June 30, 2012

Bright Lights of the City

There's no place like home.

As we drove along the dusty track leading to our shed, I was so happy to be back where I belong.

My son (aged 9) and I had spent four days in Brisbane, in the city, in the bigsmoke.

We arrived early Monday morning and had a few days free to explore and to shop. We were staying in a motel directly across from the Myer shopping centre..what a great location to be in.

We rode every glass elevator and escalator we could find, on our way to the toy sale. My son was in heaven in the Lego isle!

My little country farm chick was amazed by the people, the buildings, and the busyness of it all.

Many times I had to remind him to stay close, to not wander away, because we were in the city.

How amazed he was by it all, so foreign to a little boy who belongs in the country.

We were upgraded to a two bedroom apartment on the 19th floor of the motel, and our view was superb. The lights of Brisbane shimmered against the raindrops that fell.

At dinnertime we decided to go for a walk along the Queen Street Mall....hand in hand my little man and I strolled along, window shopping and chatting.

I loved his excitement and how this was all so new to him.

We passed a homeless lady, who had set up along a bench, ready for the cold night. I watched my son, how he looked at her with confusion, and compassion.

We passed an adult club, where a young girl in a tight red dress, with a thigh high split stood at the entrance and watched us as we walked by. I wondered how old she was, and who she was.

I wanted to glance back, but I didn't want to stare.

We headed back to our apartment, and snuggled in for the night, while the rain fell outside.

We wore the complimentary white bath robes and Mr C decided that being a ninja was the way to go.  He was so elusive I was lucky to even have these photos of him!

Our few days together, just the two of us was wonderful.  I loved seeing his joy on his first plane ride, and going out to dinner to a fancy pants restaurant where I proceeded to spill an entire jug of iced water across the table.

"Oh mum, you're so embarrassing" he said.

I guess I am, but his giggles were worth it x


Desire Empire said...

Such a lovely way to see a city through a country boys eye. Just gorgeous.

Farmers Wifey said...

Thanks lovely, I can still remember his ohhhs and ahhhs about almost everything!!

Anonymous said...

How beautiful. Such a sweet story, such sweet memories you have now. X

Natasha in Oz said...

Looks like you had a great time! Love the pictures too!

There are quite a few homeless people here these days. It is so sad to see, especially at this time of year when it's so cold outside.

Thanks for sharing your photos and I'm so glad to hear that my son isn't the only one who spills drinks everywhere he goes!

Best wishes,

River said...

I really like the city lights photo.

Farmers Wifey said...

Thanks lovelies, we really had a great time xo

Mum on the Run said...

Just gorgeous - and what special time for the two of you.

Twitchy said...

Great to read of a country boy's perspective of the city. We only have our city people's view of the city ;) But just about every boy loves Lego, right?

Unknown said...

Great photos! Thanks for sharing.

Those are the moments that make life worth living. And blogging!


Farmers Wifey said...

Yes, it was great seeing it all through his eyes! xo

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Glad you had a beautiful fun time while there xx

Farmers Wifey said...

Yes we did Alyce xoxo

Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

This made me smile... The innocence of a boy growing up. Love it


Farmers Wifey said...

Oh Kel he was, just his wide eyes watching everyone, noticing everything..it was grand! xo

Norlin said...

Loved the photos of him "dancing" in the bathrobe! That's just so cute.

Farmers Wifey said...

Oh yes, the "ninja" dance!!!!!

greenthumb said...

Sounds like a great thing to do with your little guy, I bet he will remember his trip to the city with his mum.

Kylie said...

Looks like fun wAs had! Love the ninja!

Farmers Wifey said...

oh yes, I hope he does remember, because I will xox The ninja moves were awesome! xo

Alannah said...

like the other girls, I love the ninja photos! Would have worked well for 'movement' in June! smiles.

Mary said...

Just about to take a little vacation with my 11 year old daughter. It's always so fun to do that. Last year we stayed at such a strange hotel that we spent a good couple of hours taking photographs in the lobby, on the different floors, upside down, etc. The architecture lent itself to that and boy was it fun. Thanks for you post. Great photos.

Farmers Wifey said...

We rocked the bathrobes!!

Thanks ladies xo