Hello Dear Reader,
I don't go out much, although that sounds so ridiculous, even when I say it, as I am always at work, but there is a big difference between going out and being at work. Afternoons, Weekends and Days off are usually spent at home, with my list of tasks to complete. You know "A stitch in time, saves nine" and all that.
Anyway, lately I have been getting out a bit more than usual. Last Saturday night my sister and I went Ballroom dancing, it was a hoot, both my sister and I started dancing when we were very young in Gympie at the Molloy Dance Studio. I have the most beautiful memories of dancing my little legs off most weekends, competing in Dance Festivals, as they were called in those days. Once a dancer, always a dancer I guess. I gave dancing up when I met my hubby as he didn't and still doesn't dance, but thats okay, as it is the only thing we can't agree on.
|Our first Dance Festival, I was 7. My mum made the dress. I felt like a princess.|
|Action on the dance floor|
|At the Ritz Ballroom, circa 1975, have a look at the Brisbane skyline, the tallest building in those days was the SGIO building, now known as Suncorp.|
|Dancing with my Dance Teacher, Mr Jim Molloy. I was completing a medal or grading.|
Then, last Monday, which was public holiday, I spent most of the day at my sisters place doing a bit of gardening for her and sharing a beautiful lunch with my sisters little family. And Yesterday we went up to Maleny, a small township about an hour up the coast from us. It had been years since I was up that way and we hadn't really been to Maleny, we have driven through it a couple of times but never stopped or had a reason to go there. I had the delight of seeing Rhonda from Down to Earth Blog and have my copy of "The Simple Home" signed and had a lovely day to boot. Hubby and I strolled through the shops and had a lovely lunch of exceptional Sushi at "Soul about Sushi" at the Artisan Food Market in Maleny. I bought some supplies at the Maleny Co-Op and bought some fabric and and a lovely scarf from Sapling Textiles. Then we called into Maleny Dairy on the way home and picked up some Yoghurt and Cheese. One more stop at Vecchio's Fruit Stall for some Pineapples ( 3 for $5 ) Just delightful
|Some Dahlia's growing in a garden at the end of the main street in Maleny|