Lynda has found her paradise in Boyne Valley
MY SPECIAL PLACE: Winding down in her own piece of paradise every day with her family beside her is all Lynda Ninness needs to feel happy.
A 160 ha farm on the road to the Boyne Valley has provided her with not only a decade of family memories, but a place to call home.
"I couldn't think of living anywhere else," she said. "My property is my favourite place.
"It's my home, my workplace, my sanctuary.
"We have visitors all the time to come and enjoy our little piece of paradise in central Queensland."
Mrs Ninness is passionate about the hidden beauty throughout the wider Gladstone district - but it's fair to say she believes she and her young family have stumbled across something truly special.
"It's a place that my kids can ride bikes or horses or swim in the dams," she said.
"It's close enough to run the kids into Gladstone for their daily routines but far way enough to escape the hustle and bustle."
Sorting through treasured memories, Mrs Ninness says the capacity of her farm to throw a once-in-a-lifetime party rates pretty highly.
Hosting a 60th birthday party for her mother with few constraints was a definite highlight of the past decade.
"We had all our friends and family come out for the event," she said.
"They camped out in swags, tents, camper trailers and caravans."
Mrs Ninness believes she's stumbled upon and secured her little portion of paradise.
Understandably, she's in no hurry to move.