Thursday, September 24, 2009

Greetings from Mooloolaba

This week has been pretty amazing. We have flown hundreds of kilometres from our Central Highlands home to the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland. We are staying right next to the beach at Mooloolabah and it's pretty close to paradise.

Jumping in the pool is a big priority right now.



As much as I love living in Daylesford it's so nice to be WARM and also to be somewhere so tropical and beachie. The kids are having fun although they are so tired from so much swimming and beach fun that they are taking it in turns to be cranky. The sun wakes us just after 5.30 in the morning so the days are long!



I haven't been blogging at all which has been weird but fine too. I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone when I get home. I have managed to find some great local opshops though, I'll do a show and tell in my next post.


Yesterday after several days of near perfect weather a huge dust storm swept through. Top soil from inland turned to dust and made the sky & the light the eeriest shade of red. It reminded me in a way of the mist in Daylesford in winter.

Walking on the beach has been a highlight. The sand, so soft. The water, so blue and clear. Bill has been skipping stones and finding smooth rocks and colourful shells.





Its fun hanging out with the kids, with Mark, with my mum. Family is so important to me and having time together, like this, is the best.



I am loving this holiday so much and just stepping out of normal life has been so good for me. It's still tiring and hard sometimes, as family life is, but I am already thinking of booking in for next year! I am missing our dogs though and the chooks, this brush turkey is the closest thing to a chicken that I've see so far!

Hope you are all having a great week, lots of love, see you soon xo

11 comments:

Home Girl said...

you look fabulous in that shot at the end. this post brings back recent memories from our trip to cairns - something about the mix of warmth, beach, water that makes for perfect kid environment & we all know that if the kids are happy so are the parents - hard when they grizzle in such a perfect setting though - can never remedy that problem! enjoy, wind and rain forecast for melbs 2moro xx

Tania said...

I've just now given in. I have turned the heater on because it just ain't warm. Enjoy, sweet lady - soak in the warm (and bring just a teensy bit back will you?)

Jemm said...

Wow. What a life you have! Very blessed indeed. I was wondering if the dust storm was near you. Strange red sky pictures of Sydney on TV. Take care~ I hope your trip was great!

Floss said...

What a wonderful place, and aren't you all looking great?

sue said...

Arent you gorgeous sitting there modelling by the pool. I wish I looked that great after having kids. The dust storm has been all over the news this week, and Canberra was hit the worst. It looks as though you are having some gorgeous family time together in the beautiful warm weather.

Bek said...

Sounds wonderful. Enjoy the rest of your trip and your homecoming too (not always as fun!)

Kate said...

Don't come home!!!! It has been a week of the most disgusting weather. Glad you are having such a great time and don't you look hot sitting by the pool. Is that a tat on your shoulder? Ok I've changed my mind...come home, I miss you. XX

Pomona said...

Glad you are all having fun - what an amazing name for a place!

Pomona x

hester said...

Isn't Mooloolaba lovely?

You look amazing in your togs (as we say in Qld.) Must be all that running around after your family. Glad you had such a happy and relaxing time.

babalisme said...

aaaaah... I'm swooning here, what a beautiful life, indeed.

Hey, just curious, what do you call that lizard on the third picture?

Bird Bath said...

great to see you are taking the opportunity to take it easy! As you mention - family life does get hectic even on holidays!!
Such a wonderful poolside shot...