Friday, January 27, 2006

Friday Bits and Bobs

I have been coveting these pink enamel saucepans from Rocco Cookware for a very long time now, but due to the exchange rate and huge postage costs, they remain but a yearning. Boo hoo.

I'm going to lunch today with a couple of netball buddies. We are trying out a restaurant at the local golf club, which also happens to be the longest course in Australia. This is what the website says about it:

Hills International Golf Club is quite unique. It is set in rural Jimboomba just 45 minutes south of Brisbane and 50 minutes north of the Gold Coast on the Mt Lindesay Highway. Currently the longest rated course in Australia from the blue tees Hills International is part of a huge complex known as Hills Educational Foundation. This is a College for Australian and International students which has its own golf course and golf academy. The course is open to members with regular competitions as well as the public.

Historic "Gimboomba House", believed to be the oldest homestead in South-East Queensland has become the 19th hole. It has been relocated and restored over the past few months. The homestead was built between 1845-1850 from red cedar cut and sawn on the property according to local historians.

The first licence for the "Gimboomba" run was issued in 1845. When the run was sold in 1850 it consisted of the homestead, mens huts, woolsheds, yards, stores and 4411 sheep. The homestead was a changing station for the coach horses in the days when mail travelled by stage from Brisbane to the New South Wales borders.

Stage 2 and 3 of the Clubhouse Project will see a large deck added to the back of the building to seat 250 for a dining area, providing a wonder view overlooking the sunset. Locker rooms and a gaming room will be some of the features of the following stages.

With a length of 6906 metres from the blue tees, par 72 ACR 77 this challenging championship course is made up of four par 5's which range from 544m to 575m, 4 par 3's which range from 152m to 229m and ten par 4's which range from 343m to 435m. Each hole has its own eye-catching features such as length, water carries, large trees, bunkers slopes and great scenery. Some of the holes have a spectacular layout which will challenge even the best of players. But don't let it scare you. Hills International is an unfortgettable experience for a wide range of golfers with different abilities. Several species of native fauna including kangaroos share the grounds with the golfers.

I will revue the menu for you after lunch!



Blogger shellyC said...

Do they come in sky blue too????? They are stunning!!!!!

Where did you find them??

10:56 AM  
Blogger Flossy said...

This particular set only come in pink, Shelly, but they have others in an "eggshell blue". Click on the Rocco cookware link in the post and it'll take you straight to the page. I found them meandering around the net one day, and just fell in love!

1:40 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Ohhhh, I love, love, love, love the green pans! ~drool~

1:26 PM  

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