Monday, 29 December 2008
Sunday, 28 December 2008
Yesterday saw us all take a trip into Brisbane C.B.D. for a bit of a sight seeing tour and a couple of cheeky ones. We took the City Cat from Bulimba to South Bank then walked up through the park to the City Beach and then on towards the city stopping to take lunch in one of the many public houses and sink a CHEEKY ONE or TWO along the way. Well it would have been rude not to in these temeratures!!! We then strolled on through the C.B.D. back to the City Cat mooring on the other side of the city for a twenty minute sailing back to bulimba, but not before calling for another CHEEKY ONE or TWO. You may not believe it but we dropped Peter off at the North Lakes Tavern on route home, where he participated in his favourite sport of the CHEEKY MARATHON!
Saturday, 27 December 2008
After the annual drink fest that comes around every Christmas we found our selves in the post boxing day recovery position. Laid down on a sofa , T.V. buttons in one hand and recovery nibbles in the other with a good blast of air conditioning to cool us down. After many cat naps and various NON alcoholic drinks we started to feel a little better. Peter and Pauline returned around 7.30 after paying homage to one of the local R.S.L.s they like to frequent in time for a game of Taboo and a Portion of Singstar. I have to say if there are any game show producers out there, you could make a lot of money from the Peter Giles Taboo and Singstar Challenge, he had us all in stitches. It was just a shame that our other U.K. Singstar celebrities we'nt with us (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!) to complete the evening.
Friday, 26 December 2008
Boxing Day saw us visit our friends Mick & Julie for a boxing day party.
It was another fab sunny day. We arrived at their house and the kids went straight into the pool. Later in the evening the guys jumped in and played basket ball and the usual male games of trying to drown one another. Later the ladies went in the pool, fully clothed or partly clothed, but we all had a fantastic time.
Thursday, 25 December 2008
Well the day started early...thanks Will. William and Lauren opened their presents with the help of Buddie. Buddie had opened one of Andy's presents before we got downstairs!!!
We then went to Scarborough for breakfast on the beach, which again was a lovely way to start our Christmas day.
After a few hours at Scarborough, we headed back home and had a dip in the pool. We had some blow up dragons, where you had to sit on their backs and fight your oponent with blow up swords....if you could balance on them!!!! Andy and Lauren were the champions....Will and myself spent most of the time upside down in the water!!! The pool is also full of Vino...thanks to Mum, she kept falling off the lilo!!! what a laugh we all had.
We then all had lunch we ate prawns, chicken, Morton Bay Bugs, Steak, potatos, salad and the famous....Jennifer Esteve Trifle....
Early evening saw us walk down to our friends Duncan and Julies for a few more cold ones, a lovely end to a lovely day.
Merry Christmas Everyone xxxxx
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
This afternoon saw us all chill out up at the North Lakes Tavern with a welcome cold cheeky one or two with some old pomie friends. All the Christmas preparation is done and now its just a matter of waiting for the big red one to pop down our chimney or air conditioning duct, which ever is the most convenient. Due to popular demand, Christmas by the beach has been cancelled for breakfast on the beach and Christmas by the pool! We here in Oz hope you all have a super Christmas and a fantastic new year.
Saturday, 20 December 2008
The first day of the Christmas SUMMER!!! holidays saw us taking breakfast on the sea front at Scarborough with some of the friends we have made during the time we have been in Australia. It was a good turn out with around 25 people showing up. We find its the simple things like this that makes living in Oz so special, breakfast was followed by a game of touch and pass rugby which got a little sticky in the morning sun and so some of us decided to cool off with a swim in the ocean whilst others just sat taking in the superb views with a drink and catching up with whats been going on.
Sunday, 14 December 2008
After a slightly delayed start to today due to last nights Walowa Streets Christmas street party and the severe hangover that awaited me the following morning! the Mills and the Giles had a short trip to the Belverdier hotel on the front of Woodypoint beach. Mr. Giles was in fine form drinking copious amounts of XXXX bitter while Mr. Mills drank copious amounts of diet Coke. As per script the sun shone for our little outing. After a light lunch the Mills departed for a cool off in the pool whilst the Giles departed for the Scarborough RSL. one of many social clubs that they like to frequent on a regular basis. In fact they have asked Peter if he would consider being their President in 2009!!
Well Mum and Peter have been here a week already. They have joined all the RSL & League Clubs in the area and tasted quite a few of the beers!!!
We went to Bribie Island yesterday and had fun in the surf....and then a few beers in the surf club to cool down!!!
Later that night we had a street party. All the neighbours got together for a BBQ and yes....a few beers!!!
Today we had to trip to the Old Petrie Markets and then to Woody Point for a bite to eat....and a few more beers, then a dip in the pool.
The weather has been fantastic this weekend and we have again enjoyed a lovely weekend in the sun.
Friday, 5 December 2008
We have new visitors from England, GRANDMA and GRANDAD! Lauren and William were expecting a friend of ours from perth, Susanne. There faces were a picture when they realised that they had been set up as you can probably see. They are here for a month through Christmas so look out for future posts.
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