wish you were here, love, flat s

It appears that Flat S is continuing her travels around Australia. And it looks like she’s had a great time along the Gold Coast with Peta Sutherland and her family. You can see some of Peta’s work on Flickr and find out more about her on her blog, etcetera or whatever.


The Flat S Tour Logo


Flat S was thoughtful enough to drop us a postcard from her most recent stop. Here’s what she had to say.

G’day S, Liesl, Todd and Oliver + S aficionados,

After my visit with Mel in Geelong I decided to travel north to sunny Queensland to visit Peta and her family. Queensland is famous for the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, and its miles and miles and miles of beautiful beaches.




I arrived one bright sunny morning during the school holidays. I was surprised at how warm it was; after all it was only early spring.



Queensland is known for is its very high incidence of skin cancer so Missy made sure I was well protected with sunscreen before I went outside.




Chappy made me some sunglasses so I could laze around the pool, and I spent a few days just kicking back and relaxing.




No trip to Queensland is complete without a rainforest walk, and we drove about an hour up Mt. Tamborine to visit one of the family’s favorite walks. I was a bit freaked out driving on the wrong side of the road.




I had to stop to get a picture of me with this sign. We don’t see this back home!




When we got to the top we stopped at the lookout and watched some skydivers take off. The view went for miles.




The walk was beautiful with many enormous eucalyptus trees and palms that seemed to go up forever. I saw a water dragon, two scrub turkeys, and a wallaby.




At the halfway point we came to a beautiful waterfall which cooled the hot air.




Later in the week we went to one of Queensland’s beautiful beaches at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. It was a very hot day and there were lots and lots of people. We managed to find a quiet spot. We built sandcastles and went body surfing.




I had a fabulous time in Queensland, and I can’t wait to share my next adventure with you all!

Wish you were here, love, Flat S xxxx




  1. Looks like she had a fabulous time, Peta! The more I see of AUS, the more I want to go! Thanks for the tour!

  2. Thanks for the tour of Queensland!

  3. Susanne

    It’s so beautiful there, what fun! Thanks, Peta!

  4. Sarvi

    A rainforest walk, how dreamy!

  5. That’s it, I’m hoping on a plane and heading to Queensland!;) Beautiful scenery!

  6. I didn’t know she was touring Australia! I live in Australia, and i wouldn’t want to live anywhere else!

  7. We NEED to go to Queensland!
    Great Post.

  8. I have always wanted to visit the down under. Looks like flat S is having a blast. I’m so glad to see that she’s protecting herself from the harmful effects of the sun. We, with blue eyes need to remember our shades.

  9. So many wonderful places to visit – wish we could have joined you, S!

  10. Peta, I love the way you wrote this from “her” point of view. Looks like Flat S is having a fabulous time. I am wondering if I could pack myself in an envelope now…

  11. I’m feeling a bit jealous of Flat S!

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