Down on Mooloolaba Spit, there’s a telegraph pole that was placed there to allow the resident eagle pair (although technically they’re kites…whatever) to build their nest. Each morning when we walk we look for them. Just lately there’s been a lot more activity in the nest and this morning all four residents of the nest were up and standing proud. Yes, they’ve managed to raise two chicks who now appear to be ready to leave the nest – at least mum and dad appear to be ready for them to leave the nest!
Anyways, enough about the eagles…
Where we explored…
Sunday lunch was at the Apollonian Hotel in Boreen Point – about an hour drive north of where we live on the Sunshine Coast, but just 20 minutes or so from Noosa.
The Apollonian, first licensed in 1868, is a fabulous place for a bit of a Sunday sesh, but we were meeting some fellow bloggers and their husbands: Jan from Budget Travel Talk, Jan from Retiring Not Shy and Sandy from Tray Tables Away.
Food, wine, beer, sunshine and lots of travel talk. Is there a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?
What I announced…
The cover for Happy Ever After. I love this cover and I truly love this book – and can’t wait to get it out into the world. If you want to know more about it, check out this link.
What I wrote…
I’ve finally finished drafting my 6th book – snappily titled Book No. 6. It’s no. 2 in my Careful What You Wish For mini-series. I’m now in the process of going through it making sure that the dots are joined and all the scenes run the way that they should. I write by the seat of my pants so there’s usually quite a bit of re-working through that I need to do.
I also blogged something about strawberries.
Buderim Village Park
Just up the road from us with great picnic and barbecue facilities and a pretty impressive outlook.
In the kitchen…
We tried out a new laksa paste from a local producer. The next best thing to making it ourselves – except of course, that it’s quicker. Super yum.
Oh, the green on the top of the soup is sliced snow peas because I don’t like bean sprouts but wanted some crunch.
We also took the kitchen to Buderim Park on Friday and prepared Bun Cha – Vietnamese pork noodle salad – outside.
There was also this salad I put together on Saturday using produce we’d picked up that morning at Kawana Waters Farmer’s Markets:
- Smoked salmon
- Noosa Reds cherry tomatoes
- Cucumber and leaves
- Avos from the organic avo man
- Yoghurt from Maleny Dairies
What made me go eeeeuw…
The first cane toad sighting of the year on the front lawn.
That was my week…how was yours?