Tuesday, 27 January 2009

january photo a day - australia day

thank you all for your well wishes. i think i was just feeling fatigued from the heat and humidity. i was feeling much better yesterday but didn't get a chance to post due to celebrating 'australia day'. unfortunately, i missed out doing the 'mantra monday' for the same reason....next week, for sure.

january 26th is a day where australia stops to celebrate our heritage and commemoratre the arrival of the first fleet in 1788. like most australians, we grabbed the opportunity to enjoy a family day out. the boys and i went over to michelle's (daughter) and alex's place. we played in the park near their apartment, then walked to the portside wharf by the brisbane river for a gander, then it was back to their place to enjoy a good ol' aussie barbie (BBQ) without the prawns... lol....finishing it all off with delicious pavlova. YUM!

at the park

even brad got in on the action

portside wharf

this is where some of the big international ocean cruisers come to dock, however, there was none yesterday. a pity as i hear they are quite a sight to see dwarfing everything around them.

there was a container ship

and some other vessels with passengers enjoying the special holiday

an art sculpture outside one of the many shops

alex - chef extraordinaire

on our way home - ahead is the 'gateway bridge' toll booths

aaron took this photo of the sky as we drove home...pretty neat, huh?

we all had a beautiful and fun day!


  1. sorry to read that you were not feeling well but at least you felt better to celebrate Australia day!

    the heat is certainly taking its toll... we had a little rain last night and earlier today.. but like you we need more. stay cool xoxo

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed looking at your pix too.

    Australia? NICE!

  3. AH!!! I felt my vertebrae realign as I read this post. :) Happy you are feeling better. :) I detest humidity.

  4. It looks like it was a beautiful day!!! Stay cool and I look forward to seeing what you create for next week's Mantra Monday. :D

  5. Sounds and looks like it was a wonderful day spent with your family. So glad you are feeling better, Serena!

  6. It does look like a fun day. And I enjoyed the wharf pictures, too. That's a wonderful sky shot that Aaron took.

  7. Looks like a gorgeous day was had! YAY!! Breathtaking picture of the sky too!


  8. Looks like a fun day :D I would love to be on that sail boat

  9. Hi Serena,
    I have missed you. It's hard for me to keep up with blogging friends. I enjoyed your pictures. Now must check through your old posts.Have a lovely week.

  10. So glad you're feeling better Serena, and had a good day with your family for your national holiday. It looks like you had a great time!

  11. Seems you all had a wonderful fun day, I enjoyed that sailboat photo's and the sky shot is really good!

  12. oooohhhh wow serena, what beautiful photos!!! so fabulous to hear you had a fun fun fun australia day!!!

    no worries about missing this week's mantra monday... there will be plenty plenty more!!! can't wait to see what mantra you come up with next!!!

    hee hee!!!

    peace and love

  13. Looks like great fun, beautiful sailboat.

  14. Serena, I was dismayed to hear that you were not feeling well, and glad to hear that you're feeling better. All these times you were worrying about me. You are thoroughly the sweetest of hearts! I haven't been online for a while, I almost didn't recognize your site. What a big difference. I love it. I also like your picture of yourself on the blogtitle (so different from your usual realistic portrait). Thank you for posting the pictures ... your country is beautiful :)

  15. Happy Australia Day. It was Chinese New Year Day here. Great photos of your day out... it's wonderful to see such bright photos of Summer.

  16. Glad to read you are doing better. That humidity can take a person down fast, (in my opinion)...

    Enjoyed the photos of your day out and playing and ...beautiful sky photo too!

  17. Gosh...I love these little glimpses into Australia and your everyday life...thanks for sharing Serena!:)

  18. These are great pics...looks like you had so much fun. And it looks HOT too. We aregetting more snow tomorrow LOL

  19. Beautiful photos. I am glad you had such a wonderful day. It is nice seeing the green grass and the leaves on the trees since we have been so snow covered and bare in Wisconsin.


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