I needed a break from all the writing, so I decided to go for a lovely stroll on Sunday. Was another perfect winter's day here in Brisbane (26.5 degrees Celsius/79 degrees F), so the great outdoors were calling. I've enjoyed the occasional photo essay from blogger friends, so I thought I'd share my day with you. Grab a coffee or tea and join me...
We really do have kangaroos in the street Down Under, so my first stop was to make sure they had their winter woollies on.
Then it was across to the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), just across the river, to catch the last day of the Ron Mueck exhibition. Luckily I'd bought my ticket online as the queues snaked all the way through the Cultural Centre. Mueck is a London-based Australian artist. If you ever get a chance to see his scarily lifelike sculptures, you'll be blown away by his talent. So astounding. Being an Aussie, I'll put up his man on air mattress. Everything was perfect, right down to the odd scuff on the knee.
After the exhibition it was time for a coffee and French pastry with my friend Sarah. Rather yummy.
To walk off some of the above, we strolled through the graceful bouganvilla walk on South Bank. The light and shade was beautiful.
Then a lovely breather in the Botanical Gardens at South Bank.
Looking up, I saw a splendid little gum (eucalyptus) tree, so very Australian.
Can you feel the sunshine
Warm upon your skin?
I am the very sun itself,
The love you feel within.
Nearly home, I decided I needed more sun, so I sat in my favourite nook in the bridge near my digs, watched the sparkling water, the ferries, inhaled the peace, then caught up on the latest stories in That's Life Magazine. Unfortunately, none of mine were in this issue. Several of my blogger friends' stories were. I was chuffed to see their names. Rule Brittania!
Home again. I enjoyed a tantalising champagne with hibiscus flower and syrup on the deck. No better way to end a winter's odyssey.
We all need a break from quill and pen sometimes. How do you spend a glorious winter's day? Or summer's day?