Thursday, 31 July 2014

Aussie adventure almost over

This is the last day before heading back tomorrow and it has been a good trip, a very good trip.
As we came in to land in Sydney with the city lights before us I was tempted to break into song...
the one that goes ...'and I still call Australia home'.... fortunately for my exhausted fellow passengers I held it in, but that is what I feel.
A few days in very windy Sydney with Artist Sister and the lovely Mr B were spent talking, eating, drinking, trawling the charity shops as well as a quick trip to Bondi to see friends and have afternoon tea. RICOTTA CHEESECAKE people, from PASTICERRIA PAPA's. Yum. This is one sugary treat I will definitely be attempting to make at home.
It was then off to Queensland to see mum and dad.
They live Cooran in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast as mentioned before, and this is the view from their verandah.....
Early morning Mt Pinbarren - looks like a little Fuji.
and to the west (ish) Mt Cooran, which I have climbed....
The pink things on the telegraph wire are galahs. Pink and grey parrots. I did a whole series of bird photos so they will come later.
Time moves slowly in Cooran and much crochet was done and FINISHED.
Rosie the cat's brood turned out to be a sinister looking lot, somewhat like small baddies from Dr No...
Tom's sheep, blatantly inspired by the Herdy sheep looks a bit more approachable
Finally Tom's blanket on the verandah beside the water tank...
There was not enough yarn for a complete border, so I just did three rows of double crochet along each side and was ridiculously pleased with it.
It is now nearing lunch time in Sydney and we are off to Bondi again, so later I will continue with other tales of home; King of the Mountain, Noosa Beach, running in the bush, a potential big move and the delights of Caves Beach where some very special people live. Until then.....

4 comments:

crunchnrustle said...

Tom's sheep is sweet and Rosie's kittens made me chuckle!

Liz said...

Fortunately they were well received, the evil kittens that is...the sheep was chewed immediately. x

Jay said...

Here I am trying to catch up! I love the photos of the mountains, we spent part of our honeymoon in Sydney and visited some (ancient & distant) relatives who took us bird watching as it was their hobby. Such a memorable place and now we have crickety friends from Sydney who we'd dearly love to visit (the bonus of us hosting the annual overseas player)
I'm looking for to reading more about your trip especially the birds.

Karen said...

Just catching up with your blog....
I too, always sing"I still call Australia home" as we see the coastline appear.....
Love the lamb...and the cat & kittens remind me of the Minions - :)