Wednesday, September 8, 2010

little trip away

Last weekend I was lucky enough to duck off for a few days up to Cairns to visit my parents who are at Innisfail(about 1 hr south).I booked my tickets months ago and was counting down to see them.( had'nt seen them since April) It was lovely to spend Father's day with Dad and Mum's birthday was only a few days beforehand so it was perfect timing.

They took me sight seeing and showed me all around the area.It was only 4yrs ago a massive cyclone went through the area..and unless you were looking for the signs you would'nt have guessed that the whole area had been devastated.This is a pic of Paranella Falls it is the ruins of a castle that a spanish man built for his new wife.Apparently she would only move to Australia if he built her a castle.These days you can have a tour through the ruins and parklands.Gorgeous!Was trying to imagine what it would have been like in it's hey day.

This is the view at night ...spectacular!
On the Monday Dad had to work so Mum and I went to Cairns for the day .Had lunch on the esplanade and then lot's of shopping and coffees! A few tears when it came time for goodbyes but a very enjoyable weekend.Will see them again at Christmas and the way the weeks go wont take long at all.

Off to the Gift Fair in Sydney this weekend to buy some more goodies for the shop, fill you in  next week
Lucinda xx


  1. Hi Lucinda, how nice to go visit your parents and especially up in Cairns. Looks so beautiful. Yes, I agree Xmas is just round the corner and you'll be back there in no time. Have fun at the fair... would love to see what you come back with.. have a great w/e, Maryann

  2. Sounds like the perfect little weekend get-away Lucinda. Christmas will be here before you know it.
    Have fun at the Giftware fair,

  3. Lucky you!!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  4. That looked like a great weekend. I havent been up there yet. Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comment. I just made one of my favourite umbrellas yet. Will post it on the weekend.
    Take care