Sunday, 25 February 2018

Gold Coast, Qld.



No, not Dubai; it's in Oz. It looks like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, with some great distant metropolis on the brink of disaster. Huge robots are on the march.

Gold Coast is a modern city, just a short walk down the beach from where Wills and Kellogg live. It appears to have grown overnight, with nothing looking much more than about 20 years old; a concept quite alien to us Brits, where towns develop slowly over centuries.

This is where The Commonwealth Games will take place in April.

Wills and Kellogg enjoy their time there, and have recently been busy refurbishing their two homes. But both have itchy feet and talk is now of buying another place in Zurich.

You can just about see the top of baby Micha's head with his Mum. Sorry about the awful photo.

It's Kellogg's big day today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dear! xx




33 comments:

  1. Had a couple of ladies from the Gold Coast on our Parkinson's walk last week. I don't think I have heard Micha's name before.

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    1. Boo Boo minor is a good alternative.

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  2. Happy Birthday to Kellog! What a great looking city they live in.

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    1. They live just outside the city, but within walking distance (along the beach).

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  3. GC is a curious place and I had to be cajoled into holidaying there, but to my surprise, I quite liked it, especially the feel of Surfers Paradise. I take it that isn't 'another place, in Zurich', but as written.

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    1. My wife has visited G C. She said it was filled with shops such as Gucci, and Louis Vuitton, and Versace. I believe the idea of another home in Switzerland is for schooling. They have two small boys, and apparently Zurich is perfect.

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    2. Maybe Lady M is correct, but I don't recall seeing such shops. It is not terribly upmarket.

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    1. He's a nice, smiling, little boy too.

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  5. Australia has everything! Outback to seaside paradise. I've only been to Perth and wine district south. Beautiful wherever you go.

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    1. The land of opportunity. It has a bit of everything.

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  6. Happy birthday to Kellog! Zurig is closer to grampy than Oz... :)
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. We'll see. Their ideas change quite quickly. It would be good to have them closer, but they'll keep the houses in Oz.

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  7. Is this the opening shot for the next Blade Runner? Great photograph.

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    1. It does look slightly apocalyptic, but I think it's just the strange quality of the photo.

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  8. N.B. I must apologise yet again for the Troll appearances. I have now contacted Blogger's legal dep't and await their action. If she continues to be abusive and foul-mouthed I can only apologise on her behalf.

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  9. Happy Birthday to your son. The photo does look like Bladerunner. I like it.

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    1. It's my daughter-in-law's birthday. I've not seen Bladerunner, but I believe you! Rachel said the same.

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  10. Very cool photograph! Happy Birthday to your daughter in law. You really have a lovely family. xx

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    1. It's a strange photo; made stranger by my having to take a photo from the screen. But it made a great atmosphere.

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  11. Doesn't look like the sort of place I would like to live - I am old fashioned I suppose but it looks like a place for the young.

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    1. But the beach is superb, and goes on for uninterrupted miles. Otherwise I totally agree.

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  12. The city definitely like it is from the future. Where are the flying cars?

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    1. Just out of shot! It really has that feel about it.

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  13. Oh no Cro Scotland thrashed your beloved England at rugby!. Commiserations. Best team won!. Edinburgh is party zone 1.

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    1. Look. That ref was bent; even my dear wife agrees! It should have been Sco 3-Eng 55.

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  14. My sis lives in London wen,t with her husband to watch rugby match in local pub, both subdued as wrong country to support Scotland until last score jumping up and down saying yeeeesss. Locals were lovely knew they were scottish.Bar man gave
    them a bottle of champagne

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    1. Rugby fans are nice people (as opposed to Football fans). They sit next to each other in the stands, and all shake hands at the end. A good game is more important than who wins (except in Calcutta Cup games).

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  15. saw some of the game on tv..noticed a spectator with beer..you'd never get that with football...
    I think one comment on the game was "Brawn vs Brains".....
    Pirate will be in Queensland for the Games, based in Noosa with friends.

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