Tuesday, 6 October 2009
This weekend saw us set out on our first Aussie Outback adventure. A camping trip up to Rainbow Beach. The journey should take around 2 to 3 hours of pleasant driving and is just a case driving North up the Sunshine Coast. That is of course unless you listen to your Tom Tom, in which case around 5 hours seems to be the average time.
For some bizarre reason the Tom Tom seems to think that its a much better idea to take the Cooloola Way, a track that is only passable by a team of Sherpa's, a heard of donkeys, or a crack squadron of highly trained S.A.S. officers.
Its all very pleasant and I suppose a little exciting to do a little off roading but this was very extreme and quite scary. We didn't know it when we turned into Cooloola Way that it was not only bearly passable, but also 50 Klm's long!
We were almost half way though the road with no where to turn back when we had a blow out. Being English we had not thought about the chance of a puncture or the the spare tyre may not be blown up or that we may not even have a jack or a spanner to change the wheel. Fortunately at least we had a signal on our mobile phone to call the R.A.C.Q. Errrm. actually we didn't have that either!!!
After clearing all the back of the car out to get to the spare wheel we lifted the carpet that covered the spare and................ oh no!! It wasn't there. After a couple of seconds of panic I realised it was bolted on the rear door. Fortunately we managed to change the wheel and get on with our journey to Rainbow Beach.
Before heading to camp we stopped to get the tyre repaired, by the time we got to camp we only had about an hour of day light to get a tent we had never even got out of the box up. Fortunately for us we managed to do it in time and saved us having to sleep under the stars.
Saturday was good though with a trip to Tin Can Bay after a camp breakfast for Lauren, William and Adrienne to feed the Dolphins. They loved it with Lauren ticking off one of her life long ambitions. We spent the afternoon chillaxing on the beautiful Rainbow Beach. We really are so lucky.
The kids had dinner on the strip while me and Adrienne had dinner in the surf club. If the meal had been as good as the view it would have been acceptable in London's very own Ivy. Unfortunately it would not have been acceptable served in a transport cafe. With my favourite French onion soup coming straight out of a packet. Never mind, the day and the view from our table was to die for. Oh its an hard life you know
Jackie one of our friends celebrated her 40th birthday with a bit of a bash. We had to dress as a J or a W (her initials). Andy was Indiana Jones, Lauren was a Junkie/Whore!!!, I was a cross between Joan and Jackie Collins!!! Willam didn't want to go!!! It was a good night, full of Jordans, Witches, Jockeys, etc.
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
Well we visited to Mckenzies for a bit of a do. Ians sister Caroline and her husband Phil were visiting, so the BBQ was lit and the stubbies openend. We had a great afternoon and evening........Mr McK was not in a very good state the next day!!!! need we say more!!!!!
Well its been a while since we posted and must apologise for that. Well it looks like we are coming out of winter, missed Spring, and the Summer is here....the weather has been in the high 30's for the past week. No doubt it will change and Spring will be making an appearance but must say its been lovely.
We had the annual EKKA day holiday on August 8th and we had a trip to Maroochydore, had a lovely lunch, a walk and a few cheeky ones before we headed back home.
Monday, 13 July 2009
Last week saw a Mexican feel at the Walowa Street residence. What started as a quite night with a couple of friends soon turned into a Mexican revolution. The evening began with some sizzling Fajitas and one or two coldies. Before we knew it we were all under the influence after consuming various shooters. Cock Sucking Cowboys being the shooter of choice.
By midnight it was all too late and our guests were all in various advanced states of drunkenness.
If Saturday was a night of frivolity then Sunday was a day of recovery as we all had very large hangovers. Oh well, never again!!
Friday, 26 June 2009
Its been a bit (LOT) wet in Brizvegas over the last couple of weekends and as most leisure facilities here are outside we have had to resort to the U.K. way of life again over the weekend. This included hitting the Chermside shopping centre, which incidentally is the largest in the southern hemisphere. And still no Next!! and then on to the bowling centre with Becky, Ian and Megan.
We had a couple of games with Mr. hand eye co-ordination McKenzie winning the first game and Mr. one eye no co-ordination getting beat by the ladies and just managing to beat Megan. And although reminding me on numerous times that I was beaten by the GIRLS, Ian celebrated like a true champion and got another round of beers in.
The second game was a little different though and Mr. Mc struggled to hold the mantle of defending champion, so much so that on one approach to the lane he collapsed in a heap, much to the amusement of all our party and all the other bowlers each side of us.
As the game progressed the competitive streak was begging to show in the pair of us as we each went pin for pin. On our last throws I found myself leading by four. Mr. Mc, the defending champion took to the lane to throw down a superb spare, I then followed knowing nothing less than a spare would do.
Like Sunderland v Leeds, like Wimbledon v Liverpool, like David v Goliath, like Richard Dunn v Ali....... erm no forget the last one! I managed to pull the rabbit out of the bag and hit a strike. Game over....
Unfortunately as you can see Mr. Mc. was not as gracious in defeat as he was as champion. And I thought it only fair to let him know that he was beaten by the bloke that was beaten by the GIRLS!!!!
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Well this week started off with a bit of a cold snap. Wednesday night saw us all going to bed wrapped up in PJ's, tee-shirts, socks and extra blankets, during the night the temp got down to 7 degrees....chilly. During the day it was back up to 20 degrees, its so odd, wearing shorts during the day and flanelette PJ's at night.
We are all down with sneezes and runny noses at the moment, but this did not stop us from celebrating "Rob's leaving for England for 3 weeks party". We headed off to Rob and Gails for a sausage sizzle and then partied the night away and had a great night as usual. Rob had installed a new toy in their bar....a pole!!! so we had great fun trying to pole dance!!!
We again visited Morgans for fish and chips on Sunday for a hangover recovery meal...it again was very nice. We took good old Sarsons vinigar and some pickled onions with us and sat in the sunshine, what a lovely way to soak up the booze residue in our systems.
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