As a young girl from Darwin visiting family in Brisbane during school holidays

As a young girl from Darwin visiting family in Brisbane during school holidays, I would catch a bus with my Grandmother from the southern suburbs to the city to go to Brisbane Arcade. My favourite place was Darrell Lea, I was in awe with the old charm, magic of Christmas and chocolates. Darwin did not have Darrell Lea or any old buildings. Fast forward 40 plus years, I am now living and working in Brisbane and make a daily habit of walking through the arcade from Central Train Station. I am still in awe with the old charm and history of the arcade. I meet my friends from near and far to enjoy in the spectacle of Spring and Christmas and my treat these days is a cuppa in Room of Roses.

Donna Conroy