run to paradise

earlier today a black car pulled up in front of my house and whisked me and my rather heavy bag up to sydney airport, where i caught a plane to coolangatta.

it was a nice quick easy flight (just over an hour) and i got the shuttle bus to come a bit further north and check into a hotel, jupiters casino & hotel to be precise.

this is my little home for the next few days,

it has quite a  nice view over the hinterland and towards surfers paradise proper.

im here for a conference that starts tomorrow, just across the road at the gold coast convention centre.

im giving a paper on tuesday, then thursday morning my sister is coming down from brisbane to pick me up and im going to spend a few days with her. im very much looking forward to that.

i havent been to queensland for a while, and not to the gold coast for even longer. its not strictly my kind of place, firstly its in queensland, its humid (even in winter) and its kind of tacky. but i have some very fond memories of a christmas holiday here with trent when we were together, and the wonderful seafood we ate every day, and the long walks on the amazing stretch of sand.

it really is quite spectacular

and im looking forward to walking up to surfers again tomorrow in search of some coral trout (hard to get down south). i wish id remembered to bring my swimmers too, because the pool here is pretty impressive,

whereas the whole casino thing is a bit less so!

i cant say i totally understand the whole gambling thing, but it is kind of fun being  here.

i just need to get back to work and finish my presentation

before i can enjoy it!

k xx


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13 responses to “run to paradise

  • gidgetknits

    Good luck with the paper giving! I just gave one the other day – it was totally painless, mainly because I was helping with running everything, so it was the least of my worries!

  • RoseRed

    Looks great, except for the casino bit. Am sure you’ll be able tompick up a lovely glitzy pair of swimmers in the casino hotel shop though, heh!

    Good luck with the paper, am sure you will be a star!

  • Melissa

    I’ve never understood the whole gambling thing either. But I guess it someones form of entertainment, just as crafty stuff is mine.

    Enjoy Queensland!! Good luck for Tuesday.

  • Knitdra

    Gold swimmers would look great, I’m sure versace can sort you out! all the best with the conference and enjoy your time in brisvegas

  • 2paw

    Hope your presentation goes very well. I can’t bear the humidity and heat and the mere thought of it makes me feel a bit queasy. Now I can’t get Run to Paradise out of my mind. A song I know the tune and some of the words for!!!

  • 1funkyknitwit

    Your room looks nice with that bit of sunlight splashing in 🙂 I too am not a QLD sort of gal, a great place for kids and families though, however too humid and hot for me to live there. Enjoy your stay and have fun with your sister 😀

  • Olivia

    I love the photo of the beach with the city to the left – it looks slightly post-apocalyptic to me, don’t know why.

    Good luck with the paper – I’m sure you’re looking forward to relaxing after that’s done.

  • Ailsa

    Nice earworm! I’m envious of the solitude, even though the casino sounds fabulous/hideous. Enjoy your week, and I hope you get some coral trout, yum!

  • jp

    It’s the absence of natural light that scares me about Casino’s.

    Walking on the beach in the morning or evening when it isn’t too hot (and there are not too many idiots around) is always a pleasure.

    Enjoy your week

  • Leonie

    Hope your conference goes well. Are you fitting in much knitting time?

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  • donna lee

    I love a conference in a fun place. I’d be glad when the paper is over, too, then you can relax and have some fun. There’s something fascinating about being in a tacky place for a bit of vacation.

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