November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016 newsletter

We experienced a couple of impressive natural events this month. A storm passed through very quickly and left us with a double rainbow!

The other natural event celebrated was the super moon. Thousands of people gathered on the beach and along the water front to watch the moon rise over the sea. There was a fabulous atmosphere as everyone enjoyed the perfect weather for the event. Our guests had the perfect position for viewing the moon rise…from their balconeys.

We have been watching the pair of osprey on their nest on The Spit for some years. Usually they raise one chick. This year they raised two. We were lucky enough to catch all four adults on the nesting platform at one time. One was eating a fish while the others kept a lookout. Two made pathetic sounds and we think they were the youngsters making “feed me” sounds.

We were delighted to learn that Whale One won the Sunshine Coast Business and Tourism Award’s Tours category for 2016. The whale watching season is now over but you can enjoy a canal cruise, a sunset cruise or charter with them.

Christmas brings special things: carol concerts and Christmas trees. The Mooloolaba Christmas tree has new decorations this year.

The Sunshine Coast Choral Society will present “A Christmas Journey: Music for Christmas” at St Mark’s Anglican church, Buderim on 11th December at 2.00pm. Jennifer has been invited to select and conduct some of the programme. Thomas Keenan, well-known Ipswich-based vocalist, choral conductor and arts administrator will be the soloist for the concert. Light refreshments are included in the ticket price.

We have some “Walk Buderim” brochures. They have been prepared by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council working with the Buderim Historical Society. The brochure includes a photograph of each point of interest on the walk around Buderim, as well as a brief outline of the significance of each point of interest. Great for the history buff, walkers and those who want to get to know about the region.

The Mooloolaba Collective markets were held on the Mooloolaba State School oval for the first time on the 27th November. The next market will be on 18th December and the third on 22nd January, 2017. The atmosphere was lovely with live music provided by “Mini Musos”. The range of goods was extensive: coffee, pizza, pet food, Pendragon shoes, locally made fashions for women and children, jewellery, sopas and candles, beads, arts and crafts, scrapbooking, and lots more. Lots of Christmas shopping was done.

We were invited to a new Japanese restaurant a couple of weeks ago. The Bamboo House is at 132 Brisbane Road and is very popular. Bookings are recommended. This BYO has a good range of gluten free options; well worth a visit.