Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Our recent trip home to Brizzy has made me homesick for the first time since being in Melbourne. We just had the most amazing time! Well, I did at least. Hubsband wasn't feeling 100% but he made the most of it. Where do I start??
We arrived in Brisbane at 11pm and had to adjust to the 1 hour time difference. After a port/cuppa/glass of wine with Mum and Dad, we were off to bed. We had a lovely morning setting up at Nanny and Grandpa's and Grandpa's 90th birthday party kicked off around midday. It was raging! Well, as much as a 90th birthday party can be! We had a lovely afternoon and got to catch up with family and friends and got stuck in to some Amarula Cream which was just lovely. As you can imagine, there was plenty of food and mountains of desserts. We left around 6pm feeling full and primed for our next "event".
In preparation for our visit, I sent word via the internet that we would be at our old local from about 6:30pm for anyone keen to catch up. I had a few replies so we were expecting a fairly quiet night with a few friends and a few beers. What we got was something entirely different, unexpected, and so very much appreciated. About 20 of our friends rocked up to the pub and we were there drinking beer (and Cosmos!!) catching up and taking VERY silly photos til after midnight! I was truly touched that so many of our friends made such a great effort to not only come out, but to stay til the end! (some even stayed longer than we did!) Hubs and I had to call it quits after midnight. We were utterly exhausted, and we still had 1 more party to go to for the weekend!
Mum celebrated her birthday on Sunday and my bro's gf (let's call her Kturtle) and I decided that something special needed to be done. Since I'm in Melbourne, Kturtle ended up doing ALL the work, but I know that it was a labour of love. You see, the thing about my Mum is that she does SO much for everyone else and expects nothing in return. So it's nice to show her every now and then how much she is appreciated. I'm going to do a separate post about Mum's birthday brekky, as there is just too much to show and tell!
Hubs and I arrived back at our doorstep at 9pm Sunday, happily exhausted after a fabulous trip home. And here's what we have to show for it:
Nanny and Grandpa (check out the size of those cakes Mum made!!!)
The girls after beers, wines and cocktails!
The boys after beers, beers and beers!
Hubs is so pretty...
Sharing's caring! Especially when it comes to Cosmopolitans!