Monday, November 7, 2011

quintessential NQ

Gotta love living in NQ! Front page of today’s Townsville Bully included classic North Queensland stories... ‘‘First irukandji sting of the season’’, ‘‘Snake strikes’’, ‘‘Stinger net shark rescue’’, ‘‘JT [Jonathan Thurston] perfect with the boot in Four Nations Test’’ and to help you with your cyclone preparations you have the chance to win one of 10 generators! The paper isn’t complete unless there is JT story. The only thing missing is the quintessential croc story, but I think that may have been last week when a 3m+ croc was captured off Maggie Island! 

Wranglers put a bite on shark story
Oh dear, Grace is competing in a surf carnival this Saturday hopefully it will be uneventful & no front page story. The stinger nets are out & they will drag the nets first too double check for any nasties. :S

Reno update: Showers were forecast for the weekend so I didn't paint the path. However, I did start on the last of the painting inside the house. The last room I have to finish painting is the original lounge/dinning area & it is also the entrance to the house. The kids mainly use this room to watch TV & the room is the entrance to the house. I have no idea what to do with the room. Make a entrance, sitting room/lounge & study area....currently the room is a dumping ground for our surplus furniture. We have 3 sideboards! All of our everyday living is in the new part of the house.

before the move in - pic taken from the front entrance. 
After move in  - the outdoor furniture was only inside during Yasi

   How would you use/decorate this room?


  1. I saw the ray shark,scary looking thing on the news last night. eekk, you like to think you are safe in there. I remember having to don the stockings when I was a little nipper when we travelled north...stockings, I know, how primitive! Lets cross our fingers for no 'windy conditions' this year!x

  2. I miss the Townsville Bulletin and I just loved how everybody get into the spirit of the Cowboys. I don't miss the stingers!
    I think you should section your room - a great room to work with. Mimi xx

  3. Popping in to say hello.
    Hoping you have all been well.

    I can't believe the size of the creature - is that a stingray or a shark sorry? If it is a shark - what type?
    Gosh - we are lucky to have it all here in Australia.
    Croc's, sharks, deadly stingers, stingray's, brown snakes - just to name a few :))

    have a wonderful day miss k

    loulou, from hereiamloulou blog


  4. Loulou, The shark was a ray shark & the rescuers were Shark expert Mr White and his jellyfish genius mate Mr Mooney!!!

    Karla, Stockings LOL. Stinger suits are a lot cooler. KP

    Mimi, Go the cowboys in 2012. The town really seems to lift when they are playing well. Sectioning the room sounds great. KP

  5. Hi KP,

    I lived in Cairns for years and never saw anything like that Ray Shark. Scary. I would die on the spot if I saw that near me in the water.

    Your front room dilemma has me stumped. It looks so big. I would probably turn it into a teenagers retreat. But then it is the entrance to your home?????

    Have a great weekend.