Brisbane – debrief

6 11 2008

I can’t sleep so I thought I would take the opportunity to catch up on some long overdue posting…

We had a FABULOUS time in Brisbane the weekend before last. It was a pleasure to catch up with the Lovells and get a peek at their new lives in a new town. It was also a pleasure to give Isaac plenty of cuddles!

We also got to check out some of the sights of Brissy and surrounds.

  • Saturday we headed up to Nooosa to hit the beach (a bit too chilly to swim).
  • Sunday we joined the Lovells at Creek Rd Presbyterian Church which was great. We then hit up Wet’n’Wild Water park which was embarassingly sensational! The highlight was definitely the “Tornado”!
  • Monday we stayed in Brisbane and wandered around Southbank and Fortitude Valley. We also managed to make it to the two cafes I had my eye on.

Enjoy photo-love below. (NB – My great birthday present with a photo of me on the front! Also, how sweet are our parenting skills? I was the pram-master by Monday)

More photos on fb.

Thanks for a Lovelly weekend guys!




Nappies, Cigars and 10 year old beer

31 03 2008

We had a lovely evening on Saturday with the Lovell family. Adri and I went around for pizza and baby cuddles.

I had the pleasure/duty/opportunity of changing a pooey nappy for the frst time, which was exciting/disgusting/nice.

And to celebrate the birth, like they do in the movies, Anu and I had a cigar each. It wasn’t my first cigar, but I’m no pro. It is not something I am used to and I don’t think I want to get used to it. I can understand how it would be appealing – it was very tasty in it’s own way. But I find not having throat cancer quite appealing as well. They took over an hour to smoke and I had to wash my hair twice to get the smell out.

Far more enjoyable than the cigars was the 1998 Coopers Extra Strong Vintage Ale. I was concerned that it may have been mistreated by me over the last few years and maybe had gone a bit bad. But I needn’t have feared – it was truly delicious.

Thanks for the evening, Lovell’s. Thanks for selling me the beer, Geoff.

Weekend Top 5 – number 4b

9 03 2008

Had to throw a bonus one in here, given the circumstances.

4b. Meet our best friends brand new baby boy!

Would have made it higher in the list, except I didn’t know it was going to happen on a weekend and it probably won’t happen very regularly.