It's hard to pick my favourite part about living in the Redlands, top of the list would definitely be the Wallabies that graze daily on neighbouring lawns.
The area has so much to offer for its residents and visitors.
You can spend the morning at the IndigiScapes Centre teaching the grandchildren how to gracefully dismount from the flying fox.
Then jump in the car and grab a coffee or fish and chips at one of the many local cafes overlooking the bay.
Covid-19 has been difficult for everyone. During restrictions earlier this year l saw a moment in time that will stay with me forever, in particular on ANZAC morning.
Doors opened and out they came, some still in their pyjamas, most with candles and many with the medals of loved ones.
People smiled and waved, called out hello, nodded and simply connected. This is what makes me happy to live in the Redlands, the feeling of community.
Redlands is rich in history and has a plethora of community groups and clubs, many which support each other with amazing outcomes.
Being president for the past two years of the only community theatre in the area, l have been privileged to be a part of this first hand with fundraising opportunities for both RDCota, Redlands Centre for Women and the Redland Museum.
MATES Theatre turned 30 last month and has an anniversary celebration planned on Saturday, December 12.
The evening will include the 2021 Season Launch as well as an opportunity for past and present members and guests to share their most memorable moments.
Birkdale School of Arts Hall has been home to MATES Theatre since the 90's and new members are always welcome.
There is a place for everyone.
Suze Harpur - president Mates Theatre Genesis.