I have been super slack this week in all things blog-related – including going to Brisbane for three days last week and not only not writing about it until today, but also taking pretty much NO photos the whole time I was there. I don't think that was very blogger of me!
Anyway, I went to Brisbane for the Queen's Birthday weekend mostly to catch up with my family and my bestie. I spent Saturday with my parents and my sister, just relaxing and chatting as we are known to do – we also got a trip to my favourite sushi place in as well.
Saturday night was promised to my bestie, Sarah Jane. We got a hotel room in the city, got all dressed up and had some wine and headed to Siana Valley for cocktails and some food. It is really great there – the service was impressive, the food was excellent, and a very slick looking place! We're pretty tame now compared to our old partying days, but the night did end with a stumbling trip to 7-11 for ice cream, coffee and Starburst. We might be old ladies now but we are still us!
Sunday meant brunch at Campos in the valley. Poached eggs and copious amounts of coffee, giggling at boys on "man dates' and lots of gossiping is how it goes down at brunch with us girls. Not to mention a trip to Wheel and Barrow to scope out baking utensils.
I got to spend some more time with my parents and grandparents on Sunday afternoon and then it was dinner at Ahmets. If you've never been go and get some Turkish cuisine into you. Great food and the poached pears with caramel sauce were delectable.
And then suddenly it was Monday. This left me just enough time to catch up with my very good friend George and have a chat over our traditional pancakes with strawberries and ice cream, one last coffee with Sarah Jane and dinner with my mum and dad before heading off to the airport.
I then got bumped off my flight because of the ash cloud and had to return at 5 the next morning to try again. Luckily I got back to Sydney in one piece except that I had to get to work as soon as I got home!
And that is whirlwind recount of my whirlwind Brisbane trip. Being home just made me miss everyone more I think, but that is how life is and the people who love you are always there, even if you don't always get to see them – it's a good reminder of just how lucky I am to have them. All the same, I'd be lost without Skype!