Love Lockets at Mt Coot-tha.

I went to Mt Coot-tha for work this morning. It is one of Brisbane’s prime lookouts . While standing admiring the view I noticed a lock secured to the railings.  It was engraved with an inscription.  Then I noticed quite a few of them, all engraved!!
Does anyone know anything about this ‘Love Lock’ phenomenom???

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When I got home from work this afternoon I had to find out more and found hundreds of photos on Google.

The following is courtesy of Wikipedia.

“Love padlocks (also known as love locks and, in Taiwan, wish locks) are a custom by which padlocks are affixed to a fence, gate, bridge or similar public fixture by sweethearts at an increasing number of locations around the world to symbolize their everlasting love”

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I love this idea!!!

Mr F and I will have to go to Bunnings this weekend I think and buy  ourselves a lock!

Books galore.

This afternoon, to escape the Summer heat we went to the Lifeline Bookfest.  We spent a few hours rummaging through the hundreds upon thousands of low-priced second-hand books.  I could have spent a lot of money today but chose to only search in the $1.00 section.  It was reasonably busy while we were there, very organised and experienced Bookfest shoppers came prepared with their suitcases (on wheels).   The photo below doesn’t do it justice.  It was MASSIVE!!!

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What would Dan Brown say  if he saw this?  Maybe in a few years the pile might be Fifty Shades of Grey (just saying).

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Old Pearly jenkins

The boys found a few books and I came away with these pearlers. (sorry about the shadow)

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – We had to read this at school, I struggled through it then but would like to try reading it again.

A Pocket German Dictionary – Middle son is starting high school and learning German.

Building your Life –  This edition was printed in 1958 and covers topics such as Dating: Going steady and Hours to Get In, Dating Manners: Calling for your date – should you take flowers?, Your Emotional Growth: Growth of affection, crushes, love for your parents, bodily reactions to emotions. I can’t wait to read embarrassing  snippets aloud  to the boys in the car when they can’t escape.  HAHA!!!

It’s running from the 19th – 28th of January here in Brisbane.  Its located at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre at South Bank.  It’s free to get in and all the funds raised go to help support Lifeline’s 24 hour Crisis and Counselling Line.