Today was our first day of term four at college, and while it is good to be back part of me isn’t quite ready for it. Holidays are never long enough when you’re looking at the end of them. So I thought I’d relive a bit of our holidays by writing about it and showing some photos.
We went to Brisbane for four nights to see our friends who recently got married (in Adelaide) and who now live in Brisbane. We were very thankful to be able to stay with them in their spare room, otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to afford to go.
We left our house via a dash through the rain to our neighbour’s car. The friends in our community are very generous with lifts to the airport. I took this photo anticipating a contrast in the weather between here and Brisbane. But I forget to take any pictures of the weather in Brisbane, and there wasn’t a lot of different during our first few days there!
After we arrived and settled in we went for a walk to Southbank, a section of parkland I suppose you could call it, by catching a free ferry across the river. Southbank is a very pretty area. I loved the winding pathway with overhead flowering vines, the community herb and vegetable garden, and the ‘city beach’ was amusing.
We had a day trip to the Glasshouse mountains and had lunch in a little town there. I was pleased that we did the thing you’re apparently supposed to do in this town: buy fudge! From this place of all places. It made me think of my sister. She used to say ‘fatty-boombah’, which I image one would become with too much of this fudge. It was delicious.
On Monday night I filled in on my friend’s church netball team because they had a few injured players. It was indoor with nets, which was fun. I’d never played with nets before. It made the court feel smaller but the game moved much faster. I’m that dark blurry WA in the picture because I run so fast…
One morning we walked up a mountain (big hill that’s called a mountain? it was only 2km) that gave us a great view of the whole city. Our home city has a mountain like this so this was a familiar activity. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo of this.
J decided that the city should be called Bridgebane because of the sheer number of bridges over the river. The river cuts right through the middle of the city so it’s no wonder. This picture kind of gives you an idea of what the city is like.
We also had fun on the free ferries, seeing some river-side ‘art’, a visit to the Museum, catching up with our old Greek lecturer and the former student minister at our church.
We loved spending time with our friends, catching up on each others’ lives and exploring the city they are making their home in. Thanks for welcoming us friends, and sharing so much with us.