Here is a shot of the play area from yesterday:
We are staying at the Meriton Apartments (find out more about it here). They are reasonable, very comfortable and close to the shops, beach & Convention Centre were the bridge is held. We have stayed here now about 5 years, and it is beginning to feel like a home away from home.
This is Broadbeach from 29 floors up:
And the view from our room early yesterday morning. The clouds were stormy and threatening, but there was a ray of sunshine way out on the horizon which was glittering on the surface of the water.
I took the photos from our balcony. I freak out a bit about the height, although I'm sure its perfectly safe. I just can't lean over to look down!
Our time here is often very social. We catch up with interstate friends, and those from Sydney too. Although the apartment is self catering, you don't really cook, so lots of dinners out with friends and takeaways at home as well.
This year I caught up with my best friend from Years 7 & 8. We don't see each other often as I moved to another school in Year 9, and then Kerrie moved out of Sydney when she left school, teaching in lots of country towns. It never ceases to amaze me how one reconnects with a friend from the distant past, and you just take up where you left off. Obviously, the things which attract people to one another in a true friendship continue to attract through the years. Love it! Of course there are people I have associated with over the years, who have just filled a need at the time. These aren't lasting relationships and when I bump into them many years later, I wonder at what it was I saw in them in the first place.
Time to head for the bridge table!