Sunday, 30 September 2018

Day out in country Imbil

We took Vic and Susan with us to nearby Lake Borumbah one Sunday noon.

Nick and I love to take the boat out and Jaffa proudly acts like Leonardo DiCaprio (luckily no Titanic for us!)

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As we went through Imbil, we met up with Frank and Suzie at their daughter Penelope’s new cafe at the Imbil Bowling and Tennis Club). What a lovely meal overlooking the creek — thank you Frank (see how he’s smiling! ;<) Oh, our Canadian tree planting helper Brandon was especially funny after many wines… LOL!

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Sunday, 23 September 2018

Everything is better shared with friends

We so enjoy taking a break and hanging out with Susan and Vic at their place in Black Mountain — the dogs LOVE it!

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Vic is quite the mus’o and here she has mastered the bouzouki that I’d built when in Athens last. What a night!

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Nick still gets back to Sydney regularly — here with best Mate and childhood friend Craig White.

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Sunday, 16 September 2018

Gorgeous time of year

While the Sunshine Coast is usually fine — this time of year is great for early morning sunrises in pink/orange.

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Bird life is rampant (these two pin headed dove were courting above the spring).

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While Nick and I are always mesmerised with our lovely place… here Bobbette the Kookaburra is watching over our bee hive with Nick nearby.

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And, as always, we enjoy the FAV each day — this near sunset when the colours have faded and light is mild.

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Saturday, 15 September 2018

Canyon creek trek

We took a trek to the canyon floor and followed the creek East.

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So many great trees with such character and constantly changing. Conner knows how to work his tongue — and Hannah is very pleased!

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These massive fig trees are so majestic with their fanned roots. Lovely!

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After a big hike, we always take time to rest and enjoy the views.

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Oh, and later we enjoyed MORE pumpkin sopaipillas!

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Friday, 14 September 2018

Queens of Country

Vic and Susan have really gotten into the country lifestyle… hats, boots, and jean shorts (okay — just Vic in shorts… so far!) Nick enjoyed her hat — for a second.

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Thought I’d surprise Vic and arrive for dinner in her “style” — always a great time to be had!

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A place to enjoy

We’ve always loved our FAV view near the front gate — now we can sit, relax, and enjoy it (thanks Danny!)

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We enjoyed the bench at Frank’s Lookout so much — we installed one at the FAV too — such a great place to enjoy the area.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Fencing and fun

After several days of clearing and a few days of fencing — Daniel celebrates the hardest part is done! Near 45% slope and barbwire were… an interesting test of determination!

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Jaffa is surveying the over 1 kilometre of fence we installed in about a week — clearing path, setting posts, stringing wire, building gates… Sometimes I wish I were a dog!

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Daniel and Valentina (from Chile) were always keen to share their pumpkin sopaipillas and happy to cuddle too.

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Here we’ve gone to Tinbeerwah Lookout to enjoy the stellar view — always changing and greatly enjoyed!

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Susan and Vic invited us around for dinner and we were treated to a fantastic piano concert by Vic.

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Sunday, 2 September 2018

Chicken and fences

Our chicken feeder has been keeping the flock entertained and well fed — here Jorge watches over his girls.

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Can you believe that this 20 degree slope is no the steepest section we’ll fence? Quite the challenge!

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Yet after a few days of great effort — its done!

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