Last day in Brisbane

Well not quite. But basically. I am
back for a day after Japan but its gonna be hectic as and I’ll be unpacking and re-packing for NZ and Canada. I know I’ve said it before but I really do have SO much stuff. Gahh

Anyway back to my story, it’s my last day in Brisbane. Last day at work, last day staying with Kim and last day eating at my fave Japanese restaurant, Kotobuki!

While I feel a little sad I mainly feel excited and happy.

A few people were upset saying goodbye to me at work (thanks for the great times, new friends, Moët & Canadian $ work!) and while I didn’t like saying goodbye to them, it’s hard to feel sad as I have a trillion other things running through my mind. It’s like a list race in there of things that I need to do!

Anyway Japan in the morning, if I ever make it to the coast as Tay is stuck in work and we are likely stuck in traffic on the way there.. I’m currently sitting in her (messy) car typing this.

Gold Coast tonight to see my good friends SiGNatUre play a gig then back to theirs for a decent sleep before my flight.

See you in Japan!!


5 days to go

What a weekend.

Went out for dinner Friday.. Next thing you know it’s 1am and we’ve had a few Tikki cocktails! Benny came back home to annoy David and they played until Ben fell asleep outside my door on the floor – yep there was the sofa or the mattress but he chose the floor. Boys are weird.

Sat I spent packing and being domesticated cleaning and making pies. Plus a haircut. My good friend and hairdresser Kylie cried when I left. Hate making people cry.

I was going to head to the Lions game but ended up staying home as it was raining as I needed a nap. Next thing I know Lisa had arrived, then Tay & Shan. Got home at 4.30am.

Did I mention I had to move Sunday? Yeah so after 4 hours sleep I was up again getting ready. Everyone arrived at 12 and it was time to get cracking! Huge thanks to Pete for pretty much doing it all for me.4pm it was all done and we were back at Kim’s. she was already down a bottle of red wine so we joined her.Sophie and Kim had arranged an awesome dinner party. Roast for the main but my fave was the entree – roasted garlic with caramelised onions on toasted olive sourdough. Nom. With 6 boys visiting there were lots of bodies to feed!I snuck off to bed at 9.30 but people kept coming in to wake me up, come 12.30am I was still awake and the girls retired to bed.Have to cull more clothes this week, I thought I had it all done but I have SO much stuff. Ggrrr

5 days to go…

Lisa stole my phone
Shan & Tay stole my phone
Last night on my balcony


Team Tango!

When Benny called me and asked if I would do tango with him I actually had no idea what I was getting myself into. After I had to grab my laptop and google it and it wasn’t what I expected but I was still up for the challenge!

We had an amazing time with Angelique & Chris learning to dance. They are fantastic teachers and the smaller sized groups meant we had lots of one on one time to figure out the steps we (usually Ben) couldn’t get out head around.

I was actually pretty sad on the last day after our performance, as not only would I no longer get to invade Benny’s personal space with good reason but it meant that my fave time of the week was over and we had to say goodbye to the rest of the group.

Shame there wasn’t another class starting immediately after mine as I would have loved to continue!

If you’re in Brisbane and want to learn to dance (not just tango) give Angelique & Chris a call on 0479 170 818 at Evoke Dance and Theater company, or you can view their website here. I promise it will be fun!!

Our class video:

Some pics of Benny & I on our last day…

Tuppy’s for Brekky

Just up the road from my house is a little convenience store that does some fast food. Mainly fish and chips but also breakfast. Thankfully, they were open Easter Friday to cure my hangover!

Obviously I got a bit carried away eating before I managed to take this pic.

They do really cheap breakfast – 2 eggs, nice bacon, thick cut toast, a sausage, tomato and an orange juice for about $12.

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Soundwave – hangover madness

I managed to get well and truly written off the night before Soundwave. It wasn’t my intention nor did I foresee it happening.
I was at a leaving party and was drinking delicious cocktails. Next thing you know I’m leaving Bacchus, heading to Friday’s and partying on until 2am.

Cue terrible headache and vomiting twice. Once at night and again in the morning. If ever I spew in the morning you know it’s bad.

Ru was picking me up at 11. I just wanted to sleep and cuddle myself but I had to get up and ready.

I made it to Ru’s and went on a recovery mission to the Deli, read about it HERE.

After that I got home, ate, had a nap and started to feel better. In which case Ru began to encourage me to start drinking. Much to her disgust I couldn’t handle it.

We got to Soundwave just in time for Billy Talent, Carl really wanted to see them and we had a ‘festival timetable’ for the first time in the history or our festival going.

Although it had rained all week, the sun came out to play and I began feeling better and happy to wander around. Ru was still unhappy that I wasn’t drinking yet.

The bands I thought I would really enjoy I didn’t find as good. Too high expectations? Perhaps.

Stone Sour didn’t play any of their old music and I found I didn’t know their new stuff. A Perfect Circle were pretty good, but again played a lot of material I didn’t know. A pleasure just to see and hear Maynard though.

I did really enjoy Cypress Hill, Blink182, Linkin Park & Offspring though. Linkin park were awesome actually, really had the crowd rocking. Found I knew more of their music than anyone else’s.
We caught the end of Metallica – old rock Gods still admired by the thousands.

I managed to put away 3 vodkas, I just couldn’t handle it. So I guess the moral of the story is: Don’t drink the night before a festival!’

Sushi Nikkou

Good, fast food.

I love soft shell crab sushi, I just grabbed a plate off the train. Was yummy and fresh. I ordered the tempura prawn udon noodle soup, it was delicious. Nice broth and lots of tempura veggies, even though there was only one prawn. Can’t complain too much for around only $8.90 though.

Cash only – I hate cash only. I never carry cash. I even bought the sushi to take me up over the usual $10 mark without realising it was cash only. Had to give them my licence while I went and got money out – while annoying it wouldn’t stop me from going back.

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