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.