One place that we went to was the annual dinner for the Tingalpa Pioneer Church and Cemetery. DH's cousin, Pamela and her brothers have been involved with this group (Friends of Tingalpa Cemetery Heritage group)for a number of years. Through their father's side they are related to early pioneers in this area and of course these ancestors are buried in the little cemetery. The group, by their efforts have rescued this piece of history and have restored both the little wooden church and the graveyard. You can read a little bit about the group here. DH is related to Pamela through her mother but we always support the group by attending this dinner every August.
|Jackie Butler who has been the driving force of the group|
|These nights are well known for their raffles...heaps of prizes!|
|DH and I won this! This place has beautiful fresh seafood :-)|
|A view of the church and part of the cemetery|
|Pamela's brother recently got married in the little church; that's her behind the happy couple|
(DH and I weren't at that wedding, just want to show the church being used)
DH and I also went to see an Aussie made movie in August, 'The Sapphires'. It was a really enjoyable 'feel good' movie, set in the time of the Vietnam War. The Sapphires of the title are a female pop group who happen to be indigenous. There's humour, pathos and a few parts that made me cringe because the film touched on some of the racial issues, including the 'stolen generation'. But I loved the film. (we used movie vouchers that DH had got as gifts, so it was a 'cheap date :-) )
Friday night last week DH and I caught the train to the city and walked up to King George Square to the BrisStyle Indie Markets. And wow what an adventure...there were so many stalls...
|A bit blurry but I wanted to get a photo of the city hall with the lighting|
But you know the 'gadabouts' still had one more special outing in August... DH was able to get some 'cheap tickets' to Cirque du Soleil Ovo from LastTix online.
|The circus was at Hamilton, just near the cruise terminal|
|I took this photo of the circus ring before the show; through the dimness you might discern a giant egg...|