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A day out together, in our town

Monday, 10 October 2016
Hello Dear Reader,

As you probably know by now, I don't go out very much, preferring to stay at home instead, however I love going to garden shows and this is the second year I have been to this one. It was the Brisbane International Garden Expo, over the weekend and is held at Strathpine, which is about a 25 minute drive from our place.

The whole expo is just beautifully presented, the park where it is held really adds to the beauty with rolling green hills and lots of trees. It must take them days and days to set up and then take down the exhibits. There are lots of planned presentations, given by specialists in their chosen field and every one we saw was full to the brim with people listening intently. It is so well run and a joy to attend. We took our lunch and a thermos for tea and enjoyed lunch under the canopy of some lovely big trees.

In hindsight we probably could have caught the train from Kippa Ring, which would have been a real novelty. You see, Redcliffe had been promised a rail line for the last 100 years or so, well, it was finally, officially opened, last week. There was a courtesy bus from the Strathpine train station to the Garden Expo, if I had known that, we definitely would have taken the train. Never mind, there is always next year.

After the Garden Expo, we hopped on the train and went into the Valley to China Town to stock up on some Asian groceries, it is worth the trip as the prices and variety is so much better than we can get locally. 

We also bought some Chinese BBQ Pork and Roast Belly Pork, as a treat, to have for dinner. It gives us a night off cooking and everyone enjoys it, all I had to do when we got home was cook some rice and veggie and we had an almost instant diner. Just what we needed after a day out in our town

So, tell me, what did you get up to on the weekend? Did you stay home or get out and about a bit?


  1. One of my favourite things to do is going to an open garden weekends, I always come away with so much inspiration!

  2. I spent Saturday afternoon in Stourhead, a magnificent National Trust house, but its the garden that makes it a special trip. There was a Naval wedding taking place, so lots of handsome young men and women in their uniforms, including swords. Today I have been spending time with my darling ginger cat who has to go to the vet on Wednesday for an op-I am worried about her, so making more of a fuss than usual. Love reading your blog

  3. Looks like a lovely weekend. My son is on school camp at the moment in Canberra and they are heading to Floriade today - so jealous!