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Holidays is still on and lately I have been visiting the small, but beautiful places in the area. Cleveland point, Redland bay, Stradbroke island, Peel island are some of the places I love going to and just relax and enjoy life. Two new places I have visited is Wellington point an Victoria point. The points have fantastic views over the ocean and small beaches, but they also leads to very small islands. This weekend we visited Wellington point. We had to go in the morning because when the tide is low, you can walk over to the island on the sand that is normally covered of water. So we did walk over to King island, as it's called. It's a very, very small island without anyone living there, but back in time a family on 7 actually lived there. The father in the family had to row in his small boat to the mainland everyday for work. It's a very nice walk over to the island. Another thing that stole my attention was all these small crabs. You could see the everywhere, and when you walked they were fast to hide in their whole in the sand. Imagine running on the sand and thousands of crabs running to hide.

Today I visited Victoria point and took the ferry over to Coochie island. This is a bigger island and people are living on it, but it's still small enough that I walked all around it. The people on the island have the most adorable and messy houses. I walked across the island and followed the forest down to the beach. Then I walked all along the beach to where I began. I saw some pretty details on the island and I just had a very great day walking there and look at these small things that you normally ignore.

  • 18 lesere

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2017!! Wow, this year was just too fast! Happy new year and goodbye 2016. I have had an awesome year and today I finished it with a swim in the Cleveland pool, sunburnt and over 30 degrees. Haha, and then a lovely evening with my host family! We went out to East street markets. That is some markets in Brisbane with a lot of different food you can go and eat and taste, and then there is live music and lights and dancing. It was really nice! Later we went to my host grandmas house for a swim in the pool, before watching the fireworks from Sydney on TV, that is one hour before Brisbane. Then we took goodbye with 2016 close to the water with fireworks from a boat. It was beautiful!

  • 29 lesere

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Between ocean and outback on the east coast you find the rainforest and the mountains. It's just beautiful driving through it and see the nature, the lovely and lonely houses and farms and the cutest small towns. That's what we did today. A road trip up to the mountains behind Sunshine Coast. Monteville is one little town we stopped in, with beautiful view and the cutest little shops. So peaceful and nice.
We also stopped in a petit cheese factory, and on a view point in the rainforest.

  • 38 lesere

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Boxing day in Australia is celebrated either by going crazy in the shops because of the big sales, or going crazy in front of the TV by watching sport. With sport I am talking about the big sailing race that goes from Sydney to Tasmania or Cricket. We did the last, sport. We woke up and made a big breakfast since family was coming over. We were 10 people. I made "sveler" and then we also had a lot food from yesterday and new food. It was good food of course, but I was so full in the end. After breakfast it was straight to the living room and the sofa for sport.
It was also talking and monopoly. And the adults in the family had this secret Santa where they get one person to buy a gift to, but no one knows who, and then you have to guess.
The day finished with movies, and I couldn't fit in any dinner.

  • 38 lesere

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Merry Christmas! 25. December and we are celebrating. The day started with presents for us all. That was very nice and I got a lot of nice things. Then we got some guests over and the whole day was talking, laughing, dancing, 80s music, more laughing, preparing food, eat, more presents, more eating, crying-laughing and a great time. We are a Christmas lunch with prawns, ham and different, beautiful salads. Then we had pavlova cake for desert oh cookies. The pavlova is Australian cake, something that I didn't know. The whole day was spending time with family and filled with love. It was great.

  • 41 lesere

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God jul!! The 24. December is not Christmas as in Norway. I have to wait until the 25. To upon presents this year. Today we started the day with finishing the gingerbread house and decorate the table. Later we went for a Christmas swim in the pool, before we finished the day with the Christmas lights hunting tradition. That's something most Australians do. Drive around in the car to go and look at the houses with all these crazy Christmas lights. We wore Christmas pyjamas and Christmas hats, drank hot chocolate (it was 26 degrees, but you know) and then we drove to this street where all the houses were lightened up. It was crazy, but so beautiful. There were so many people in the street, and a women, that lived in one of the houses, was singing Christmas songs. I mean, these people did it for the Christmas spirit, did it for the children and families. Just for love. In another house, the man was dressed as Santa Clause and the children, and me, could take pictures with him and get lolly. And he had open his garage where he had this toy-trains like the once in the movies.
It was just beautiful to see, a real Christmas street. We went back in the car, song Christmas songs, when we got this call. My host dads mum was in hospital. That's life isn't it? From one point everything is beautiful and fun. The next minute something like that happen. But we finished the day of good anyway. And his mum will be okay.

  • 41 lesere

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Today I went indoor rock climbing with some Australian friends. That was so much fun, but so much harder than I thought. That made it better though, I like a challenge.

When I came home we made gingerbread and gingerbread house while watching A Christmas Carol. My host family doesn't usually do it, so they, specially my host sister, were so excited. It was just great!

  • 42 lesere

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I had a long day today. First i woke up early to go to Carindale for some Christmas gifts shopping. Carindale is so big and it's like a labyrinth when you wonder around there to find gifts. So well, I used a lot of time on that and then when I came home I made gingerbread dough with my host sister and Christmas songs, before I went to the city to get more of the Christmas spirit. We watched dive in Christmas movie! It was really cool. In Southbank, where they have these outdoors swimming pool and beach, they have movies you can watch while swimming now before Christmas. But I don't know, hot evening, swimming in the pool and watch Christmas movie, still doesn't feel like Christmas haha. We went first through the Christmas markets and then it all started off with this firework show to Christmas songs. That was so cool! It was just amazing. And then the movie. It was cute, but not the best I have seen. We ended it all in Max Brenner's chocolate place.

  • 43 lesere

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Today was a very hot day, so we went down to grandmas pool for a swim. And since it soon Christmas, we planed to go to Brisbane for some Christmas activities. First we went to GOMA, that is the museum in Brisbane. It was so cool, I was serious a kid again. The art is pretty cool, but they also have activities you can do. The art is very modern, and of course not all is likely.. But it is very special. A giant in a bed, she was so scary. Looked so real. A big, silver, snake skeleton. Hairy, colourful walls. And in one room they had birds that when they moved it made a sound in the room.
It was pretty fun to see.

After that we went for dinner before we went for the Christmas parade. That was crazy! Very nice though. It was huge toys, dance, singing, camels and the three wise men, and in the end, of course; Santa clause in his sled dragged by two reindeers. I mean, hello, reindeers in Brisbane? That's just unbelievable.. crazy.
But it was awesome. And it all ended up with this light show on the clock tower.

  • 48 lesere

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Today we went for a birthday picnic for one of my friends from Germany, in the botanic garden in Brisbane. That was so nice. I love the park in the city. We had a great day. After eating a lovely lunch we wanted a picture and asked a women, who walked past, to take it. She said yes, and also asked where we were from, probably because of the accent.. And then she told she was from Sweden. So we talked a little and she told about this Norwegian man who opened a Scandinavian cafe in the west end of Brisbane. We found out that we wanted to take a look at that one. Then we walked first to Southbank to meet a friend and then we walked through the Christmas markets in Southbank. We bought some beautiful, cold Gluhwen (without alcohol ofc), before we walked to this cafe. It took us time to get there, and when we finally found it, it was closed. But it looked pretty nice, so maybe I will go there later.

  • 52 lesere

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