We went exploring our new neighbourhood on the weekend. We hopped on the bikes and headed to Indooroopilly Shoppingtown, our nearest shopping centre. We had some computer games to trade in at EB Games (gathered during our 'pre-move decluttering') ... and we were long overdue for some Omega-3 Fatty Acids (sushi).
It was very hot, so we stopped under shady trees..... lots.....
... and frolicked under drinking fountains... to keep cool.
We found some lovely shady parks.
My boys practised all their 'parkour' moves in this one.
Their clothes are still soaking in Napisan 24 hours later.
The bike tracks are fabulous and go for miles... through lovely parks.
There are so many beautiful heritage homes in our area too.
Graceville, January, 2011
Hard to believe it was all under water 12 months ago. There is still so much construction work going on.
Some houses have been raised so high on stilts that they look quite disproportionate. If you look closely you can still see the water marks on many homes....mostly just below the roofline. Makes you feel sick to think of how much damage there was.
I'd love to build a house here....would just have to peruse the flood maps very carefully though. My style of home would fit in beautifully with all the graceful old Queenslanders here.
Went past an absolute beauty on our ride to the patisserie yesterday. Will take a photo when I run past tomorrow.
Happy Monday, have a great day!
PS. Little one has made friends with just about every kid in our street.... and there are many. They are now running in packs.... .. didn't take long. He just walked up to every kid he saw and said "Hi, I'm Kristian, do you want to be my friend?" I call him in when it's dark. He's joyous...he has been holding court showing off his lizards and stick insects...... and the nerf guns are also getting a serious workout.... enough for the whole neighbourhood. My old cranky property manager would have a fit now.... seeing my boy being a little boy!