My Mum and good friend Ian, chat while enjoying the view. Laguna lookout at Noosa National Park, Queensland, Australia
One week remaining before Little One and I travel home – back South of the boarder again.
Amongst the work that brought me up here to Queensland, we have been playing in the sun, sand and surf (gentle toddler friendly beaches). The highlight for me has been catching up with good friends who live on the Sunshine Coast and spending time with family.
Perhaps escaping the end of Winter, may become an annual pilgrimage.
It is hard to believe that last week it was snowing 30 minutes away from our house (very unusual). This week the nights are still very cold but the days are bathed with warm sunshine.
Time to venture outside after our recent hibernation stint. Time to finally pick the winter mandarins.
This photographed mandarin tree is a miniature variety. We have had this tree and pot since we lived in the inner City of Sydney. Proof that you can still grow vegetables and fruit even if you have very little outside space. Space doesn’t limit you – your imagination and belief does.
When the wind stops and rain eases to allow the sunshine through the clouds, the days are delightful here throughout Winter.
Blessed is the gardener who can plant seeds in every season in their garden. I will be continuing planting peas for the next two weeks, then planting onions. Lettuce and spinanch I will continue to plant throughout winter too.
Have a lovely weekend everyone – get outside and enjoy!!
Mini, Cooper and Max (left to right) wait outside the kitchen baby proof gate. Waiting in hope!
Don’t be fooled by their tiny brown eyes or sad demeanor. These three dogs are loved and spoilt. Mini and Cooper are our white, fluffy dogs. Max is visiting with his Mum – who is also my Mum (I guess that kind of makes Max my brother).
They sit in continuous hope for treats from the kitchen.
The gate enables me to cook uninterrupted from the Toddler and the Fur Kids.