January 1st, 2010

Lookout at Green Falls in Brisbane Forest

Dear All,

Best wishes for all of you in 2010.

We look forward to meeting you again this year, especially our friends and family in The Netherlands.

Lovely regards,

Jan, Anita, Nicole and Jorick

Spring 2009

September 25th, 2009

After a strange winter with temperatures far above 30 degrees spring is now around the corner. Many many animals show up again looking for partners and/or places to live. Brush turkeys and regularly even a lace monitor climbs up to our garden to look around. Possums and Koalas are also very busy and many strange insects can be seen everywhere.

Koala in garden. Lace monitor on or lawn.

Snakes are very active at the moment and we saw our first red back spider. These red back spiders are not very dangerous as long you leave them alone, but if you get bitten it can be painful and even cause death.

Green tree snake. Red back spider.

In daily life the kids keep enjoying themselves in the many playgrounds and we all love the walking tracks and barbeques in national parks (like in the Karwatha Park on the picture). This year we watched the river fire from the balcony of friends close to the city centre. That was much easier than last year.

Jorick in a playground in our area. A BBQ in Karawatha Park. River Fire above Central Business District.

One of the beautiful plants in our garden.If the possum didn’t eat all the blossoms we also can enjoy nice flowers in our garden.

That’s it for now. We’re still healthy and happy and we hope you are as well.