Monday, 16 May 2011

Starting the week with some energy!

It's a Monday and I feel the routine coming back into my life...

I don't know what happened last week, maybe it was just the weather turning colder, or maybe I just had one of those weeks were things just didn't get done.
Anyhow, this week, I feel a new lease of energy and the urge to get going. I have quite a bit to catch up on!

So, the washing machine is on, the house has been given a once over; blogger and my internet connection are actually working so let's go!

I have so much to write today that I fear I will ramble on and on so I'll limit myself to a quick catch up of our day yesterday.

Here in Brisbane the city comes to life on the weekend. The glorious weather brings everyone outside and yesterday we joined in and headed down to the river. After a morning tidying in the garden we went to the theatre to watch a matinee performance of Grease.

 We tapped our toes, clapped, even sang along (only in the loud songs) and thoroughly enjoyed a great few hours entertainment. If you're local and get the chance to go, then grab a ticket...oh and look out for a blow you away version of "Beauty School Dropout"....just amazing!

Grease is being performed by the talented Harvest Rain Theatre Company and is on until May 22nd.

We are creatures of habit here and after the show as per usual took a walk along the river down to our favourite Japanese restaurant Ginga. You can't beat the freshness of the Japanese cuisine.

It was great to see South Bank almost back to it's glory after the terrible flooding in January. One of the pools is still being repaired and there is evidence of clean up still around, but the place was packed out yesterday with families and groups of people enjoying Brisbane at it's best.

Some scenes from South Bank -
the Brisbane wheel, the ibis who follow you around, the fabulous bougainvillea walkway and one of the newly cleaned up and renovated pools.

Just to show off this place that I now call home here are some shots of the river with the city behind.

Very different to the rolling hills and dales that I left behind...but I'm getting used to it!

At the end of a full day when the air turns chilly, what better way to finish off that to put the kettle on, light the fire grab a few Welshcakes from the freezer (it will take a while to get through those!) and put your feet up in front of the fire...bliss

I hope you all had a great weekend
and whether it's the refreshing Autumn or the promise of Summer at your place,
I hope it brings you energy and a good week ahead.

8 Comments and thoughts:

  1. It's the fire that has my attention Beth, so warm and inviting! gxo

  2. Good for you. Beth! My, you packed a fair bit into your weekend - I'm impressed. J x PS I haven't forgotten about the Welshcakes!

  3. Sibs is really tucking in to that Japanese food, sounds like you had a great time. Fab photos, looks like something from the Tourist Board, no I take that back, it's better. Thanks for visiting, sorry I am only getting back to you now, been a little busy. Yes we had a great party thanks.Have a great, energetic and productive week! Love Linda x

  4. Thanks Beth for the visit and those encouraging comments. Yes I kind of like your idea. Lots of love to you, Linda x

  5. Hi Beth, I have just returned from a brief trip to the UK and am now enjoying catching up with my favourite blogs. It is good news to read that you feel Brisbane is recovering. Your fete post reminded me of when our girls were young and we were involved in such events, fun but lots of work for parents!

  6. lovely looks great, we are looking forward to installing our wood burner ready for next winter! the jacaranda is just blossoming beautifully here and the weather is warming up. Been feeling a bit sluggish too so hoping to wake up tomorrow feeling all ebullient and energetic ready for a new blog post, we've planted 5 new trees in the garden, very exciting, so plenty to write about! xx

  7. Great fire! We have the next best thing. Mr B bought a DVD last year. It is of a log fire burning for two hours. I didn't know whether to laugh or hit him for spending $20 on something so daft. Although we have had some fun playing it as friends arrive in to visit and they swear the room feels warmer when it is on!

  8. Are they the 'burnt' welshcakes...perhaps you should have 'thrown' them on the fire?? Robx