Happiness is…..


the smell of frangipanis in our garden……


and a tray of Bowen mangoes (the best mangoes in the world)…. $12.90 for 20 gorgeous balls of deliciousness.  Summer doesn’t get better than that.

Long time no see


We are back in Australia in our own home again.  It has been quite the journey.  We had a few lovely days up at Caloundra (north of Brisbane) spending precious time with my sister from Canada and recovering from jetlag.  The weather was perfect – sunshine during the days and a couple of storms at night to cool the temperature down a little.  We didn’t take a lot of photos.  We didn’t do a lot of anything other than spending time at the beach inhaling the ocean,  watching the waves roll in, the seagulls fly past, and enjoying the peace that being near the sea brings.


We swam.  We walked.  We ate when we felt like it.  We squished our feet in the sand.  We jumped in the waves.  This is how I spent my summer holidays as a child and how I still love to spend them.  Summer holidays in Australia are all about relaxing……