We are a family of 7; Dad (37), Mum (37) 2 boys (12 & 4) and 3 girls (6, 5 & 1). We have lived in Brisbane most of our lives and really like the north side. The weekly routine is very busy with work, school, sporting and extra-curricular commitments. We each (save for the smallest!) participate in individual and team sports. These include road cycling (Brisbane has a burgeoning cycling community with many established early morning routes), running, basketball, swimming, touch rugby and tennis. Weekends and holidays are spent exploring Brisbane's many parks, walking trails and cafes. The Southbank and GOMA precincts provide another excellent weekend option. Brisbane's dining scene has blossomed in the last 10 years with many and varied options and influences; there are a host of award winning restaurants. The beach is an hour in either direction (Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast). Fraser, Moreton and Stradbroke islands are all very easily accessed and provide excellent camping, fishing and water sport options. We also frequent the family's mountain retreat at Mt Mee, which is one hour north west of Brisbane.