Tag Archive: Coomera


Thought at one stage that the late arrival in KL of the flight from Bangkok DMK to KUL 09.08.17 would obviate the connection to Oz. However, made it with time to spare. Landed nine hours later on a beautiful, cloudless Friday morning on The Gold Coast. Number 1 daughter and grand daughter came out to pick us up.

Day after day after day…….clear blue skies & bright sunshine. Temperatures are steadily increasing also, to C24 with an occasional leap to C30, and back down again to C25. On the news, I noticed that a report from Melbourne in the south, people were still wearing top coats and sweaters, invoking re – realization how there is much cooler weather there, and just how big Australia is!

Took Amelie to “Baby Rhyme Time” at the local library. Have noticed that the numbers attending are steadily increasing as the half hourly sessions bring parents and children in for a sing song and social. Also went for a walk around a beautiful man made lake adjacent to the Coomera river. It is utterly enchanting doing the walk with a child as they notice & pick up on lots of things that “grown ups” just pass by. Like the wind rustling leaves, birds in flight, the fragrances of woodland, flowers, freshly cut grass, flickering sun light coming through leaves of trees. On the way back called at Dan Murphy’s for a few “tinnies” & crisps.

Baby Rhyme Time at Coomera Library.

Last weekend,Fri 08.09.17 went down to Sydney to see number two daughter and hubby for a visit. Walked down to Bondi Beach to stretch our legs and came across a kite competition along the beach. Pitched up at the North Bondi RSL club for a drink and a snack with great views along Bondi Beach.

North Bondi RSL Club.

Seems bizarre that we are headed toward Christmas, a period within which “summertime” temperatures will be in the mid C30’s!

Friday 21.10.17 Down to Sydney to see #2 daughter for a quick flying visit. Also a party to celebrate a birthday and 1st skydive that a friend had undertaken. Then back up to Coomera on Sunday afternoon.

Headed out from Coomera to Singapore on 03.11.17.  Will spend a few days here, no doubting a visit to the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel. Saw the Light Show set to music  on the lagoon, not far from The Sands for the first time. Impressive!

05.11.17 Krabi (Thailand) Got a transfer to Popeye Guest House and  walked down a familiar road to the beach, where one notes that they had completed the paved area promenade to the left. Unfortunately the “fish tail” boat engine noise was still a subliminal irritation as they ferried never ending groups of tourists to Railay Beach around the headland. All that being said, it will be pleasant relaxing in the sun for a week topping up the tan.

11.11.17 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) Arrived at 10:50am after an early departure from Krabi & and a one and a half hour flight south. Always a pleasure going back to Malaysia as people are so courteous and pleasant to deal with. Will stay for two nights at Submarine G/H before taking a flight out to Doha early in the morning. From Doha will grab a connection back to Manchester.   

 

 

 

 

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Touched down at Gold Coast Airport, Queensland 15:30 pm after an uneventful flight from Sydney. Wow! the heat hits you as soon as one went through the aircraft doors, C37! Made it through to the taxi way after picking up luggage and waited for our son in law to pick up….and waited….and waited. Through some confusion and no phone connected, it transpired that he was waiting in the car park.

Got down into Coomera and settled in at number 1 daughters where we met our “new addition” to the family.

Amelie

Amelie

She is just exquisite.

Gold Coast, just south of Brisbane is a surfers paradise….so much so that they named it “Surfers Paradise” The town is fairly “newish” having sprung up for a holiday destination with guaranteed sunshine for the Sydney population. However, the town lacks a “centre” of any substance and it seems to be populated with large hotels, guest houses, restaurants, some shops and little else!

Gold Coast

Gold Coast

The beaches are “to die for.” Mile after mile of beautiful golden sand beaches in pristine condition with balmy water lapping at it’s edge.

Coomera is a “satelite” residential development about 40 minutes drive from Gold Coast. It is well served by great infra structure including Public Library, swimming baths, exercise areas and woodland walks. However, having a car is “de rigeur” as public transport is thin on the ground.

Will be heading out from Brisbane International airport on the 01.03.17 to LAX, Atlanta and back to “sunny” Manchester for the 03.03.17.

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