Monday, November 30, 2009

So Where Do You Live?

As many of you know I have recently moved house. Although I have only moved locally the move has been hectic, (is there a move that isn't!!!), and I am a little exhausted. We have a house full of relatives visiting from all over the Australia and the rest of the world and it's a hectic time in the lives of various family members at the present. One of the nieces has turned 21 and rather than everyone visiting the family in Sydney to celebrate, the family has taken the opportunity to have the celebrations here in Noosa as we often do. Everyone loves this part of the world and once again the family has come from all over the world to gather here as the place of choice.This has left me thinking about where we live and how lucky we are, and how beautiful this place I choose to live in is. The family was not born locally, we are from many other places, but now we all think of this area as home more than any other. This is the place we all choose to gather for the significant events in our lives, both past and present. With all these things happening I thought it was time to share a little of it with you all. Tune out now if you don't want to see a gratuitous commercial for my neck of the woods!

Welcome to Noosa, Queensland Australia!

Average temperature around 29-32degrees C in the summer months.
Summer lasts about 6 months of the year.

It's subtropical!

Noosa enjoys loads of sun, a little light tropical rain now and then, (read that as tropical storms, LOL) and day after day of glorious sunshine!
Winter is sorta non existant! (Average winter top temperature 20degrees C and low of around 10degrees C, as I said non existant!)

The heads and inlet from the Pacific Ocean to the Noosa River.

It sits on one of the worlds best strips of sandy beaches at the top end of what is known as the Sunshine Coast.
A section of sandy beaches stretching for over 100 kilometres with vast areas of undeveloped beaches and natural bush. It is famous for it's sunshine, beaches, everglades, salt water lake sysytems national parks and nature walks. This strip encompasses a number of small towns of which Noosa sits at the northern tip.

The local tourist beach in Noosa.

The salt water lakes.

The national park here in Noosa where you can walk to one of the best surf beaches in Oz!

Fancy some more?
Posted by Picasa

The river area at sunset.

Fancy a walk along the local surf beach?

One of the locals has been fishing again!

One of these guys lives literally around the corner from my home!

So there you have it! A small glimpse of my home here!
Hope you enjoyed this plug for tourism Oz style, LOL!

We'll get back to your regular viewing channel soon, I promise!

As soon as the family leave and I finish unpacking!!!
(Read this as a week or so...)
Now where's that drinky gone???

In the meantime...

Fancy a walk with me along the beach?

Lifes too good, hope you're enjoying yours!

Posted by Picasa


MrCachet said...

Rooms with a VIEW!

Judy said...

Yeah ok, ok , so now we are all officially jealous! xo

La Dolce Vita said...

I'm not jealous! I'm moving in! got a spare bedroom?! LOL! It would make swapping a lot easier! what a gorgeous place! I have always wanted to visit Australia and now between you and Sylvia, I am just drooling over all these magnificent pix. you are one lucky girl!

Lawendula said...

Looks like paradise! But funny when you live in one of the best places in the world.
But thinking of all the toxic animals, I say: no thanks!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Beautiful spot Kim - loved the photos. Here's wishing you all happiness in your new home.

Kelly Jeanette said...

Wow, such a beautiful place. You are so lucky. Be sure to post more pics.

jill said...

Just gorgeous. Your pictures are stunningly beautiful. The tourism office should direct people to your blog!. Each photos is as awesome as the next. Best of luck in your new home! Looks like you are blessed!

Seth said...

I cannot believe just how beautiful your home is!!! what a backyard - LOL!

Shelly said...

You live in a little slice of paradise, Kim. Gorgeous, gorgeous photos.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. The cards were great fun and hopefully will kick start my creative urge again. I really appreciate your comments, you always make me feel like a million bucks.
Enjoy the holidays with your family and look foward to seeing more of your lovely art soon !!

Luna said...

It looks like paradise!
Australia is really a wonderful place to live. Hope I can visit again someday.

Marie said...

OK, so my new dream is to go to Noosa! It is no wonder you have so many house guests. Don't be surprised if the bloggers descend upon you en masse. Truly, your photos are enchanting, especially today when we in Colorado are experiencing below zero temperatures and snow, snow, snow.

Studio Sylvia said...

Hi Kim.
Noosa looks beautiful ah but I still love Melbourne. How lucky are we, to live in such a beautiful country.
Wishing a happy time in your new abode.

Gaby Bee said...

Thanks for these gorgeous pics! It looks like paradise...such a wonderful place. I would love to switch homes for a week or longer.

Debrina said...

Any room for me too?

La Dolce Vita said...

just had to come back for another look see...
I fancy us walking on the beach and laughing our heads off about something...
who knows what... we always find the humor in things don't we? hope you are settled in and arting it up! xo

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

oooo soooo lovely! shades of blue like WOW! Thanks for sharing your neck of the woods and hope you get all settled. We haven't moved in over 25 years ... I shutter to think of what all we would uncover here :)
Visting Oz is a dream of mine, your photos are why!!!
Enjoy * Enjoy
Happy December, sure sounds festive and fun with family all around!
oxo from sweet ole Virginia USA, just outside Wash DC

alteredbits said...

holy cow, lady! these photos are utterly GORGEOUS! i don't suppose you're ready for more company, are you? i want to come for a visit even more than i did before! off to purchase a passport... ;)


Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Oh! I didn't realise you'd snuck in this post! Your right, Noosa is lovely! Beautiful pics!
Thankyou for your kind comments on my blog:) Hope your settled in now and looking forward to Christmas!

Ro Bruhn said...

We went to Merrimbula this year for our holiday, maybe next year we'll have to come back to Noosa. One of my favourite bead shops is in Noosa, Timbukto to Katmandu.

Trudi Sissons said...

DROOOWLLLLing - next time I must remember to put a bib on before I surf over to your site.