Well we are now back home after our little trip away over the ditch to Aussie. I can actually say that we enjoyed our time away. I would even go as far as say that it was an enjoyable holiday. Usually our little people find the whole holiday thing a little much to cope with, but clearly things are changing. The plane rides went smoothly, those individual TV screens are fantastic! The food a little less so.
Brisbane itself was such a fabulous place to visit. This is South Bank which has a man-made beach complex. This particular part is a water park brimming with kids the first time we visited. There are so many different water features.
The flying fish (I liken it to) was just beautiful to watch. Streams of water suddenly breaking and then streaming again. We could have watched for hours.
Now I have no idea what is in the next photo as blogger is being a little secretive! But I can only imagine it is more water. Ahh yes now I can view it on the preview and I can see it's a photo of the man-made beach. Isn't it beautiful? Unfortunately the weather was rubbish the whole time so the girls didn't get to swim in it. The last two days it even rained. Not good.
We spent one day doing the public transport thing. We bought day passes which enabled us to go on as many boats, buses and trains as we fancied. After travelling up the river for quite a way, we disembarked and came across this amazing playground. Just look at the trees. They are the weirdest ones I've ever seen but perfect for kids to climb.
Very near where we stayed, which was just up from the cricket ground The Gabba, we enjoy a wonderful view of the city from a lookout point. Having the river running through really makes this city something special.
I was very impressed with the mosaic tiled areas in the airport departure area. Just look at how many little pieces have been used.
The whole point in going to Brisbane was to attend my little brother's wedding. And what a lovely wedding it was too. Our big girls were flower girls and they looked absolutely beautiful. They thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Remember this quilt I made? Well it was a wedding present for my brother and his new wife. I couldn't tell you that earlier as I know he checks up on me here!
Here is the label my fab little machine whipped up for me. I stitched it onto a doily. The quilt is really called Wedding Roses which is quite appropriate really given the backing fabric, the roses quilted on and the fact that the bride carried roses on the big day.
So now that our holiday is over I can concentrate on other things. These things do tend to take over our lives in the planning stages don't they? I did a spot of weeding yesterday. Things got a little out of control back there! Hubby is back to renovating our bathroom. Yes we are still in the lounge!! We really don't mind at all. Imagine how much fun it will be to finally move back in, sometime in Dec/Jan? I'm thinking deep red mosaic tiles above our vanity in our duck egg blue bathroom. Does that sound fab??? Come on, I need some votes here!