This morning we took a trip to the beach, which is less than half an hour away from our house. Aïcha had been asking to visit the beach, and David loves it, and how could I resist the call of the sand and sunscreen?

On a Gold Coast beach: Brioni & Aïcha, April 07
The Gold Coast features 40 kilometres of smooth, sandy beaches and excellent surf waves. In the background you can see the high-rise apartments of Surfers Paradise.

Lauren, Brioni & Aïcha, April 07
The Gold Coast is peppered with parks alongside the beach. Most parks have excellent playgrounds as well as free electric barbecues, toilets and shower facilities.

Brioni, almost 8 months old, April 07

David with Brioni, April 07