Thursday, October 25, 2007

Mount Isa Holiday


I thought I would update our blog with some thoughts from Mt. Isa where I am currently visiting my daughter and family. My son-in-law is the president of the Mt. Isa Apex Club, and last Friday night they organised and ran the Apex Rock Pop Mime Show for the primary schools in the Mt. Isa and surrounding areas. A lot of hard work went into this event with all proceeds
being put back into the community at various levels. Every act involved a great effort from teachers and students alike and they were all very good. A special mention to the School of the Air students for their act which was only put together on the Friday when everyone was able to come into town for a quick run through before the event, and also the Mt. Isa special school. Lots of great costumes and energy levels throughout the night supported by approx 3000 strong audience. Well done to all concerned. Some very tired workers after the event.

Had a lovely lazy day out at Lake Moondarra yesterday, bar-b-que lunch, a game of cricket
and time with family and friends.

Baby Bailey is 3 weeks old today and getting lots of cuddles from everyone especially Nan, I will be heading home to Brisbane on Tuesday and will have to wait until Xmas to visit again.
So back to business next week, it will be hard to break out of holiday mode.

Until I blog again...Bye for

Thursday, October 18, 2007


I have finally found a photo of Lyn and myself together to post on the blog. That's me (Lee-Ann) on the left and Lyn on the right. This photo was taken in our Tearoom on Bribie Island (The Tea Rose). For the people who have not read our blog before , we sold the shop in September and now have

Frustration has been high on my agenda for the last two days because I have been trying to add this photo to our profile without any success. Just can't work out what I'm doing wrong.

On a more relaxing note - it was my darling Husbands birthday on Tuesday 16th Oct so I took him up to Buderim for the day. Perfect day. We bought the winning ticket in the Endeavour Prize Home though we are still undecided whether we will live there or stay where we are. Well we can all dream a little can't we?

After a great lunch at the newly renovated Hotel (superb views through a wall of glass all along the coast) we wandered around the village and had coffee at the Vieneese Coffee House. The photo is of a lovely B&B at Buderim called The White House. It is situated next to a National Park which has a couple of nice easy bushwalks. Then it was back home to prepare a Birthday dinner for the family. It was just one of those really nice days when all was right with the world.

A very big thank-you to those generous people who have left a comment on our blog - you don't know how much it is appreciated when you are still trying to find your way around.

Lyn is in Mt Isa visiting her Grandchildren so she might find time to give us an update from there.

Thanks for stopping by for a read - Lee-Ann

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Farewell to The Tea Rose

Lee-ann and Lyn have said farewell to the Tea Rose on Bribie their lovely Tea House and Gift Shop. The shop has been sold and the new owner is moving into a new direction.
So onwards we say and full steam ahead with Sweet Tea and Roses. As of yesterday the 5th October we opened for business, however we will be loading stock during the next week so please be patient with us as it takes longer than you think when you are still going through the learning process. Our photography skills probably need a little twitching at the moment but I'm sure we will improve. Once we are established we may put together a small recipe collection of our favourite recipes from The Tea Rose. Our customers used to say our small tarts were just devine, and our High Teas some of the best they had tried, so stay tuned for that.
I am off to Mt. Isa this week for a couple of weeks to visit my new grandson Bailey, and grandaughter Lily. We shall have quality family time. Looking forward to that. Lee-ann will be monitoring the website and enjoying working from home for a change. Her husband is enjoying having her home on his days off instead of working 6 days at the Tea Rose.

So all you lovely ladies stay tuned as we anticipate being able to blog more often.

Cheerio for now..........Lyn