Fun at Southbank Parklands

Fun at Southbank Parklands

We had a wonderful day at Southbank Parklands yesterday.

After checking out the “Machines of Da Vinci” exhibition, we headed down to Chez Laila to enjoy some fantastic Lebanese food, and thick, muddy Lebanese coffee. I thought I might have seen a young Ozzy Osborne there.

Then we hopped on the huge Ferris Wheel, the “Wheel of Brisbane” as the sun was going down. The view was spectacular, and we all agreed that Brissie is a much prettier city than we give her credit for.

Afterwards we went to the free comedy concert at the Piazza and watched The Kransky Sisters, Tripod plus a host of other comedians debating whether or not Queenslanders have more cause than other Australians to be happy. (Of course we do!)

Incidentally, the Kranskys are hilarious. Check out their website if you haven’t heard of them. Tripod are so funny you forget how talented they are as musicians.

All in all, a fantastic day! I hope we have many more days like this.

Liz loves Ferris Wheels Brisbane River & Ferry The Wheel of Brisbane Brisbane River Brisbane River & Ready to go
Getting Ready for the Ferris Wheel Lebanese Coffee Ozzy Osborne as a 6 year old girl Mona Lizzie Da Vinci's Parachute

Fun with genetics


Party sparklers on steroids. Lawnton on a Saturday night ๐Ÿ™‚12seconds.tv

“What’s a sparkler bomb got to do with genetics”, you ask.

Towards the end, after the “sparkles” there’s a whispery high pitched laugh, a bit like “Mutley” on 70’s cartoon “Whacky Races”. That’s me. But what’s wierd is it’s how my Dad laughs too, especially at something “Naughty”. I’m sure if he had popped over here last night, we both would have been laughing like this!

I love Dad, so it’s always fun to discover something else I have in common with him.

Oh, and by the way, well done on the fireworks boys! The neighbors probably think we’re forcing down the price of real estate in the area, but you demonstratred a good grasp of physics and chemistry to pull off such a spectacular display.


Part time models – Youtube

And Jonno, my son, I’m really proud of your most recent bass guitar performance on this video. Nice to know we share some music genes, although yours seem to have mutated from Jazz into Heavy Metal.

I should mention that your bass guitar broke shortly before this performance, so you were playing on a totally unfamiliar instrument.

Well done mate.

Genetics can be nightmarish at times, but I think these two videos demonstrate that it can be fun too!

Birdsville 1993

Birdsville 1993

MooSA / QLD BorderI love police womenBurke and Wills Survey Tree
Birdsville 1993The First AIM Hospital 1923-1937Birdsville 1993A coldie at noon
The Birdsville Pub
The Moo Mobile outside the Birdsville PubBrian and MeBrian at the Burke and Wills Survey Tree
Lock me up, please, Miss Police Woman
Aeroplanes at BirdsvilleFred Brophy's Boxing TentA Beer, A Hat and a Warning Sign

I visited Birdsville in August 1993 for the Birdsville Races.
I got arrested by an amazonian policewoman, drank lots of beer that cost an arm and a leg per can, sat on a toilet that got flushed by boiling bore water, slept in a tent city and had a fantastic time.
If you ever want to do something unusual when you visit Queensland in mid “winter” (I use the term loosely), then check out the Birdsville Races. It’s something you just have to do ๐Ÿ™‚
Redcliffe Sunset

Redcliffe Sunset

Redcliffe Sunset

I never thought you’d be able to see the sun set over the water in South-East Queensland, considering the fact that it’s on the east coast of Australia.
I took this photo of the sunset from Scarborough on the northern tip of the Redcliffe Peninsula across the road from the Marina, looking north-west over Deception Bay.
It’s much more picturesque when you see it with your own eyes – the Glasshouse Mountains off to the north (not visible in this photo) look spectacular.
I can’t think if many other places in the area where you can see sunsets over the water like this from the mainland.
Well worth the effort!
Dragon in the Sand

Dragon in the Sand

Dragon in the Sand

We visited the “Festival of Sails” at Redcliffe on Friday and watched the launch of the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.
The place was packed with visitors, but one thing that really impressed us was this sand sculture of a Dragon and some Dolphins. The Dragon has some file coming out of his nostrils. It looks amazing.
Dennis Massoud, aka “Sandman”, who does these sculptures is there every year, and he’s available for parties and functions. He’s a world champion at his craft.