That’s a Wrap – March 10, 2019

Okay, so I’m beginning this post in the bar at Brisbane Airport. And yes, it’s perfectly acceptable to sit in a bar at an airport at this time of the morning. Just as it’s perfectly acceptable to be doing whisky tastings at the duty-free counter at 6am. Isn’t it? None of the normal rules apply when you’re on holiday.

I spent most of the week in Sydney for work but there was still plenty to smile at…

1.These escalators at Met Centre all dolled up for Mardi Gras #loveislove

2. The Isle of Rhum Instagram account. I want to go…now. Just look at those ponies. @theisleofrum

3. On the subject of Instagram, I’m loving the one I was introduced to from Min’s Zen Tip Tuesday @agirlandherdogontheroad. Her photos are great, her story is an inspiring one and Annie the Brittany Spaniel is drop-dead gorgeous.

4. After all these years of commuting into the city for work, the sight of the Harbour Bridge from the bus is still one I love – especially so in the early morning light.

5. The bus driver on the 652X Monday – Wednesday. Getting on that bus each morning at 6.45 he had a good morning for everyone – and a have a nice day at the end of the trip. You can’t help but start the workday in a better mood after that.

6. Hainanese chicken for lunch. Yummo.

7. and dumplings for lunch the next day (see above)

8. The nighttime antics of my parent’s corgi. He’s hilarious.

9. An early birthday lunch at Sum Yung Guys on Saturday. I think I’ve written about it before, but the food is fabulous. We shared 3 small plates – a kingfish ceviche with nam jim dressing and coconut cream (my dish of the day), prawn toasts, and pork & mushroom spring rolls – a fresh salmon and coconut salad, a Thai-style green curry with barramundi and a bruised cucumber salad with sambal. I do like a prawn toast – there’s something very retro and Puberty Blues about them.

10. Our accommodation at Coroglen, in the Coromandel Peninsula, for the next 2 nights. How stunning is this view?

That was my week…how was yours?

 

 

Author: Jo

I write, I bake, I chase sunrises.

18 thoughts

  1. Enjoy the Coromandels Jo, we loved that area a few years ago and cycled the Hauraki Rail Trail there. And yes different rules apply entirely when you’re on holidays especially at the airport 🙂 #lifethisweek

    1. I’m really enjoying it. I’ve travelled a lot around both islands & can’t believe I’ve never been here before.

  2. There were plenty to smile at. The food photos made me hungry and the view at Coroglen is so lush green and beautiful. Thanks, jo, for sharing this. #lifethisweek

    1. I’ve travelled a lot of New Zealand, but this is my first time in the Coromandel – and it’s beautiful.

  3. Hi, Jo – An airport bar is a PERFECT place for blogging. So much inspiration all around you!
    I had to look up the Instagram account of Agirlandherdog. (You knew that I would!) How joyous is that dog?!! Great find!
    BTW – ALWAYS say yes to Hainanese Chicken!!

  4. That final photo at Coroglen! Just the soothing beauty I need to start my week. And yes, hotel bars are the best place to blog. I always produce my best work at the airport!

    SSG xxx

  5. Lots of interesting sights, plenty of yummy food, and entertaining dogs – what’s not to love about your week? Hope NZ gives you lots to share as well x

  6. You had me at Hainanese Chicken and dumplings! It’s perfectly legit to be in the bar at 6am because let’s face it, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere! Hope you had a brilliant birthday and are enjoying the happiest of holidays. It looks totally fabulous!

  7. Prawn toast…thanks for the reminder…they were great. I hope you continue to enjoy your holiday! Great snaps! Next week’s optional prompt for #lifethisweek is 11/51 It’s MY Favourite. Denyse.

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