Saturday, 31 January 2009

Happy 13th Birthday William






This Wednesday was William's 13th. birthday. Where has our baby gone? Life just flys by a little too quick for my liking. Anyway enough of all that, we celebrated his birthday with a trip to the Rustic Olive. An Italian restaurant recommended to us by one or two people. We arrived around 6.30 pm. and could not believe when asking for a table the reply was do you have a reservation? Saturday night at 8.00 pm fare enough but surly not Wednesday! We were given a table alfresco about 15 meters up the street out side the now closed newsagents. But with a lovely sea view we were quite content. Within 15 mins. the restaurant was full to the brim. Me and the birthday boy had Pizza. Lauren had Lasagna while Adie went for the fish rock pool, a fish combination in a fish sauce served in a soup bowl with a serving of rustic bread.
I must say the food was very nice and no doubt we will return at some point, it maybe when all the Indian restaurants are closed though!
We then returned back to Walowa Street for Will to make a wish and blow the candles on his very nice Strawberry and Chocolate cake. Happy birthday Will XX

Monday, 26 January 2009

Australia Day 2009





Well yet another lovely hot bank holiday weekend. Friday night we had a power cut and as you do, you sit out front of your house with the neighbours, Garry and Sharyn, open a few bottles of beer and wine, light a few candles and wait for the electricity to come back on....and after three hours when it does.....you just carry on drinking and enjoying the chatter. Great Evening.

Saturday then came and we had a trip upto Bribie Island and rode the waves on the boogie boards. We had a few wipe outs, but had a fun afternoon. Later we had a BBQ with Duncan and Julie. We dressed for the occasion all "Ozzied" up to celebrate Australia day. Another few bottles later and we danced the night away.

Sunday was another hot one and we enjoyed a swim in the pool and another BBQ and a few more bottles of beer. Then had an England V Australia Wii competition with Garry and Sharyn, but as tradition dictates Australia were the victors!!!!

Monday was a recovery day and we had a stroll on the front at Redcliffe, but stopped for a cheeky beer on the way back home.

All in all another fine weekend in Brizvegas.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Arty's and Party's

We have had another lovely day in Brisvegas with a little bit of culture added to the Mills life style this morning. We took a trip into Brisbane and visited the art gallery's and science museum, Although we enjoyed the museum I don't think we will be rushing back to the art gallery's. It was just a little too arty farty for a girl from Belle Isle and a boy from Middleton. That said you have to try these things!
This afternoon we went up to one of the many local parks for Laurens friend Emily's 16th. birthday party. The occasion was made even more special with a visit from a big Alpha male Kangaroo and another lovely sunset.





Sunday, 4 January 2009

Wet and Wild





Today was Adrienne's final day of the Christmas holidays and it saw us taking a trip to Wet and Wild about 60 mins. drive South on the Gold Coast. The weather although starting a little cloudy was anything but wet and wild with another Queensland summers day doing the business for us.
The kids had heaps of fun on the various high thrill rides, although I think the next time we pay a visit it will be when the rest of Australia is back in their home states. We didn't realise that Brisbane is the holiday retreat for the rest of Australia at this time of year and this fact didn't help with queuing for the various rides. That said the kids had a great time and made us promise to take them back.
Who knows the next time we pay Wet and Wild a visit it could be with you. Now that would be nice!!!

Friday, 2 January 2009

New Years Eve 09






December the 31st. saw us bring in the new year with our good friends Julie and Duncan and their lovely family. We arrived around 3.30 in the afternoon for drinks and then dinner of Garlic,Ginger and Chili prawns cooked to perfection by executive T.V. celebrity chef Duncan Gray, followed by a beautifully cooked, hand picked locally grown Killcoy steak around 5.00. Dinner was followed by a review of the year which featured a collection of calamity's and disasters of 08 mainly featuring Mr.Gray himself. I have no doubt that this will be an annual event, I also have no doubt that next years main culprit will be Mr. Mills but it is all good fun!
Other friends started to arrive around 8.00 for a party in the style that only the Gray house could produce. It was another superb party thanks to mine hosts Duncan and Julie with drinks and fun flowing effortlessly through the night. With the sound of new year ringing in 09 the party found its way into their pool with people diving and jumping in in various stages of dress! Nice one the Grays you did us proud.
Finally we would just like to take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and prosperous 09, lets all make the most of this year as remember unless your Marty Hopkirk, you only live once. Happy New Year XXXX

The Willster

The Willster

Lozza

Lozza
Currimundi Lake

World Clocks

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Sunset on the Sunshine Coast

Sunset on the Sunshine Coast

Work Wheels

Work Wheels
Fying the flag down under

Followers

Lightning on Sandgate beach

Lightning on Sandgate beach
A photo from last years thunder storm

Setting sun at Scarborough

Setting sun at Scarborough

Riverfire, Dump and Burn

Riverfire, Dump and Burn
An F111, at the Brisbane riverfire fest dumps its fuel, then sets it alight.

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Setting Sun

Setting Sun
A pretty view from the balcony

THAT MUST HURT THEIR HEADS!

THAT MUST HURT THEIR HEADS!
Now thats clever!

Will and Danny

Will and Danny
The two at the back, not the Blue and Green ones!

Comming to Oz very soon!!

Comming to Oz very soon!!
A slightly older ian Mc.enzie

I HAVE A DRINK

I HAVE A DRINK
All that surfing makes you thirsty.

The Witches of Eastweekenders!

The Witches of Eastweekenders!
Julie, Adie, Julie and Claire

Them wot days, tha nos.

Them wot days, tha nos.
We love a good wedding

Andy and Duncan

Andy and Duncan
Those sausages are burning pal!

Julie, Adie and Isla

Julie, Adie and Isla
Good mates!

Duncan Dares

Duncan Dares
Speedo Bar-B-Q goggles

An Afternoon At Sandgate

The Golden Ticket

The Golden Ticket
12 months of grief for this little baby

Next stop, Sunny Brizzy

Next stop, Sunny Brizzy

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Hi there, this our attempt at a diary so you can see our progress as we move lock stock and barrel from one side of the world to the other. Well fingers crossed, here goes !!