September is done and we are now well into spring here in Brisbane and I cannot wait for the Jacaranda trees to bloom and to spend time out in the sunshine.
Below are a few of the things I loved.
The House with a Clock in its wall – this was very sweet film cast with Jack Black and Cate Blanchett would were perfect. The storyline is as simple as the title suggests but the film is filled with positive messages, quite cute “bad guys” and great acting. We managed to see the movie before it was actually released but we would definitely recommend giving it a go.
Live / Theatre & Shows
Brisbane Festival – the Aussie, Naomi and I had some tickets for the Brisbane Festival and we got to enjoy Bang! Bang!, En Masse and Seance. I really enjoyed the shows we saw / participated in but my favourite was definitely En Masse which was a production at QPAC which was created by Circa who are a Brisbane based performance company. The performers were exceptional, it was amazing what they could do with their bodies and just the trust they had in each other as they literally threw themselves at and from each other. I will definitely look out for their future tours.
Walkabout Creek Adventures – At the start of the month we had the Aussie’s sister to stay and spent the day at D’Aguiler National Park kayaking, playing on segways and enjoying being outside in nature. We bought tickets for Walkabout Creek Adventures on Groupon which gave us access to the kayaks, paddle boards, mountain bikes and segways for the day. We didn’t get through everything which was available but it is a place where we will get back and the Groupon discount helped a lot!
Glasshouse Mountains – we also visited the Glasshouse Mountains with the Aussie’s sister which included a lovely trip to beautiful and quaint Montville. Montville is full of historical buildings and lots of lovely little shops selling everything from ginger to cuckoo clocks. A day was not enough time and it is on the agenda for when we can get away for a few nights to explore.
You may have noticed from this blog that I am a bit competitive / a glutton for punishment as I keep signing up for organised walk/runs (and dragging Naomi and the Aussie along for the ride)!
Last year Naomi and I did the Colour Run. It was a lot of fun and so when the dates were released for the Gold Coast event I signed us up.
The day of the Colour Run came around and unfortunately Naomi was poorly so I roped the Aussie in. Luckily he’s on a health kick at the moment too so he agreed (maybe grudgingly!).
The run takes place on a Sunday morning and so we got up and dressed in our colour run tshirts and headbands and headed to the start line at Broadwater Parklands.
When we arrived there was a big stage again and lots going on. You could get lots of free goodies like coffee, fruit, cereal bars, pens and all sorts. Though it was tricky as we still had to do the 5km’s!
At the start time they let people through in waves so we lined up and we’re on our way pretty quickly.
We quickly began hitting the colour sections where the paint is thrown, chucked and sprinkled on you! I opted for a twirl at each station for maximum coverage!
We made our way round in a good time, accepted our medal and were blasted with a leaf blower to get the loose paint off!
There were free Krispy Kream donuts and Slurpies but that didn’t appeal to either of us! We headed back to the apartment we were staying in (thank you again so much Naomi) showered and headed back to Brisbane.
I will definitely sign up for next years Colour Run and I think the Aussie may as well!
It is Brisbane festival time again and me, the Aussie and Naomi have managed to pick up some cracking tickets for this week.
Initially we booked tickets to Seance on Saturday and then I saw that there was a deal where for $30 you would get 3 tickets to shows of the Festivals choice. You just had to choose which of the 3 weeks you wanted the tickets to apply too.
We chose this week and after booking our package, waited until 3 September for confirmation of what we were allocated and we were not disappointed!
On Tuesday we were allocated tickets to Bang! Bang! in The Courier-Mail Spiegeltent. The show featured Rhonda Burchmore and Rob Mills.
The show is a semi risqué show featuring singing, dancing and a touch of stripping and semi nudity.
The performances were great and had everyone singing along. The dancers girated and sashayed in some impress heels across the narrow stage and kept us very entertained.
I had been told by the Aussie that Rhonda was well known for her legs and those legs went on and on!
If you can get tickets then I would totally recommend it.