Wednesday, 29 July 2009
This weekend we headed north for some sunshine. Now that's a phrase you don't often hear a Brit use!!Actually I was at a tradeshow in Brisbane on the Friday and we decided to stay there for a few days. Gus booked us into a city centre hotel on last minute .com - one of their secret hotels. It was a nice place - very central.
As usual, Gus had the weekend planned minute by minute. Friday night we dined at Jellyfish - a cool restaurant on the riverbank. They guarantee to have at least 8 different types of freshly caught fish, as well as a standard menu. Our waiter was quite fresh too - so I engaged him in a bit of conversation about the menu.......I went for the whole baby barramundi and Gus had the Moreton Bay Bugs. These are a bigger version of Balmain bugs (see fishmarket posting earlier) Both were delicious.
Saturday we were due to meet our friend Kerry, her kids and another South African couple (Mandy & Scott) for lunch. Beforehand we wandered round the market on the south bank of the river. And it was here that we discovered the greatest thing to happen to fruit since the invention of the seedless grape. A chocolate filled banana......dear lord, these are soooooo good.
There was a choice of milk, plain, mint or praline. I could have eaten a whole bunch. Instead, giddy on a sugar high, I decided to have a tatoo. Of a kangaroo. I'm just relieved that I didn't pick a banana
Gus had the same tatoo - I didn't want to say anything but I do think matching tatoos are a bit gay.
We needed to cool down so headed to the pool area where we met Kerry and her kids - Megan and Shawn, who was busy amusing himself in the water
Boys will be boys
Meanwhile I was trying to work out how I could attract the attention of the lifeguards.......
Boys will be boys