Thursday, June 21, 2012

Holiday!! - warning - long and lots of pics!!

a couple of weeks ago Craig & I headed off for 10 days for a much needed break. First we headed up through Armidale, freezing!! well I thought Armidale was cold until we drove through Guyra on the way north - absolutely icy!! one of the locals said it is colder in winter LOL
We haven't been there since our kids were very young and it was nice to revisit this lovely town again, there are some great little shops there for a browse around.


The motel we stayed in had a family of deer in a field at the back ....very novel!

We then headed up to Toowoomba, a first for us, we both quite liked this very large town.
We headed just out of town to a place called Highfields where we met up with my very good friends Khris & Amanda. Khris's hubby Glen joined us as well as he was not long back from military duty in the Middle East. Craig & Glen sat and chatted in the sun while us girls hit the lovely quilt shop - Quilters Angel - and the gift shops.





After a few hours of chatting and catching up and a very yummy lunch, we farewelled our friends (until October girls!!) and headed across to the coast to Alexander Headland on the sunshine coast.

We spent a week here in a nice apartment across the road from the beach. The weather was all over the place, warm, sunny, cold, raining............but we made the most of it and had a nice relaxing break.










While we were there Lynda & Kayly came up one day from Brisbane and took me out quilt shop shopping and lunch. It was great to catch up with more friends!!



When we left QLD we headed down the coast road to Coffs Harbour where the weather was absolutely atrocious!! But the highlight of the stopover was dinner with more great friends Suzie & Dawnie!! Suzie opened up her home to us and invited us for dinner, it was a lovely night to sit and chat and make new friends, well new for the men LOL

 Well that was our break, back to reality LOL
But of course I couldn't do a holiday post without some food!!! LOL






20 comments:

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Anita...good pics of your holiday...I've heard of Patchwork Angel but not been there...Love that surfboard table...Good to see Dawnie and Suzie again...what a fun time you must've all had!

wackywoman said...

What a lovely post. Looks like you had a great time.

Deb R - frog cottage said...

Tis great to go on holidays but the added bonus was meeting friends...glad you had a good break x

Susan said...

Looks like a great trip - it makes me feel like going on holidays too!

Lorraine said...

loved all the holiday pics....and nice to combine the holiday with lots of catch-ups with friends (and shopping!) must go and see the sea soon.......

Khristina aka Khris said...

It is always lovely catching up with you my friend...was a lovely day. All that food looks pretty damn good.
Hugs Khris

live sports said...

nice pics

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Fantastic photos Anita....so pleased you had a wonderful holiday, nice to catch up with the girls...

Chookyblue...... said...

great pics.....sounds like you had a great time.........nice to see all the girls too........

Sarah said...

Gorgeous pics! How nice to catch up with Suzie and Dawnie, and the brissy girls too!

Shiralee Stitches said...

A jam-packed agenda......glad you got to catch up with special friends and to visit some lovely shops. I've been wanting to get up to Highfields for a while now.......

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

What a great Road Trip :) Great pics too Anita :)

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