Happy Easter

Egg Sculpture and Mosaic by Dianne Sonnenberg. If you enjoy sculpture and mosaics too, you can view how it was made here by clicking here. This beautiful sculpture sits on a private ranch in Texas. I so love seeing sculpture sitting in fields like this. Some years ago we were living in Ballina and the Tea Tree Plantation used to hold annual sculpture exhibits in their acreage, it was such fun to wander the path. One year there was a giant red chair in the paddock. It was like being in a set from Alice in Wonderland.

We woke to a wet Good Friday here in Helensvale, just managed a short walk with Molly and Casper before the rain started again. Looking out from our house sit onto the water is lovely though even in the rain, I love the many moods of water. A swan stopped by to say hello this morning. I thought it was going to come ashore when it saw us watching it, but no and it swam away again.

Molly and Casper checking the lines.

Time for a coffee. Wishing you and yours love and togetherness this Easter...

and a great big share of chocolate eggs. (Easter Egg by Jeff Koons)

Skydiving and Yachts

From time to time we toss up buying a yacht. A MacGregor has been contemplated more than once, then we watch episodes of Sailing La Vagabonde and toss up buying a catamaran, and then it all gets too hard so we sit on a Marina and look at them instead.

But you can't go too far wrong, sitting at Hope Island having a lovely coffee at one of the cafes here.

Or take a stroll around and look at the lovely gardens and native frangipanis...

And if you feel like it, a sun downer at Two Friends Wine Bar Hope Island Marina. On the weekends you'll also enjoy a musician from the Conservatory playing for you.

A lovely way to finish the day.

PS... In case you haven't seen them yet, and if you like yachting and vicarious travel videos visit Sailing La Vagabonde - click here for their youtube channel.

Helensvale House Sit

We headed off for our Helensvale house sit, just ahead of all the storms that have been kissing the NSW and Queensland coasts. This time we discovered Kingscliff on our way. What a great little sea side town.

Loved the sculptural tribute to the surf life savers of Kinscliff NSW.

I never realised it was so close off the highway, and given the choice of a service station rest stop and a gorgeous sea side cafe, I know which one we will pick. With the storm chasing us, we headed off to Helensvale to meet the new little treasures, that we are minding for just over a week.

The beautiful view over the lake.

Next morning Molly and Casper showed us their neighbourhood.

Casper and Kevin discussed the pros and cons of fire hydrants,

and we noticed these beautiful red frangis.

Meow has been showing up every so often, having quite a few chats, and even ran down with the dogs to meet us when we returned from a kayak tour today.

A relaxing end to the day.