Brisbane, QLD

Saturday, April 11, 2009


We are so lucky to be blessed with lots of lovely friends. We enjoy having lunches, dinners, trips to the movies and holidays together. On Sunday we visited friends on the coast for lunch 

.......on Wednesday we went by train to the Brisbane city to have lunch with Richard, Josephine and Colin at the Whistle Stop Bar.
On Good Friday we invited Norma and Joe for lunch and to discuss holiday plans.

Bill barbequed New Zealand Snapper, I stuffed it with asian style veggies and herbs. Joe and Norma are from NZ, so I thought they would like it.

This looks a mess but it tasted good. Greek salad, bean salad, pumpkin salad, Russian salad and a stuffed baked potato. The fish is hiding underneath.

I was too lazy to decorate eggs this year so we made do with a commercial variety, including NZ marshmellow chocolate eggs from Joe and Norma.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A chocolate fix and lunch with a view.

Last Monday we were invited to the Gold Coast for lunch with friends, Keith and Barbara, who are there on holidays from London. On the way we stopped for a coffee but changed our mind when we found this interesting cafe called "Choclicious."

We had a hot chocolate instead of coffee and it was delicious.

While waiting to be served I saw these funny signs outside the cafe.

I liked the one above best.

Then it was time to find our friend's apartment. It was on the 6th floor and had a great view of the ocean and it was relaxing listening to the waves rolling in.

What can I see happening on the beach.......

Aha! Preparations for a beach wedding, sadly for them there was a very strong strong that this kite surfer was flying across the water at a great speed.

Just a little way along from the wedding was a class of school children having a surfing lesson.

Another class was having a board riding lesson.

We were served a nice lunch with a fabulous view.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Kooralbyn Kapers

Yesterday we went to visit friends, Martin and Judith, who live at Kooralbyn, a small country town 70 min drive west from Brisbane.

You know you're in the country when you see cows

The view from where Martin and Judith live is lovely. We don't have many mountains in Australia so we get excited when we see blue hills.

They have a very nice garden.......

Fleur their Beagle was friendly, she was a champion show dog and breeder but now she keeps Martin company in retirement.

Martin barbecued Swiss sausages for lunch. These two old Swiss mates go back a long time. They were in the first grade together in Switzerland.