Tuesday, 8 October 2013

snippets of the school holiday

Back to normal pace today - school is back after a two week break. I'm just home from my Tuesday morning yoga lesson and I've spent far too long downloading and browsing through photos. Before I dash back out to do the grocery shopping then school pick up and then netball,  I thought I would take a moment to capture a bit of the last week.

father, daughter moment

* We headed to the beach when Neil squeezed a couple of days away from work. The sea breezes were just what we needed to cool us down from the 30 plus temperatures.....in Spring! I think it's going to be a scorcher of a Summer.

...almost Paris

* We breakfasted around the corner at a little French coffee shop one morning and pretended to be in Paris. Then on the way home I held us up by taking photos of the Jacaranda trees every few metres.

Springtime means purple trees!

* We had our own wildlife zoo in the garden and watched a cockatoo munch his way through supper and drop his scraps on our heads!

yellow crested cockatoo

Then a possum did some acrobatics in the trees at the front of the house.

bush tailed possum

* We took a trip to the hinterland and almost believed that we were in the English Lake District...except it was a little flatter and 35 degrees!

lake Baroon

Sunshine Coast hinterland

* We wandered around the little towns and dreamt a little of all the properties that we loved.

Of course, one must support local businesses...

We packed our fortnight with lots of activities. I know I keep saying it but the climate here is just so perfect for getting out and about.

Right, the cupboards are almost bare and I will have a hungry child home from school before I know it with the "I'm starving" cry. Yes, we are definitely back to the real world today.

3 Comments and thoughts:

  1. Hi Beth, I'm from Wales too! I'm not Welsh though, English officially but anyway I'm living here on the coast now. Over the long weekend we went to the lake, Montville and the Hinterland too. It was our first time to Montville, gorgeous place, it sure was hot for Spring.
    Lovely photos too :)

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  3. It looks like you had a lovely school holidays. It's nice to get back to the routine after the break.