Archive for May 2005

Broadbeach -Gold Coast QLD May 2005

May 23, 2005

Joy and I spent 15 – 22 May at Broadbeach, partly holiday (pre-’50th’ for Joy) and partly time at the AVA Conference in the Gold Coast Convention Centre. While I was at the conference, Joy shopped at Pacific Fair, just across Tallebudgera Creek from BelAir apartments.

Broadbeach May 05-Pacific Fair across the road Posted by Hello

We had an ocean-ward view from our 7th floor apartment, which also looked over the pool/indoor pool/spa. Most days we went for a run/walk along the beach, followed by a swim in the indoor pool and some loungeing in the spa. We also enjoyed catching up with friend and colleague Lee early in the week.

Broadbeach May 05 -view from our apartment Posted by Hello

Joel got the train down to Robina Friday arvo, and we spent time with him including dinner at a nearby Italian restaurant, during which Joel presented Joy with celtic style earrings from himself, Hamish and Ewan. Joy was delighted, and had an especially good time PM Friday.

Broadbeach QLD 20 May 05-Joel and Joy Posted by Hello

Broadbeach 20 May 05 -Joy and Joel Posted by Hello

Broadbeach 20 May 05-Joel and Joy  Posted by Hello

Broadbeach 20 May 05 -Joy and Joel Posted by Hello

Broadbeach 20 May 05 -sunset Posted by Hello

This sunset pic above is very nice I think, and is all down to my skill as a photographer, and has nothing to do with the camera. Of course, I have not quite obeyed the rule of ‘thirds’ in composing this pic, but when you are as good as me, the rules don’t apply. 😉 A bit of judicious cropping -at least by ordinary standards – might have been in order with some of the other pics, but I couldn’t be bothered.

Broadbeach 20 May 05-Steve Joy Joel-Italian restaurant Posted by Hello

On Saturday, Joel’s girlfriend Bel drove down and we all spent some time together including ‘brunch’ at a cafe in the Broadbeach mall. The big healthy bowl of fruit is mine.

Broadbeach 21 May -Joy Bel Joel-brunch Posted by Hello