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?