  I have now read all but two.  Love them, couldn't put them down

Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Day At Bribie Island

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A few weeks ago I decided to head to Bribie Island for a spot of Op shopping.  I could only find a few stores in the phone book but thought I would drive down there anyway as it had been a few years since I had been to Bribie.

To my delight I found Op shops everywhere but didn't get a good haul I'm on a mission to find two chest of drawers and white things for my kitchen dresser.  They sound easy enough but no I'm still hunting.  There was a lot I thought about buying but I really don't have a lot of room at home so have become a bit selective.  All I got was a couple of books, a low carb cookbook ,  some old bottles and an old colander, not a good shopping day but enjoyable.

I stopped for a while by the water, it was a glorious winters day, one of those winter days that Queensland is famous for .

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This is the bridge that you drive over to get to Bribie, you can just see the Glasshouse Mountains in the background, it was a bit windy and hazy.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Brisbane Botanical Gardens

As I had a lot of time to fill in while Tess was working at Northlakes Shopping Centre I invited Tess and the boys to come with me to the botanical gardens as I had never been there.  It was a freezing day (by our standards anyway), first we drove up to Mt Coot-tha Lookout there was a quaint little coffee shop up there so a warm drink and something to eat was the first order of the day.  Some of these photo’s were taken by Tess including the one’s of the duck and bird, I love the detail in those.

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After morning tea we headed down the road the botanical gardens.

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Loved this roof.  This was the tropical garden section

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I thought the gardens looked a  little tired but then it is winter (not our rainy season) and Brisbane is very strict with water  usage Tess and I are definitely going back in spring I think it will look spectacular.

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Between the two of us we were able to get some lovely photo’s of Lucy without her “my space” expressions which was really great.  We had a lovely day, we will have to do some more of these day trips over the Christmas school holidays.