WOW, what a day I had. I would go as far as saying it's the best day skiing I have had in Oz for years and years. it was so good to ski runs like Olympic that are usually closed and 2 runs I've always been a bit too chicken to ski - Chance and Rock Gardens
Dinner and drinks with the crew at the Brumby bar.....
We're off to the snow this weekend for our 2nd and last ski weekend, this week has seen over 1m of snow, which is just insane for Oz. The quality is reported to be the best most of our friends who are down there have seen in Australia for over a decade. Cannot wait for tomorrow!
meanwhile, Nutmeg is helping with some washing......
Playing with her green bag, it's hers now and we find it around the house in various places. She loves it when we drag her around on it, or she jumps in and we pick her up and walk around with her in it. nice to be home :)
More training sessions today, locked in a windowless room except to walk outside to McDonalds (only option) for lunch. next to the training location is the XXXX factory (a really horrible QLD beer) and it smelled just awful, kind of like animal urine to be honest, yuck!
Off to brisbane for work today, flying QANTAS for a change, was quite strange to get free food and drinks, though it's only an hour flight and turbulence meant service was limited. Free TV was nice to stare at for a while.
Very busy day, but a lovely dinner with a colleague and her husband at a Turkish place close to my hotel, so full but it was just gorgeous food
We headed to yum cha and got there too early for the trolleys meaning we had to order from a paper menu which dumplings we wanted and how many trays.... after the piece of paper went around the table once we put our order in (no one double checked what or how much we were ordering) and we ended up with this......
NB: all the plates under the steamer baskets had held various other dishes and some plates had already been cleared. Then 2 more waiters arrived with more, the same amount again, in between fits of laughter we had to say we couldn't eat it, could they take it away. I haven't laughed so much for a very long time, just the best night and morning for ages.
I've reverted to my TZ1 for today's photo in case I lose the camera while out!
I managed to vote and leave enough time to do a few things and get into the city by 1pm, phew! We're in a new electorate so I wasn't sure where to vote ie which place would be the quickest, turned out there were 30-45min lines everywhere, yuck, first lines I've ever encountered in order to vote.
Today is a good friends Hen's party and we're all meeting in the city and staying over night at some serviced apartments.
and some very late night hand held shots of the famous coke sign at Kings Cross which we could see from our 55th floor room.
A big sleep in was the call of the day and some relaxation doing almost nothing. the middle of the day brought a totally out of the blue hail storm which had nutmeg very curious, then within an hour back to blue skies and sunshine.
Firstly off to my hairdresser with mum and Jussie for a trial of our hair for the wedding, then off to try on my dress and her dress then back to mum and dad's for jussie's birthday dinner.
Happy birthday to one of my sisters, 21 again today ;)
We celebrated at the Winston, a local pub and I couldn't believe how much it had changed since I was at high school. The renovations are really well done, it's owned by the same group that own the Oaks, so the menu is good too.
Is it Richie Benaud day... 222.... (hopefully someone gets the joke, youtube him if you don't)
So it's monday again all to quickly. some sunshine today was nice after such a great weekend and I spotted these gum tree blossoms not far from the office, after a little walk to a nearby plant nursery which backs onto national park.
Off to the Dark side today aka Thredbo. The snow divide is akin to the Ford v Holden, or Melbourne v Sydney, though we all know who wins the latter ;)
So brendan is a thredbo skier and I'm a Perisher girl, as are the majority of my friends. Despite that I was looking forward to skiing Thredbo as I needed a new challenge, even if that was just new terrain.
Some sights from around the mountain today....
Merrits lunch spot (though we only had morning tea here)
Guys on a bucks day
L to R
Leader of the opposition and Prime Minister (ok, so their faces have been used, it's not really them, very funny though!)
Our rug is copping a beating from Nutty's random clawing attempts. She only does it on the very edge of the rug on one side and we're not too worried as it was a pretty cheap rug in the scheme of things. It is frustrating to come home and find bits of orange and white wool everywhere around the house though, and I mean everywhere!