Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Kicking Off - About this Blog

Just recently, I realised that I spend a lot of time telling people all about cities I've visited, but I never really talk about the city that I choose to call home. It's a bit strange really, because of all the fantastic places I've been, and the places I could choose to live in, I don't sell this one half as much as those that I've not chosen to live in.

Does that make sense?

I love Brisbane. It's a great city, ideal for me to live and work in and also relax and socialise in. I work for the local government here too, and while it's not perfect or flawless in any way, I do really enjoy my job and I'm here because I'm passionate about the industry I'm in and the city.

So why don't I "sell" this city to people? Why don't I share the cool things I can do here, great restaurants and cafes, places to see? Probably because when you live somewhere, it becomes every day, so you forget to appreciate it. Which is kind of crazy when you realise it's the place you have chosen to be all the time!

This is where this blog comes in. I'm going to talk about all my favourite things about Brisbane, the places, the people, the food, the culture, the events, everything. And I hope, that as this blog grows, it will not only get people visiting Brisbane, but help those who have chosen to live here appreciate it more. I also hope it will open up some new places and experiences to you, my readers, and that you will in turn share with me YOUR favourite things about Brisbane, so that I can experience them too.


autumnleaves said...

I love the header! New Farm Park in the jacaranda season - stunning!

IreneQHawtin said...

Try Queenie's Tea House at Ascot....my favourite.

Kath aka Sleepydumpling said...

Irene, we will have to go to Queenie's together!

Robin said...

Sounds delightful- have fun!

Girl Clumsy said...

Love you Brisbane!

A good idea for a blog.

Eventually, you should get a sponsor!

Kath aka Sleepydumpling said...

I never thought of sponsorship. That would be COOL!

TribeRingers said...

Wonderful looking blog, well done on the header. Top marks.

And although I no longer live there, I still love Brisbane and miss heaps of things about it.

I look forward to continuing my journey on this blog.