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New Year

sunny 30 °C

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Am absolutely "pooped" as we have been taking Jack to work in Brissie. Holiday times pay well for Jack and I wanted to take some "stuff" home as I have rented out my apartment for a year. John and I are travelling a lot this year so when the offer came we grabbed it. Hope our health holds out now to enjoy it .
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The days up here have been just lovely - a bit windy - but you have to take the good with the bad eh?
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How lucky can you be? The weather is still holding - fine and sunny - just awesome Queensland sunshine.
Jack had a kite - action lesson and for that I ran him up to the Rotary Park near Cottontree. He went out near the estuary of the Maroochy River. I went and shopped about and had a coffee while I waited.

Had another trip to Brissie with another "load " and celebrated New Year's Eve at the dance at the Grange Bowls Club with Kerry and Jan Sonter.
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Returned again on New Years Day but called in for a BBQ at Jo's place at Maleny. Jo and June put the lunch on to celebrate Lisa's birthday and a pleasant afternoon was had by all.
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We were in John's old work truck as my new tenants wanted the third bedroom devoid of furniture so they can use it as an office hence it was a busy evening and a loaded truck and we returned to Brissie at 8.15pm to avoid any traffic snarls. Then it was up again today and we continued to bokarina and called on old friends - Marie and Johnny Vlieg and Shirley Gibson. had a pleasant and then while John went shopping at Stockland I washed and dried mats etc. and swept and mopped and vacuumed out the apartment ready to hand over the keys.
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We are now ready for a relaxing time to get over the wild ride we've had over the so called "break"
Never mind "Variety is the spice of Life"
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Posted by BerylB 23:27 Archived in Australia Tagged approaching 2012 Comments (0)

Seachange

Xmas 2011

sunny 21 °C

How lucky can you be with the weather?? Days are fine and sunny and enjoyable - not even hot for a Queensland summer.
We left Warrilview at 4.45am so as to avoid negiotiating the work traffic on the Cunningham Highway. Jan fed us on a wonderful roast dinner the previous evening and Keith was up to see us off.
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We had such a good run that we were through town and at the Moby Dick servo for a comfort stop and brekkie. We then had a sleep because we could not book in until 10.30am so arrived refreshed. The Hibiscus Waterfront Holiday Park has just had a massive million dollar revamp and is 4*
There is a new resort style swimming pool, brand-new state -of-the -art amenities block and a flash reception area.
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Later, after we had set up, we drove up to my apartment near the CBX pub as Johnny and Alysone had arrived from Mt. Isa the previous day. After a chat and a cuppa' John went back to the Cara Park to put up the annex and I went over the road to Stockland's Shopping Centre to stock up on food for the fortnight.
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Today Johnny and Alysone have gone up to Sunshine Shopping Plaza at Maroochdore and we will join them for "happy hour"

Well what a miserable afternoon, evening and am rain! rain! rain! Thank goodness xmas day was delightful and since Johnny and Alysone are cruising soon and Steven is flying to Townsville for a few days no one wanted to invest in a lot of food so we decided to lash out and celebrated Xmas Day with lunch at Ridge's Oasis Resort. seafood and grog etc.- great fare - no washing up either.P1010280.jpg P1010279.jpg

Replete - we wandered home along the boardwalk and finished up with coffee at Aspect on the balcony overlooking the pool.P1010289.jpg

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