Friday, May 26, 2017

Brisbane Wood Show

Our first ever Brisbane Wood Show where it was great to catch up with those vendors we haven't seen for 12 months or more. It was a very small show traffic getting into the show ground far better than Sydney even to the stadium.

Friday like everywhere else is school day and after lunch the crowd drops dramatic ad vendors etc get to breath a sigh of relief.


Only picked up a Burl and some Red Cedar.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Stroll through the Park


It was announced on a facebook local page that council had marked nine beautiful Jacaranda trees on one side of a local street to be removed. Many residents are not impressed that no consultation was forth coming. At this stage a a stay of execution has taken place.

Sue and I took a stroll to view the footpath which was one excuse council gave for the removal little did we think i could catch the other excuse of garbage trucks could not negotiate the over head branches over hanging the road on video.

From there we strolled down through the park and storm water canal walk, Sue has been there often it was my first time.






















 This is the worst of the storm water canal footpath.



 There is no way a self propelled wheelchair user can negotiate this incline path under the roadway no alternative path is available. The path stops just a short distance along the top if it went along to almost the end we could use the access off our street.



 





Above the footpath and one of the trees. However the footpath was badly laid originally following the lay of the land which slopes at approx 30deg to the road.

The garbage truck video below.



Sunday, May 14, 2017

Rocklea Historical Truck Show & QMAC May 13th

In May we headed off to Rocklea Historical Truck Show for the morning.
An amazing collection of Vintage and Classic machines, trucks and buses, great to see such preservation keeping them alive.

















  Some of those collectable toys of years gone by.



Out in the main show ground arena the big boys toys.
















The Big Guns















 Video yet to be edited link will be added at later time.

On the way home we called in to see the new group QMAC Queensland Metal Artisans Cooperative based at Coonyana Heritage Centre.
These members are into all sorts, jewellery making, Blacksmithing and forge work. Leather and some woodwork.



 The members were about to have a BBQ lunch of Pulled Pork and snags the invitation to join them was greatly received.