Wintering on the Sunshine Coast has been a most pleasant experience. We feel particularly gleeful to have missed one of the foggiest summers on record back home. Arcatans have learned, however, to wait for those few days early or mid September when, for hours on end you haven't reached for a sweatshirt. We are coming into spring here, which means the days are warming up. We had dropped into single digits (Celsius) but these days it is hovering in the mid-twenties( that's the low seventies for you Fahrenheit-ies)
Recently Mel and I had a little road trip down to Brizzy so she could take a dance exam. I didn't know there were such things until we moved here and she enrolled in a studio which follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. She completed her exam wearing the prescribed leotard etc including a particular hair ribbon (really??) Now she waits 8 weeks for the results. Meantime, rehearsals begin for the studio's annual concert in late November. On the way home from Brisbane we detoured slightly to Wild Horse Mountain Lookout, and snapped this shot of the nearby glass house mountains, just before sunset.
|Will it be Julia?|
Tom-ism: "Let's have a nice salad" and "I'll be there in a minute, I just need to take my (scrabble) move" Recent accomplishment: getting past halfway in the 967 page tome he's reading, and bicycling up the beach (meaning tires in the sand) to Sunshine Beach, and back, about a 20 mile trip. Favorite Aussie food (FAF): poached egg on toast with vegemite.
Stephanie-ism "Mute!" and "I'm going to yoga" recent accomplishment: Not getting lost driving home from Mooloolaba (the most confusing signage ever) and taking a solo all day hike in the hinterland. FAF: essential grains fruit bread
Eli-ism: "You're not funny" and "What's for dinner?" Recent accomplishment: 93% on his last maths assignment, and without any nagging keeping his room strikingly clean most of the time. FAF: creme filled lamingtons.
Melissa-ism: "How ya goin', lovey?" and "There's a spider in my room!" Recent accomplishment: Spending most of the day Sunday finishing her physics project, and getting a facebook page (resulting in longer time to finish physics project) FAF: lamb and beef kabob from the Lebanese deli.
Eli is now 15,and has thoroughly enjoyed his 48 hours of fame. When his birthday was done and dusted here, it had just started in California. How good is that.....