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Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 19, 2014
Off for a quick stroll around the beachfront pathway
before Snooker and Happy Hour at the Leisure Centre!

Beachfront Pathway


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 18, 2014
The Tranquil Tones Concert on today at 'Adventist Aged Care'. Come along at 12 noon to see the Tranquil Tones performing their very entertaining show once again!

Tranquil Tones Concert


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 17, 2014

Christmas in July Update

Our 'Christmas in July' party was a very pleasant and festive evening, many thanks to those in the village who organised it! Even though the winter weather provided the perfect backdrop, it was also the chilliness that caused the attendance to be down slightly on previous years, but we look forward to next year's event - a festive party full of Christmas cheer!


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 16, 2014
Saturday night was a delight! Yummy chicken and prawns, and excellent entertainment by the Andrews Sisters Tribute Show was had by all!

The Andrew Sisters Tribute Show

The Andrews Sisters Tribute Show
The Andrews Sisters Tribute Show

The Andrews Sisters Tribute Show
Phil's still got it!


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 15, 2014
Our Monday Morning Teas are proving quite popular, especially when a new range of swimwear and accessories was presented at our last morning tea. This range was shown by our very own Heike, displaying her stylish Ocean Aura Swimwear Collection. We had three lovely ladies modelling swimsuits, sundresses and tops. Of course the men were not left out with two very popular male models parading board shorts and shirts.

Out of about fifty very interested residents and friends who were present, two who were lucky enough to receive $20 gift vouchers towards their purchases. With summer just around the corner, everyone enjoyed quite a fruitful morning tea while shopping for their latest fashion look, just ready for the beach or poolside.

by Di of Tranquil Waters
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Ocean Aura Fashion Parade - JeanOcean Aura Swimwear

Ocean Aura Fashion Parade - modelsOcean Aura Fashion Parade - Phil


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 14, 2014
Fish n Chips tonight! After our usual game of Mah Jong, followed by our Snooker and Happy Hour session,
we will enjoy tasty Fish n Chips for our Sunday Night Dinner in the Leisure Centre. Watch out Nemo!


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 13, 2014
The Andrews Sisters Tribute Show

Stroll down memory lane with The New Andrews Sisters Tribute Band!

Three sassy ladies: Cherryn Lomas, Katherine Nunn & Anita David along with the accomplished energetic 'Boogie Beat Band'.

Together the gals bring back the gorgeous three-part harmony toe-tapping tunes of the Andrews Sisters!

'Boogie Woogie' on the dance floor, reminisce with 'Rum n Coca Cola', jive along to 'Candyman' and their swingin' version of 'Roll Out The Barrel' will have your clapping along!

And tonight's the night! Come along to the Leisure Centre to experience all the glamour and the sass of the Andrews Sisters Tribute Show!

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OUR COACH TOUR OF BRISBANE'S BRIDGES, MOTORWAYS and TUNNELS - we almost got 'bridged and tunnelled out'!

Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 12, 2014
My sister, Anne, and I had planned to take a drive through all the new Brisbane tunnels, so this bus trip was a great opportunity for us to sit back and enjoy the experience.

On 7 August, we set off on a beautiful balmy Brisbane winter morning with Cross Country Tours - driver: Tanya, and guide: Sandra. We headed towards the city on the Gateway Motorway and crossed the Brisbane River on the concrete box girder 1627m Gateway Bridge. Even at a height of 70m, only small passenger ships can get under it, (which some of us actually did a few weeks ago on the 'Sea Princess'). We continued on the M1 and exited at Nudgee Beach for morning tea.

After a pleasant break, we drove via the Airport Link to the airport through all the new cycle ways, parklands and landscaping which is part of the Airport Project. We checked out the beginnings of the earthworks for the new airport runway and joined quite a few 'plane spotters' as they watched the take-offs and landings of a number of commercial flights, and the arrival of an RFDS plane.

We went towards the city on the Airport Link and into the 3.3km Airport Link Tunnel which had been drilled by Tunnel Boring Machines, (Roxy and Sandy) and was completed in 2012, exiting at 'Spaghetti Junction' a massive graded separated intersection of fly-overs, exits and entrances directing traffic to all parts of the city and suburbs.

We took the Inner City Bypass to Hale Street to go across the two deck Go-Between Bridge from Milton to South Brisbane then back to the inner city via the Victoria Bridge, which was opened in 1969, replacing three previous Victoria Bridges that had served the city since the mid 1800's.

We crossed the river again on the 500m Captain Cook Bridge leading onto the South-East Freeway and Pacific Highway. However we exited at Wooloongabba and went via Main Street across the Story Bridge, the largest steel bridge designed and constructed in Australia. Anne and I were able to wave at our old Alma Mater 'All Hallows' School' as we crossed to the northern side.

Back we went to Paddington and onto the Broncos Leagues Club for lunch. Lunch was delicious, with lots of great choice and amazing deserts. A few lucky ducks got a glimpse of Darren Lockyer!

After lunch, we proceeded to Toowong through Bardon, past Government House to the Western Freeway where we observed the work that is proceeding on Legacy Way and its 4.6km tunnel which will bypass Milton Road and Toowong and take traffic directly to join the Inner City Connector at its northern end. This is planned to open in 2015.

Our coach tour continued along the Western Freeway and crossed the river on the Centenary Bridge then back over the same bridge to access the northern end of the 4.8km Clem 7 Tunnel underneath the river to a depth of 60m, which opened in 2010.

By now we were quite 'bridged and tunnelled out' and, with the luncheon wine dropping a few eye lids, we set off for the long way home via the Pacific Highway. Arriving home safe and sound we were very pleased we had made the trip. All voted it a great day out and we thank Pamela very much for organising it for us.

by Margaret of Tranquil Waters

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Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 11, 2014
What a great day we had playing against eight other retirement village teams. The competition is played once a year during Senior's Week in late August and involves eight local retirement villages. This year the competition went off with a bang with all participants thoroughly enjoying themselves in a very friendly atmosphere.

The Mater Private Shield was won by the Tranquil Waters 'A' team of Barry, Janice, Diane & Fay. Our second team consisting of Connie, Jean, Betty & Ray came fourth! Teams and their supporters enjoyed a light lunch, and many renewed old friendships. A great day was had by all!

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers in the kitchen and the ones who provided sandwiches, fruitcake as well as other delicious things we all enjoyed. To Bill, a big thank you for driving people around, to our scorer, Betty, and to my teams for helping with the last minute preparations.

We would like to thank RDCOTA for securing our sponsorship with Mater Private Hospital for the fourth year running.

The Mater Private Shield is alive and well!

by Margaret of Tranquil Waters

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Winning Bowls Team


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 10, 2014
The Andrews Sisters Tribute Show


Get ready for a stunning new show featuring three lovely khaki clad ladies performing with a touch of glamour!

An magnificent night of tunes and ditties will be enjoyed by all who see the amazing Andrews Sisters Tribute and Boogie Beat Band with guest artist Peter Uppman.

The show commences at 6.30pm, with a half hour interval at 7.15pm and finishes at 9pm.

Cost is $30pp which includes a delicious chicken and prawn meal at 5.45pm.

Please contact Tranquil Waters and book by 10 September. We wait for your call!


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 9, 2014
Quick, check your diary, the Tranquil Tones Concert is on today at 'Oak Tree' (previously Lifestyle). The Tranquil Tones will be performing at 2pm and it is sure to be a very entertaining show once again!

Tranquil Tones Choir


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 8, 2014
Gifts Galore Morning Tea

Today residents enjoyed a leisurely morning tea followed by some
fun browsing and shopping, provided right on their door step by Gifts Galore.


Posted in 'Resident Events, Sales, Village Events' on September 8, 2014
This morning, Gifts Galore will once again be bringing their range of gifts. They have a beautiful selection of gift lines, handbags, jewellery, watches, scarves, hats and men's gifts with nothing more than $24! And of course, a lovely morning tea!

Gifts Galore


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 7, 2014
After a game of Mah Jong, followed by Snooker and Happy Hour,
we enjoyed our usual Sunday Night Dinner in the Leisure Centre, 'Indian' tonight! Acchā Nice!


Posted in 'Resident Events, Village Events' on September 4, 2014
Dorothy's 80th Birthday



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