Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Part Of The Attraction

I meant to do a post about this earlier on but forgot all about it until I looked through the photos.

We went for an early morning breakfast barbecue at The Southbank Parklands a couple of weeks ago. We were the only people there at 8am as it was a Tuesday morning. The place had changed since my last barbecue there fifteen years ago and now the actual barbecuing spot is shared a a short distance from the tables. It was a little troublesome walking back and forth but we still enjoyed the breakfast while looking across the river at all the less lucky people caught in the morning traffic inbound to the city.

Halfway through our extremely long breakfast, a busload of tourists arrived. They strolled around admiring the park and the view of the city. Then as they got close to us they also stared intently at us, as if we were part of the tour's must-see items. The looked at who we were, what we were eating and one man actually waked through our little party for a better look. We, in turn, took photos of them. Here they are checking out our still uncleaned barbecue with the oil, napkins, leftover onions and other bits and pieces.

It was also this day that I found out about the free Mommy-and-me Yoga classes held there every Tuesday. I tried it out for the first time today and it was a workout! Its like yoga with weights because there are many poses that you do while carrying the baby.

The tourists seemed to admire the location as well as the lifestyle that the people of Brisbane lead. And, watching them, watch us, I too thought about our active lifestyle here and how lucky we are to live in a place where enjoyable and affordable outings for families are so easily undertaken. The job of being a mother is definitely more easily carried out here than in Indonesia or Malaysia.

1 comment:

Mike said...

You should have started speaking Indo to them.

And we're all still waiting for the 'pictures of toilets in Australia' series.