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2015 has been epic! My New Year’s resolution was to grow my blog and of course get out and about in my own backyard and bring some fabulous posts to my readers and fellow travel enthusiasts.
Although I put a lot of hours into my blog (just ask my husband – he thinks I’m obsessed!), I do have a part-time job writing blogs and doing social media promotion for hotel websites. This year I have been sent out and about visiting some of the hotels/holiday homes on the Sunshine Coast, Byron Bay and Brisbane. I love my job!!
This year for the first time I attended the Problogger Conference, held here on the Gold Coast, and although I was overwhelmed by the magnitude of this event I came away from it feeling as if I gained a lot of blogging and photography knowledge.
Also this year my travels included a trip to New Orleans, Boston and New York in the USA, with an ocean cruise to Mexico and The Caribbean tossed in amongst it. In November my husband and I continued our Aussie adventures with 12 days touring around Tassie in a small campervan. We are so blessed!
Without further ado here is my year in pictures:
Lunch at Beechmont in the Gold Coast Hinterland, with amazing views like these, on a sizzling hot January day with our son, his girlfriend and her family was a real treat and a cool change.
A day at the Brisbane International Tennis with good friends and fantastic tennis.
A day trip to Numinbah Valley and a walk through lush rainforest to the Natural Bridge.
My Birthday was celebrated along with my friend Gail’s, with my favourite friends at The Creek Restaurant at Currumbin with lunch and a few glasses of wine.
March was a quiet month but I do always have my iPhone with me when I get out and about on the Gold Coast.
Three days in New Orleans prior to setting off on our cruise to Mexico and The Caribbean.
One of our stops in Mexico on the island of Cozumel. I absolutely adored Mexico!
Four days in Boston after we disembarked from our cruise. What an interesting city! So full of wonderful green spaces, harbour views, delicious cuisine and loads of history.
Then on to New York for a whole week. This Gothic inspired cathedral caught me eye near the entrance to the Rockefeller Centre in downtown NYC.
Cooly Rocks this year was not only about the great classic and vintage cars, but it was also about the people who dressed up in their 50s and 60s frocks.
A day trip to Northern NSW and Mt Warning, where we drove around the Mountain visiting all the great little towns and villages along the way.
I attended the Pro-Bloggers Conference with about 800 other bloggers at the RACV Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.
A girl’s weekend away in Sydney with picture postcard views like these over Sydney Harbour.
We took our visitors staying with us (my husband’s cousin) for a trip to Mt Tamborine and enjoyed a glass of wine at the warm fireside inside St Bernards historical hotel.
A work assignment to Noosa Heads and Caloundra had me taking a long leisurely walk into the Noosa Heads National Park.
The Cooly Gold ironman/ironwoman event was held on the Gold Coast and I captured this shot taken from North Burleigh Headland.
A work retreat with work colleagues for a long weekend at Byron Bay which involved a lot of walking, a yoga session and lots of eating and drinking.
We toured around Tasmania for 12 days in a small campervan. One of my favourite areas in Tasmania was the Bay of Fires on the East Coast and you can probably understand why from this photo. Exquisite!
I love this late afternoon/early evening capture at the beach at Point Arkwright, Coolum. My daughter lives here and we were visiting her for Christmas.
So how was your year? Did you travel to anywhere interesting or attend some wonderful events? I would love to hear about it.
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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