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Canvas at Nobby Beach

After a big week at uni and catching up on study, the boy and I thought we should treat ourselves to a lunch date. A ridiculously late breakfast meant that we actually weren’t at all hungry, so we decided to make a trip to Nobby beach to have a wander and try out a cafe that a friend recommended – Canvas.


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Rainy day entertainment: Gallery of Modern Art

It is still raining here in ‘sunny’ Queensland, so I will leave you with some pictures of our rainy day adventure to the Gallery of Modern Art last week.

There was a wall of wishes, where you wrote a wish and exchanged it for a ribbon that had a wish printed on it.

My wish…

Some of the wishes were so sad, and so sweet, and made me thankful that I really don’t have anything important to wish for except for happiness for those that I love.

Kris with the wish he chose…

Crazy pool room

Looking up from under the pool

Slippery slide!  We so need to go back when kids are back at school to go on this slide without a massive line-up.

Fun with reflections

Check out this fun pic that Kris took of us in the infinity room.

If you are in Brisbane: the 21st century exhibition is free, and is open until mid-April.


Photos from: my camera


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Click Click

We are back to reality after a fabulous long weekend away, and although I am glad to be back in my own bed, I kinda wish I could run away and live in a B&B in Byron forever.

Still feeling exhausted after an early wakeup call for sunrise photos yesterday, but it was well worth it so I can’t wait to go through and edit my photos.

I loved this piece of graff we found on our way to the Byron markets, so of course, in my usual fashion I wanted to share it with you.

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This weekend: Valley Fiesta

Here’s hoping that today’s rain eases up a little so we can get out and dance in the streets with all the Brisbane kids tonight at Valley Fiesta.

We often complain of very little to do in this city of ours, so I hope to get amongst it and enjoy what the Valley has to offer this weekend from street parties and live music to markets and art exhibitions.

It all kicks off tonight with the girls at Vietnamese, BYO, to celebrate a very special birthday.

Tomorrow during the day there is a suitcase rummage.  Ah bargains galore, I love it!

Saturday night I hope to get out and dancing to either Jinja Safari or Yacht Club DJs – two of the many great acts we saw at Splendour.

Sunday the Valley Laneway markets are on yet again, and I hope to get to the Shida exhibition at Nine Lives Gallery

Brisbane people… Am I missing something that is must-see?

What does everyone else have planned for the weekend?

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Black Milk

Though Sunday afternoon was rainy and grey, I ventured out to Light Space studios to have a look at some of the new range from Black Milk Clothing. Though I have seen some of the range stocked in boutiques in Brisbane, there were a whole heap of new pieces, and it is so great to be able to touch and try on everything.

Tights, tights and more tights

I came away empty handed, not for the lack of cool stuff, but rather the fact that I am not feeling in the best shape at the moment.  I need a definite health kick (and tan) before attempting swimmer shopping!  I am feeling a statement full piece for this year though so may return to try on some more in a couple of months.

I also braved the rain to snap fabulous street art near where I parked the car.

A couple of familiar styles, like the pieces on the wall at Black Star.

Of course, my old favourite, Shida.

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More hunting the streets

We went to Woolloongabba for lunch and to hit some antique stores when we came across more art by Shida.

Everytime I walk the streets I feel like I am a constant treasure hunt for his work and that of other talented artists.  I feel like I miss out on so much when we are in the car.

So interesting to see the difference in style between his paste-ups and things that have been free drawn.

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The joys of biking

On Saturday morning we had a leisurely bike ride to the West End markets for a coffee and to look around the community garden.  It is such a great space full of herbs and veggies, and I plan to be there on Saturday mornings whenever I can get the chance.

One of the greatest things about riding bikes is that you discover little things that would otherwise go unnoticed, fuelling my love for searching out graffiti.

Another Shida… I must drive/walk/ride past this guy at least once a week, yet I didn’t spot him until now.

I finally remembered to check out the water tanks at Davies Park in West End.  The paint is peeling but these pieces still look awesome.  I believe the first piece is by Mouf, and the second by Shida (again).

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