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.
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Its been a month since we last updated the blog and for a moment I did not think we had been up to much through May until I had a quick flick through the photo's and it turns out we did quite a bit really.
The start of the month saw us celebrating Adies birthday with dinner at the local Tavern on the Wednesday night with the kids then a return trip on the Saturday for drinks with a more adult collection of friends,I use the word adult very loosely. We had a great night with Adrienne and Niel a.k.a.Kiki Dee and Elton John getting up for a song on the Karaoke thanks several to Vodka and limes.
The same Saturday afternoon me and Niel took the boys fishing off Woody Point pier
The following weekend me and Adie headed down the Gold Coast for the weekend and left the kids at home to look after Becky and Ian!!
With tropical storms coming down from the North, the Gold Coasts beaches were left smashed and so all the beaches were closed. With no beach to sunbath on our only other options were the pubs and restaurants including a trip to one of my favourites, Hooters. The Gold Coast is a fantastic place to visit with something happening round every corner. We had a fab time even though the weather did its best to spoil it for us. Thank you Becky and Ian for having Loz and Will.
We also had a visitor this month with the arrival of Andy 'Rammo' Ramsden, my old school and footballing buddy. Rammo is the only person to come to Australia from the U.K. on holiday for a week!! Although he was only here a week he certainly crammed in the site seeing to say the least, including a visit to Montville, Malany, Mapleton, Mooloolaba and Australia Zoo in one day and was still back in North Lakes by 3.00 pm in time for our after works drinks!! It would take most normal people 3 days to visit those places.
Last Saturday we paid a visit to Niel and Claire's for their house warming, another night of alcohol fuelled fun and festivities. They have built there lovely new home about a mile away from us on North Lakes, we were just glad we booked a taxi to get home as I think we would still be walking home now thanks to the liqueur consumption.
With Becky and Ian staying over at ours that night the drinks started to flow again once we got home with flaming Sambuccas being the drink of choice, some people just don't know when they have had enough. Well some people do don't they Becks!!! Its when you have to run to the toilet to chuck up. LOL
No real damage though as she couldn't remember anything about it the next morning.
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