Hi, I am a professional nail tech that lives in the beautiful country of New Zealand. I also have CRPS -- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
I have a love for anything Kombi and love the beach, and dream one day of owning my VW Beetle and a cottage by the sea.
Hi all, have been in the Gold Coast for 3 full days... We have internet hassles here so am going of my iPhone hotspot, which means no major uploads, so videos etc will have to wait on my return possibly.
The flight over was brilliant and landing at the Gold Coast was so much easier than Brisbane and a much shorter drive to the apartment. We flew with Virgin Airlines, the staff were brilliant most people had a spare seat between them as being a Wednesday, they planes were not as busy as a weekend, which we have always done in the past. Once we arrived and unpacked and settled in, we went to Pacific Fair and got some groceries to see us through...
The apartment is ok, certainly not as nice as last years but then this one is $1000 less, it is still very nice with ocean views, and management have been excellent. A couple of small faults, one being the air conditioning is in the bedroom, but having said that we are used to that now and second the hassle with the internet, having said that, this is not really the apartments fault so much as an outsider internet company deal with that. Anyway after much frustration we are getting a refund, as the internet has been more off than on, so we will use the hotspot from my iPhone - which means no major uploads etc....
Day 3 we went to Tamborine Mountain, where we did the Forest Skywalk, and after that we went to the Surfers Paradise Markets, which were ok :) At Tamborine Mountain, I got this cool orchid flower hair clip. It is a real orchid done in a resin, it is so cool :)
Day 4 we went to Carrara Markets, they were ok, nothing really different there, but tomorrow we are going to the Broadbeach Markets, which should be awesome, loved them last year and this year am hoping they might be better, as this weekend Broadbeach has the Country Music Festival on. After the markets we went to Pacific Fair, where I got some Havaianas Jandals, a Clarasonic Mia 2, also Myers had a massive stocktake sale, where I purchased 2 tops for 60% off, so we're down to like $50 rather than the $110 or some price similar. I didn't bring many clothes over and found the ones I did bring are still a little on the warm side, so now have a couple of cooler tops to wear with my leggings, and a cool pair of flats for $5 from Ruby, hell if they last the trip I will be stoked, I did bring over a couple of pairs of flats but they are both worn through a bit so uncomfortable especially when walking on gravel etc...
Next week we have planned a whale watching trip, on Monday or Tuesday, a trip to Byron Bay, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Q Deck, and not sure what else yet :)
Weather has been perfect for me, am walking a medium amount, am so glad I did those 4k's a few times before we left, have not had to use the chair yet - nights are about 17 degrees and days about 22 degrees.
Anyway that's it for now, stay safe and have a fantastic Sunday :)