Building dream home Gold Coast 1990
Building dream home Gold Coast 1990 was a great thrill for me, I also completely designed the layout & drove the builder crazy by checking the progress every day. The address is 106 Upton St Bundall, QLD Australia 4217.
This post also features many of the terrific people I crossed paths with in 1990. Apologies for the poor quality photos, it was very early day for digital cameras.
Dream home 1990 & a new boat
I was working for Metway Bank & took out a loan to build the house, the interest rate was 12.5%, can you believe it? I also still owned my previous home in Claymore Crescent Sorrento.
At Coolum with Ross Radford & John Sprouster.
These two great guys were my bosses, John was GM at Macdougals Ltd at 58 Clarence St Sydney which was my first selling job in office equipment. Ross owned Sanyo Office Machines & sent me to Adelaide in 1972 then Melbourne in 1974.
Helen Burke at Coolum golf resort
This lovely lady really knew how to have fun.
Madison & my car fleet
My best friend Madison & my Mini Moke came with me in January 1987 when we moved from Newport Beach in Sydney to Surfers Paradise.
Bryan Dart, Greg Hughes & Wayne Jones
We often played golf as I was a member at Sanctuary Cove, Greg forever the village joker took my putter and had it shortened by 4 inches. Next time we played I couldn’t understand why they seemed to be laughing & giggling each time it was my turn to putt. Being a fairly average golfer I never noticed the difference.
Amanda Kathy & Christy
Three beautiful Surfers Paradise princesses.
Boating to Sanctuary Cove
Taking Kathy Amanda & Christy to a party in Sanctuary Cove at Peter Hesky’s waterfront villa.
Dave Alan at Melbas
Dave is the son of Paul Alan the owner of Melbas nightclub & restaurant.
New Years Eve 1990
Narrelle one of the gorgeous girls working at Melbas and my old friend Harley Bradstreet.
Tony Fasio & Steve Jones, RIP.
Tony was the manager at Melbas & big Steve one of the bouncers, Steve sadly passed away far too young in the late 90s.
Surrounded my lovely ladies on New Years Eve.
Life is hard in Surfers Paradise but someone has to do it. 🙂
Happy group at my home for dinner
Tony & Narrelle & the other names I can’t recall.
Derek Pugh & I in Sydney
Derek & I worked for MacDougalls in the late 60s.
Paul Slaughter with Clode & Ian Rich.
Xmas day in Sydney with my brothers.
Ian, Bryan & Warren, the only one missing as usual was Neale.
The Herd clan at Kihilla Rd Auburn for Xmas.
Most of them now in 2014 have children of their own.
A rose between two thorns.
More like a thorn between two roses. 🙂
Tony Murphy & Graham Hughes
Cold beers at my home in 36 Ckaymore Crescent Sorrento just before moving into my new home.
The end of another exciting year.
Thanks for visiting my Building dream home Gold Coast 1990 photo blog.
After building my dream home 1990 I lived happily there until October 2011 & then moved to Thailand.