Creature comforts in Noosa (by Gilly)

Well now I really feel like I’m on holiday…… White sandy beaches, clear blue sea, palm trees, tropical birds, ice creams and cappuccino on tap… you name it, it’s all here in Noosa (the holiday destination choice of many Aussies). Add to that a cool, laid back surf dude attitude and you get a pretty good picture of where we are currently staying.

Behold the Pacific Ocean!

I am feeling particularly tubby, spotty, poorly attired and uncool, as most females here are of the beautiful, toned, brown, barefoot, bikini clad type (and they can surf too)! My very practical and unfashionable wardrobe has served me well so far on this trip and I rarely bothered to glance in a mirror whilst in India or Borneo. However, here, I am seriously thinking of either a) buying new (overpriced) and somewhat more desirable clothing (“Think again” shouts Mr B from the other room), b) starting a strict diet and exercise regime (unlikely) or c) staying inside for the duration of our visit (too hot). I have already succumbed to having my rather hairy legs waxed!!! At least my grey roots aren’t showing yet and I can’t do much about my ‘butch lesbian’ hairdo, unless I have some extensions put in…… (apologies to any butch lesbians reading this).

(I can only thank Helen and Amanda for persuading me to buy the maxi dress I purchased a few days before we left the UK as it is the only slightly glamorous item of clothing I possess.)

The answer is, I decide, not to worry, not to look in the mirror and to get on with enjoying Australia! So I do.

Australia Zoo


We swim in the lovely sea, drink lots of lovely coffee, eat lovely ice cream, visit the lovely Australia Zoo and generally relax and chill out. All thanks to our lovely hosts (Karen, Phil, Kate and Adam) who put up with us for a week and feed us most nights with lovely home-cooked food like Spaghetti Bolognese and Kangaroo. (The latter being both cute and tasty.)

Next stop Toowoomba (yes, this really is a place!)

Chilled 'Roo

Categories: Our posts | 10 Comments

Post navigation

10 thoughts on “Creature comforts in Noosa (by Gilly)

  1. Madison Murphy

    Hi guys its Amy.a and Madison.m here love the kangaroo its so cute so is the koala! Josie is your lip better? Today the year 6’s went to easton royal for a DT day it was really cool!!
    We miss you loads! Hope you are having fun!
    I am at Amy’s for a sleepover!!!!!!!!
    Madiosn and Amy:)


    • My lip’s much better thanks my nose is a bit sore but I’ll survive!! You are sooooooooooo luckily! D.T. Day how cool!!! That koala was sooooo cute! I got to hold one called Minty! The kangaroos you could stroke them and feed them… and hop with them if your name is Josie Jump who was mistaken for a kangaroo!!! Love Jojo jump!!! 🙂


  2. Jen and Colin Creese

    Surely a nice glammy kafton type dress would not take up too much room in your `sack Gilly? Go for it girl. Lovely pics and it all look idealic. Love, Mum and Dad


  3. Gary, Maggi & Hattie

    Loving the blog, keep it coming! I can see a publishing deal on your return.
    Luv G, M & Hx


  4. Georgia

    I love the blue sea! Is it really that clear???


  5. G/Pat.

    Gilly – what a lovely blog. You sound like you are all having a fab time. Glad your stay with Karen and Phil was A1. Happy Mother’s Day (if, indeed, it is celebrated tomorrow in Oz).


  6. Amanda and Rich

    You sound all really content and happy. We are so envious as it seems to be the same old here. Knew your dress would come in useful!! I love the descriptions of your hair, Gilly. It must be growing now with all that warm weather. The test will be to see if you keep you lesbian hair on your return??!!
    Keep the stories coming. Love to you all. Miss you, see you soon,
    Love Amo xxxxxx


  7. sam

    Isn’t it funny the things that are important in one country but not in others….although I bet a few more days-weeks in india would have you in saris +henna tatoos. Shame in some respects that you can’t just throw all the ‘western female rules’ out of the window and let it all hang out, grow hairy andenjoy your butch lesbian hairdo is it mums day too in oz today? Hope you got spoilt anyway, sam x


  8. Madison Murphy



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: