Mooloolaba: Looking For Paradise



Looking For Paradise




I went looking for paradise.. Mooloolaba, although beautiful, wasn't quite what I went in search of.. A little too noisey and too much traffic to allow me the mental escape from home, so 'no cigar'. BUT.. the best thing about Mooloolaba was meeting up with one of my dear blog friends.. Ange.. from Signed by Ange.. Yes all the way from France, Ange was here visiting her mum and I was lucky enough to meet up with her and all her wonderful mess-monsters whilst staying in Mooloolaba..
Just like their mum, Ange's kids are beautiful bubbly bundles of energy. How fabulous it was to meet up with a fellow blogger.. Although I thought it would seem a little surreal, Ange is exactly as she seems on her blog and I felt immediately at ease.. Like meeting up with an old friend. I was also quite spoilt with pressies as I recently won one of Ange's giveaways... So as I write this I realise I haven't taken any shots of my goodies... I'll have to share them with you another time.. I won't however be sharing any photos of Ange and her beautiful family as we made a pact... no photos.. Wouldn't want you all to see my two heads!! Iinstead I'll just give you these shots of the sea in 'almost Paradise'.. The good news is I did find paradise in Noosa a few days later.. I also found lots of antique stores to while away the hours and part with some of my cash.. I don't want to bore you with consecutive sea posts.. so how about antique shopping next?
Thanks for all the lovely comments on my aerial shots. It was fun to be able to share that experience with you. Have a lovely week.. and next stop: Antique shopping.. near and far!! Not a Mooloolaba in sight!

Julie b


Text & Photography by [Being Ruby©]
Location: : Mooloolaba, QLD



Sweet Audrey said...

Wowwwwww!!! The first image is amazing!!! I love your photos and I'm looking foward the next entry.

Kisses from the other side of the world.


Francine Gardner said...

How wonderful to meet a new friend!The pictures look so inviting.

Drawn to The Sea said...

The ocean is gorgeous in that last shot. I never get tired of images like that, Julie. How nice that a place... what was it you said? "a little too noisy & too much traffic"... has such a view to gaze on. Pleasant week to you.

Bonheur maison said...

Julie,¿Qué puedo decir de tus imágenes que no te haya dicho ya?.
Espero con entusiasmo tus fotos de los anticuarios,Me encanta salir en busca de antiguedades.Será muy divertido contigo.Linda semana!! Marina

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Oh my! I am green with envy that you got to meet Ange...and she got to meet YOU! How wonderful!
I love your photographs of the sea....just spectacular....and simply cannot wait to see your antiquing adventure pictures!
Take care dear Julie!

Splendid Sass said...

Whoa, these are some seriously stunning photographs. Did I see a few Christmas trees near the water? I thing I did.
Have a wonderful day, Julie.

Giulia said...

Wonderful, Julie. That is fun that you were able to meet Ange & children. I wonder how to pronounce Moollllloooolllooolba (lol that's how it looks to me.) Definitely up for some antiques in next post.

Design Elements said...

the images are amazing. Everybody talks about Christmas. Christmas is wonderful, I know but when I see your pictures I miss the summer. I love windsurfung so much - sea, surfboard, me and the wind..

Blondie's Journal said...

It sounds like you and Ange hit it off! The bloggers I have met have come across so well in their writing that I wasn't really surprised that we got along so well. I have been lucky.

Looking forward to seeing your antiquing pictures!


Sue said...

Well, it may not have been paradise...but it certainly looks like it! Isn't it fun to meet a blog friend? I like that no photo idea...I hate having my picture taken!

simon said...

I could not comment on the last post but frankly- these photos are making me tired... ( of my office that is!) :o)

Lee said...

'Almost paradise' looks lovely. A spot of antique shopping in Noosa sounds delicious Julie!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MY GOODNESS, what a lovely place! The waters look choppy and fierce like that of New England where I lived, as opposed to the west coast in California where I grew up. Julie, how lucky of you to meet up with your BLOG PAL! Ohhhh, one day, ONE DAY I will get to all my destinations!


rjerdee said...

How lovely that you and Ange+kids could have a meet-up...and I like that you didn't have pictures taken of the event to's good to keep a little mystery going, isn't it? Especially when you have these surfy pictures to post!

Been hearing that OPRAH is coming to Perth and Sydney in January, bringing with her 200 of her audience members who won the trip as a suprise prize...she is THE ONE! Are you hearing any buzz? I guess she's doing a show at the Sydney opera house...wish I'd won the trip!...then I could have a meet-up with you! :)
xxoo Becky

The Moerks said...

Yep the high rises are way too touristy. The antique shopping sounds like fun and it was great you could meet Ange.

the old boathouse said...

Beautiful pics my dear and so cool that you could meet Ange. Blogging is such an amazing thing when you think about it. All these wonderful people that we meet through our computers, share our hearts and lives with...its very special, cheers Katherine xx

Pooch Purple Reign said...

looks a bit like paradise to me!! but i understand what you mean about the chaos factor.
good that you got away tho :)

Shellbelle said...

Bore me with consecutive sea posts? Like that could ever happen, lol. BUT, I do love shopping also.

How wonderful that you got to meet up with a blogging friend from another country. Sounds like you both had a lot of fun. I've had such great experiences meeting bloggers and it's true that you feel right at ease.

Can't wait to read about Noosa!
Thanks for your comment, I really am not great at geography, but many years ago I was trying to move to Australia and the first thing I checked out were the beaches, of course. That's how I knew about the Coral Sea.

simon said...

I have to say- to meet other bloggers is really fantastic. I have met some great friends as a result from across the world.

Carole said...

Ok not fair just as I'm taking a blogging break you hit me with these photos....incredible.
So glad to hear you got to meet a fellow blogger...I've been lucky to meet two and it really is like meeting a long time friend. Don't follow Ange but I think thats my loss.
Can't wait to see the next adventures.


Ella said...

Hi Julie,
How fab you were able to meet! It is fantastic when you meet an online kindred spirit! Happy for you both~ Love the photos, gorgeous, too bad it wasn't all you wanted it to be. xXx

Ange said...

Julie I soooo loved meeting you too :) I have JUST got back to France and the house is still in the mess I left it in so I'd better hop to and clean it up so we can put up the Chrissy decs. I noticed in your top post you mentioned looking for somewhere to stay in the Northern Hemisphere... HERE HERE!! Pick me!! Pick me!!! Love the photos of the beach - you make me nostalgic for the sea.The frost hasn't melted outside yet!!
Much love and I'll be posting again soon too. Love the treasures you got from Sharon.