Fathers Day

This year we went out to lunch for Fathers Day.
Had a relaxing day after the big Saturday party.
Happy Fathers Day 2016.

80's Dance Party


Last Saturday we had a blast back in the 80's.
It was a fun party idea which my lovely friends turned into a birthday bash.
Everyone dressed up and bought 80's food.
Both guys and girls looked great and all the kids had a ball 
dancing to our crazy music.
What a great bunch of friends we have found here.
(note: Magnum PI and Richard Simmons on the left)
We danced all night until our legs were sore.
We only really stopped for cake!
I was surprised by this beautiful 
french patisserie creation my friend organised.
It was definitely worth stopping for.
Thank you all for a memorable evening.





Art this Week - Watercolour Koi

By J.


By H.
This class was big on instruction and hands on demonstrations.
We sketched the fish in pencil, copying a photo.
The artist helped us apply the paint in places and showed us where to
start and how to do areas such as the eye.
This is an A3 size paper, which means working fast,
spreading paint and water quickly.
It is good to learn from demonstrations.
Now we need to practise this technique.

Dancing Classes

This Term a group of friends have been learning dance.
Salsa, jive, Waltz and Cha Cha.
The kids are loving it.
I am loving it too.

Byron Bay



We just returned from a long weekend in Byron Bay.
It had been 10 years since we last visited and things have
changed. It is no longer the sleepy town. It feels busier and more transient,
with more backpackers and less hippies.
The beaches are lovely (although Noosa is hard to beat).
We stayed in a cabin at Clarkes Beach, a few steps to the lookout and beach.


We walked to town every day to grab a bite and check out the shops,
Plenty of beach walks too.





Sunset dining.



Dolphin and whale watching a plenty.
Many whales were spotted from the lighthouse.
Dolphins cruising the beach every day.



I found The Farm.
A cool cafe, restaurant, bakery, florist and farm.

Great sourdough organic bread.


We visited some very small towns on the way to Bangalow, 
which has some lovely shops too.











Reading on the beach is a must.

See you in another 10 years Byron Bay.
It is good to experience other places, 
even though we are lucky enough to live in the best place in the world.

Art Classes Term 3


We have been using acrylics this Term and worked on the above.
Jarrod painted Camille and Harrison painted Mustard.
The teacher guides us with tis on technique and colour mixing.
Next ...watercolour koi.

Sir Mustard


I knight you Sir Mustard of the round garden.

Sunshine Coast Symphony

A little bit of magical music last night.


Abbey Medieval Festival


A few weeks ago we visited the medieval festival and enjoyed
watching a variety of old world activities.
seeing people dressed up and living like the vikings and knights would have.
cooking with open fire and old style utensils.

Real jousting, fencing, battles, music, food.


Canons, castles, tents, arrows, birds of prey, etc.

A fun day in sunny QLD.