Saturday, October 8, 2011
Birthdays and new discoveries
It was Feng Shui Nonna's birthday yesterday so we took her somewhere she had never been before for a delicious afternoon tea with a view. Despite having lived in Brisbane almost my whole life, I had never once been up to the top of this mountain ten minutes from where I live. Mt Gravatt mountain not only has the best view of the city, the ocean and several islands off the east coast, it also has a playground, a cafe with panoramic views and multiple geocaches.
Amazingly, Nonna had never been up here either and she was suitably impressed. A light breeze, birdsong and a verandah table to kick back and soak up the atmosphere and afternoon tea.
Don't forget the sticker mosaics to keep everyone busy and therefore quiet.
And after the big play in the playground a little explore of the native garden. Liongirl only recently discovered the joy of a good dandelion.
We love our Nonna so much, Happy happy day mum.
The Echidna Magic Cafe is at 185 Shire Rd Mt Gravatt and opened last year as a direct result of Indigenous Group First Contact receiving a government grant to establish the cafe as well as undertake hospitality training and provide employment opportunities to local disadvantaged and indigenous youth.