JUstDreamInparadise.......JUDI living in Paradise

I am fifty something and I love my family and the life I live. I'm an optimistic person by nature and I try to find a positive for every negative. I'm not a vegetarian, but the animal I eat is. I enjoy cooking, photography and scrapbooking. Since living here I have become a gardener and take immense joy in the beauty of my garden. My husband and I feel that we are the caretakers of the land rather than land owners. We run a grass fed Droughtmaster Stud on our little piece of Paradise and the cattle are a never ending supply of photo opportunities.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Happy (Belated) New Year!

I cannot believe we are already six days into 2013.  I was hoping that this year would not be as hectic as 2012 but so far it is not looking that way.  We already have marked on our calendar two weddings two birthday parties (one in New Zealand!), a christening, our 35th wedding anniversary reunion, a trip to Europe and that is all before the end of April!
Enjoying the pool!
We celebrated New Years eve at Palm Cove with our good friends Mike and Kate and their family.  We booked ourselves into the Novotel so that we could enjoy the night without the thought of driving home and the Novotel was only a stones through from where our friends were staying.  We made our way to their place as soon as we arrived and headed straight for the pool area.  This was a great idea because while the adults enjoyed a few nibblies and drinks, the kids splashed around.
When the sun went down we headed back upstairs where Mike and Christian cooked up a fabulous Laksa for dinner that went down a treat.  After dinner we made our way down to the esplanade to get a prime spot to watch the fireworks that were due to start at 9.00pm.  Palm Cove had a wonderful family feel about it and watching the kids faces as the fireworks exploded brought back wonderful memories of all the fireworks displays that I had enjoyed over the years with our boys.
So, Happy New Year to all our wonderful friends and family and may 2013 bring you all your heart desires.











1 comment:

  1. What fabulous photos Judi!! Great energy and colour and so so festive! Glad you had a lovely night. Sounds like you are in for a big year! I'm exhausted just reading about it lol.

    Happy New Year to you and your DH :)

    Much love xxx

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