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Where'd I get up to?
Thursday night we had a whiskey tasting night. Nothing really stood out for me. Mostly because Neil didn't get any peaty whiskeys heh. The four Scottish ones were much the same (one was slightly rougher than the others). The Nikka was probably my favourite, just because of the hint of smoke. Early night and slept reasonably well.
Friday I got a bunch of cleanup work done, then left early and headed with the sweetie down to the coast. Stopped in Batemans Bay for dinner at KFC (bad move - they're even more inefficient than Belconnen and we took fifteen minutes to get our food!). Chilled out at the house, and I started a jigsaw.
Saturday I finished the first jigsaw and moved onto a second. Went to Myrtle Beach and even had a swim (well a wade really, I hadn't taken my glasses off and didn't want to lose them). It was cold, but not freezing. Couple of weirdos though - one meerkat and his wandering mate. Yeup. Saturday night we got pizzas from Steveo's. We got three, but really only needed one. Two tops - having some for breakfast we *still* brought home a full pizza! Then watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to see if it was as bad as we remembered. It was. And then some.
Today I finished the second jigsaw and decided to squeeze in a third while the sweetie did reading for uni. Then cleaned up and came home.
Almost hit two kangaroos - one on the way down on Friday night, and one on the way out to Myrtle Beach. The second one was panicking and actually slipped over on the road in front of us. We'd slowed right down though so it was all fine. The first one just bounced gently across the road in front of us but didn't do anything stoopid.
Tried to doze on the way home but didn't succeed.
I'm still sick with this damned cold. Stuffed up nose so haven't been able to breathe in days. I didn't feel like doing *anything* when I got home. So *blip* there goes another weekend with nothing achieved at home :( (I did manage to look at and geotag day 22 of the holiday though, so I guess that's *something*).
Saturday morning we packed up and joined the rest of Canberra in heading down the coast for the long weekend.
I started a jigsaw and other people just chilled and read and programmed etc.
For dinner we went to the Little Restaurant and Bar again for more delicious food. We couldn't get a seat inside because they were all booked out, but were able to book the outside bench. But that's cool, cause you know we're Canberrans and all and we're used to the cold.
Then spa til about 1am.
Sunday we'd been intending to go to the beach, but the sun never came out, so we didn't bother. Went for two separate walks to the shops (one to hack portals and another get some stuff to make pikelets (C had a craving)). In between I did jigsaw.
Dinner was pizza's from Stevo's (the Sandy Foot cafe had run out of dough! *gasp*). Oh my, Stevo's pizzas were insane! Huge, and *heaps* of cheese. Completely decadent and we mostly all stuffed ourselves silly. I had one and a half pieces and that was *plenty*! We ordered three large pizzas, but only ate two of them. Had a full pizza's worth leftover.
Then spa til after midnight.
This morning was just eating and packing up and cleaning, then came home.
Battled Sunday night depression, and then lost it when I dropped one of my corningware dishes onto the kitchen floor and it *smashed* :(:( But then watched a very moving docudrama on Hiroshima on Netflix. Did my washing, now time for bed.
Thursday night: after Wednesday night's insomnia I got to sleep quite quickly. But then I woke up at around 3am on Friday morning and never got back to sleep. Actually I lie. I got up at 6:15 and made up a potato bake, and went back to bed while it cooked, and got about half an hour more sleep.
Friday: got home, spent three quarters of an hour packing the car up, then headed down the coast. Arrived a bit after eight, fired up the spa, then realised the Sandy Foot pizza place closes at 8pm :( So had potato bake for dinner. Then went in the spa and stayed up entirely too late.
Saturday: had a very slow start. We might have all been a bit seedy. Well ok not all of us. D and F were suitably restrained and were only a bit tired heh. I cooked some bacon and eggs for brunch, then we headed up to Myrtle Beach for a swim. The water was nice and it was all very pleasant until we all got a bit out of our depth and then struggled to get back. I managed ok, but I could see how easy it would be to panic. Stu and C got a lot more stuck but were ok in the end. Had some bubbly and some fruit on the beach, then had another quick dip before heading back.
Went into Bateman's Bay for dinner - to the Little Restaurant and Bar. We'd been there before, and the food was just as good this time. I had a very nice wagyu steak. Went for a bit of a walk to walk off dinner, but ended up getting some ice cream for dessert. Went in the spa again, but didn't stay up as late.
Sunday: fairly early start. Headed out around 9:15 and headed down to Armand's Beach. But the weather closed in, so after a bit of a swim, we adjourned to shelter to have some bubbly and cheese (too cold for fruit). Headed back to the beach a bit later for another quick swim. Got some ice cream in Bermagui at the Gelati Clinic. Then headed back to the house. Chillaxed for a while, then ordered some pizzas for dinner. Then we danced for a while to C's music before getting in the spa. But after a long day we were pretty tired and were all in bed by 10pm. Silly really.
Monday: had a biggish breakfast of bacon, eggs, mushrooms and zucchini hash browns, then cleaned up the house then headed home. I got part way through unpacking and doing some washing, before heading up to Mount Rogers to kill a layered blue field (good for the step count though). Then a quiet evening just gathering ourselves.
Tuesday: back to reality. Downloaded all my photos, but haven't chosen any for the blog yet. This will probably get updated at some point in the future :)
But the most recent one: people that buy stuff on ebay that don't bother to contact you after a week, even after repeated emails to them. Or people that buy stuff on ebay, keep saying they'll be there "tomorrow" and then never turn up.
In other news.
I've been having more Christmas parties - a big work one that went late and was a lot of fun.
Then instead of a nice relaxing weekend, I had to deal with aforementioned sucky people, as well as lots of other people trying to coordinate pickups remotely at mum's. And this was down at the coast, without a computer, and I didn't have my ebay password and it was all a super huge stress. Really really didn't want to have to go away that weekend, but it was S&K's combined 40th and we've been terrible relatives this year so thought we'd better go. So had to go via the club, then headed down. Stayed at Dave's house (thanks Dave!) but just did some jigsaw while Stu collapsed, then we watched some Veronica Mars and had pizza for dinner. Didn't even bother with the spa. Next morning was the party, although it didn't really get going til we had to leave. Left there and headed straight to Sydney (we had to take two cars down the coast). Sigh.
Got to Sydney and didn't even get to dump my stuff - had to go straight to the new place to meet the uncles etc, then we went out for dinner which was quite nice.
Home, dealing with annoying ebay people, collapse. Didn't get to sleep til like 1am though :(
And then there was chaos in the city today which made things .. interesting ..
So last weekend (well really the weekend before.. sorry, I've been a slacker) we went down to Bermagui for the weekend. We had a slow start and left Saturday morning and didn't arrive till nearly 4pm.
Cheese!! I wanted to stop here and try cheese .. maybe next time..
A crappy photo of the Wallaga Lake bridge, which was recently used as a film set for Angelina Jolie's upcoming movie "Unbroken". The bridge is meant to be in Japan!
When we arrived at Bellbird Cottage B&B we got out of the car and it was all BELLBIRDS! They were peeping all around the bush and it was a lovely welcome!
The B&B is delightful. They only rent out one (very large) room and it's downstairs and has its own entrance, so it's very private and has a wonderful bush outlook.
I was sitting on the toilet for this photo.. :)
On the first evening they bring down a cheese platter as a welcome, so it was lovely to sit and nibble cheese and look at the bush and listen to the bellbirds.
We chillaxed for a while before heading out. Unfortunately we were a little too late for the seaside fair, so we had a wander around Sculpture on the Edge.
This was probably my favourite - it's made with the tops of milk bottles and old bicycle tyres and has solar powered strings of led lights mingled through. I would love to have seen these at night.
Wandered down to the wharf to find some dinner. The cafe was booked out, so we got some fish and chips from the outside servery.
It was about 7:45 at this point, and there were fireworks scheduled for 8:45. It was threatening to storm on us, so we went and found somewhere that we could park with a view of the fireworks. This is the spot we found.
The fireworks were actually really good for a small country town
Had a pretty good night's sleep.
In the morning they brought down a fabulous breakfast with a yummy variety of food. In fact there was so much food we couldn't finish it all, and I packaged up the leftovers for our lunch!
Then it was off to meet up with some people at the beach. It had been raining in the morning and it did look a little miserable to start with, but the weather cleared into quite a nice day.
Came back to Bellbird Cottage and chillaxed and listened to the birds and sipped some wine. Lovely!
Then we met up with J&H and D at Il Passagio down at the wharf for dinner.
A very nice salt and pepper squid
Polenta chips - crispy and yummy
Quite a nice steak
Good panna cotta
The next morning was another amazing breakfast
Saying goodbye to Bellbird Cottage - we hope to be back one day!
Went via the foreshore to hack some portals
Stopped by some cliffs and took photos of birds
Scratching himself on the wing?
Stopped at the rather green Blue Pool.
And headed home via Cooma.
Stu fell in love with this place overlooking a beautiful valley and across to Brown Mountain.
Fred Piper Memorial Lookout. On a clear day you can see the ocean.
Glider south of Canberra
Hume Solar Farm
And then we were home. A bit tired from what seemed like two days of travelling, but it was lovely weekend nonetheless.
So we were planning to go down the coast Friday night, but I was too worried about the fish. So we stayed home, cooled the house a little, iced up the tanks, and then went down Saturday morning.
We made a lot of little stops along the way - brunch, lunch and a stack of Ingress portal hacking. So it took us four hours to get there. Whoops.
There was a lot of smoke around Nelligen
Clyde River Bridge at Batemans Bay
Pelicans on the Clyde
I love how the pelicans sit on the light posts in Batemans Bay
Whatchu looking at?
Bird poop anyone?
I settled in with a jigsaw while the sweetie gathered himself, then we went up to Myrtle Beach. It was a bit too crowded on the main beach for our liking, so we went further down to the next beach. There was a lot of seaweed there which was a bit annoying, but it was a lovely swim.
Grasshopper .. taken with my iPhone!
I love the walk to/from Myrtle Beach
Came back and did some jigsaw, then got pizza for dinner. Watched an episode of Buffy, then went in the spa.
Medium meatlovers, small puttanesca, small ham and pineapple
Yellow moon (handheld dodgy shot)
Had a pretty good nights' sleep. Best all week in fact. Being a heap cooler will do that.
This morning I finished the jigsaw, cooked us some bacon and eggs for breakfast, then we packed up and came home (via a few more portals).
Railcar at Bungendore station
So a fairly short trip this time, but very nice nonetheless. Sadly we didn't get to meet the mythical Alice. Maybe next time.
Also thanks heaps to Doc for taking care of the fish on Saturday for us.
This afternoon I sorted some photos (and a side note: challenge accepted), debugged the pool, had dinner and watched some Sherlock.
Went to the coast on Friday night for the weekend.
Saturday was lovely. Walked (ran) the dog, did a jigsaw, went for a swim at Myrtle Beach (swimming in the ocean in late May - unheard of right??) and watched the moonrise.
As for the rest of the weekend, probably the less said about that the better.
Stu had a pork croquette dish off the specials board.