30 January 2009

Im baaaack!

Wow what a great holiday! I feel relaxed and refreshed and ready to go! There is nothing like a week at the beach to clear the cobwebs from your mind. So after a lovely week we all came back ready to get on with 2009! The kids went back to school and I started my new job this week and it's all just great! I have to catch up with my 365 photos in this post so I will leave the yacking for now and just get into posting up to last Sunday to get me up to date :)

Here goes........

Day 15
This is a photo of Tasha's school book contact the rotten horrible @!#!$@ stuff! Arggg I haven't had this much trouble with covering books in years! Talk about bubbles and creases! Anyway this photo was taken before I threw the lot on the floor and nearly jumped on them - I fiddled in lightroom to give it an acid washy kinda look because it suited my frame of mind at the time.

Day 16
My cat Chelsea is starting to get used to having her photo taken now and barely glances at me when I grab the camera - lol - I'm glad because she is 16 years old this year and I am trying to get lots of photos of her in case she ummmm leaves us soon. This was taken just before I stuffed her in a cat cage to take her to Mum's while we were away, she was NOT a happy camper - I was going to take a picture of her in the cat cage but she was hissing and spitting sooooo I changed my mind LOL

Day 17
Ahhh here we are at the Gold Coast for our annual break! The first thing we do after unpacking our stuff and checking out the changes made to our unit during the year is to go for our family walk along the beach - I loved the reflection in this photo of Tasha.

Day 18
Ok I'll be honest and tell you that I'm not that keen to swim in the sea and the minute I can't touch bottom I panic - but knowing that the guys and girls from the Surf Rescue are right there makes me feel much safer and we only ever swim between the flags!!! Oh and the smaller of the two large unit complexs in the background is where we stay.

Day 19
We went up to the Currumbin Creek Rock Pools today and the water was freezing. I loved this photo of Bella perched on the rock trying to get up the nerve to jump into the icy water, her Dad was teasing her and she was scowling so much she reminded me of a Bunyip hehe

Day 20
Ahhhhh so lovely to walk along the beach in the afternoon!

Day 21
The waves were a bit choppier and bigger today when we went for our walk - I loved the look of the waves pounding against the rocks!

Day 22
Today we took a trip up to the Springbrook National Park to check out the walking tracks and the waterfalls. The weather was damp and cloudy and the photos all came out rather dark and eerie looking but I loved how this tree looked against the backdrop of fog.

Day 23
The units that we stay at have a fairly basic pool, it's not a flash lagoon or anything, but the kids get such a kick out of jumping into it after being in the surf. I can't get over Tasha's increased confidence in the water this year - last year she would only swim with her life vest on but this year she was swimming around like a little fishy! It was so great to see her playing in the pool with her sister while I lounged on the side of the pool on the banana lounge ROFL

Day 24
Like sands through an hour glass, so go the days of our holiday. I was trying to capture the lovely view from our unit before we went home the next day but the clouds obscured the view of Surfer's Paradise that you can usually see past the rocks. Never mind, there is always next year!

Day 25
Here we are on the way home - I took this photo just for you Deb! FYI my friend Deb has a passion for signs and I took this photo not long after we pulled onto the highway. No-one wanted their picture taken this morning, everyone is always a bit blue that we are going home so this has ended up my photo of the day by default LOL

OK I am all caught up with my photos for now - there will be another lot ready for posting on Sunday as I will be back into the groove. Thanks for stopping by everyone - I appreciate your lovely comments!


amson said...

Good to hear that you had a wonderful break and holiday with the family! And love the covering books photo as this looks like our table last week. Also love the surf rescue shot especially the colours!

Simply Vixen said...

welcome back gf... missed'ya bunches!

and hey... next year, count me in!
I wanna go too WOW Fab Fotos gf!!!

LOL @ the road sign, yanut
but, they are kewl, eh? lol
it can become addicting, ya know!
may just hafta get'ya snappin' photos of restaurant signs, etc lol

*wink* and a *hug*

Carol said...

I tell you girl, your photography is going from strength to strength. These are magnificent. Tell me you didn't take that sign photo THROUGH the windscreen? My windscreen would never be that clean.