Anyway, Pierre and I returned to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 2013....seriously downsized....refurbished....sold our beautiful home overlooking Bunyaville Forest Reserve....and flew away to our new townhouse (yet to be completed).
|It was time to leave our|
beautiful forest....but I wasn't leaving those rusty balls.
They'll just fit into the new townhouse garden!
Our new 'hood is truly wonderful, incredibly friendly and extremely swish! It's Hawthorne, a suburb of Brisbane in sunny Queensland.
So....I've decided to relaunch my blog and call it "Paris Rendez-Vous and Beyond". You'll see glimpses of home and beyond....all with an Art focus and a celebration of life.
We had 9 months in Paris in 2012....it was wonderful....but as they say....there's no place like home.
I mean....have a look at Brisbane.
It's a magical city teeming with all the best things in life....great food, beautiful sunshine, fresh air, fabulous galleries, tropical homes on stilts called Queenslanders, tropical storms at Christmas time and friendly Queenslanders (the unique species of people living here) just to name a few of our attractions. I guess since living overseas, I've a new appreciation of just how gorgeous my home is.
Even the President adored it when he visited recently for the G20!
And....if ever you want to house swap.....
Brisbane showing off for the G20
|Our John Oxley research library|
|Brissie....you are divine|
|My new 'hood....emerald and scarlet|
|4pm and tropical storm brewing....but I want to go to the Evening Christmas Market down|
at the local park!!!
|Smell that storm....but wait....it could be a fizzer!|
|A long time ago I got married under a Frangipani tree....divine scent|
|This is my first visit to the local market...about 500 yards away.|
Christmas decorations pefectly positioned on a gum tree...and look at
that rusty roof....this is definitely my kinda 'hood.
|That's for sure!!!!!!!!!|
|That most interesting and unique species....a naturally friendly Queenslander.|
I kid you not!!!
|Yep!! Santa arrived and brought the rain...but we kids didn't care.|
Onya (slang for 'good on you') Santa!!!
|Oh come on Santa....the season hasn't even started yet! Get real!!!!|
|Brisbane....you are B - U - T - FUL!|
Feels good to be blogging again too....though I recently read that blogging is now 'ancient history"!!!!