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Sunshine Coast and the Oster's.

Updated: May 6

The Oster's driveway is just big enough to fit a boat and a van. Every place we turn up, I am in awe of Glen's ability to back the caravan. Bokarina on the Sunshine Coast backing into the Oster's driveway was no exception. In fading light with inches to spare either side, in and then twist to the right, up and over the curb. No problem.

However, I'm getting ahead of my self. We left Byron Bay and had a delicious breakfast at the footbridge cafe in Brunswick Heads. What a gorgeous river/ocean town. Then we set our sights for Hillcrest Pistol Club in Brisbane. After a short and informative induction from Clem the owner, Hugo, Glen and I got to shoot a .22 calibre and a 9mm pistol. It was so much fun and very very loud.

Needless to say, Hugo is hooked. It was great fun.

As always, it was wonderful to arrive at the Oster's hugs and smiles all round. We talked non stop, ate wonderful food prepared by Ruby and laughed until our sides ached.

Striding off to all the goodies at the Kawana Market. Saturday has got to be the best day of the week here.

Hugo getting some tips from the Master Coach Sam.

Stringing racquets with Sam

Grip lessons. Sam is a brilliant coach. Observant, fun, encouraging and so skilled. Playing tennis and hitting the gym with Sam was such a treat for Hugo.

Coffee at our favourite spot Be Fresh.

Bill came up from Brisbane for the night.

Of course we played poker, Rose wiped the table. Nice job Rose.

A very windy walk at Point Cartwright after lunch with Sam.

After a long stretch without fancy dinner dates, a delicious dinner with my wonderful husband at Bella Venezia, in Mooloolaba.

Dinner with Bill in Brisbane at Casa Cibo. Bill is thriving in Brisbane, loving his course and living his best life. It was great to hear his news and share his enthusiasm. We are looking forward to seeing him perform later in the month.


We had a fabulous week on the Sunny Coast. After17 years we caught up with old friend and employee Ben Tufnell. He lives a few kms away from Ilka in Kawana Waters with his wife and 3 children. We sat and reminisced about old times in Barham, Edenhope and Glen Gray Furniture glory days. We also had the good fortune to manage a visit from ex Koondrook massage man extraordinaire Murray Thorson. He definitely hasn't lost his touch.

Goodbye Oster Family, see you in a fortnight at Fraser Island. We have had the best time staying in your front yard, thank you for the fun, laughs, tennis, decorating, Barramundi, poker and love. We miss you all already.

NEXT STOP... Burrum Heads

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