I’ve been very slack with logs lately…been too busy at work, and then couldn’t be bothered on the weekends…
have had a great social time over the past month! April recap following:
Good Friday – Celebrated Davo’s birthday in the usual style. Went to really bad restaurant (Cine in Fox Studios), and really lame movie (Starsky and Hutch). The tradition continues! think he liked his pressies though, and my card was apparently the best ð
Easter Saturday – Shopping, lunch and coffee with Josie (and Brad briefly). Lots of fun – haven’t done that in AGES. Saw Dave Clarke and Funk D’Void at Space. Absolutely loved Funk D’Void, which was a nice surprise, ’cause I really didn’t when I saw him in Melbourne a few years ago. Dave Clarke was pretty good, but I don’t think he can surpass the time I saw him at Godskitchen. Was great catching up with lots of friends, some of who I hadn’t seen in quite a while.
Easter Sunday – arrived home after Space and swapped Easter Eggs. Yum! Slept most of the day, then had Hot Cross Buns. Had to do work at night. Grrr…
Easter Monday – had to cancel relo bash due to work. Further grrr… Dad, Ros, Chris and Phillip came over for 10 minutes, before heading to the relo bash, so we swapped eggs and Easter Show bags. Would much prefer to spend day with relo’s than doing work.
Saturday 17th April – Spent the morning at my hairdressers, getting coloured, and trying to fend off her kids (I was suffering from food poisoning from the previous night, so loud noise killed me!). Dinner with Davo, Lisa and Ant at a Spanish Restaurant in Crows Nest called “No Way Jose”. The name says it all. After an entree was spilled over me, the evening was loads of fun, including burnt paella, and steak that was burnt on the outside and raw on the inside. I was lucky I had something bland (didn’t want to risk the food poisoning again). Went and had gelato afterwards, and that was better than the whole Spanish experience combined!
Sunday 19th April – Lunch with Sam and Glen at Bondi Tratt. Was great to see them – last time was in London in October, so it was great to catch up again with them and a few of their friends. We continued with the bad food experience (I swear I was jinxed wherever I went that weekend), with food arriving so late, and staff not being so helpful. Then we went for a lovely walk around Bondi, before heading to Icebergs for a few drinks. It’s really nice in there. Glen was remembered by a few of the locals – Bondi is such a small world! I hope they come back again soon, or I suspect it will be late next year before I catch up with them properly again.
Tuesday 21st April – Dinner with Monica. YAY! Back here for the first time since she left in August, and since I saw her in Belfast in October. Went to “The Library” restaurant in the Exchange Hotel at Balmain. Excellent company, food and service. The jinx was gone (well, hopefully)! Got to catch up which was excellent, and planned a few more times over the next week of her being here. Monica was suffering from jetlag, so we had an early night. And I needed it! The next week was hectic and lots of fun ð
Friday 23rd April – Drinks and Dinner with Monica, Jenny and Maria, with Paul popping in towards the end. Went to Cargo Bar for drinks, then off to Wagamama for dinner, and then to Bungalow 8 for more drinks. Those bars were not our cup of tea! We were all dying for a nice place to drink, where you could actually talk to each other, but the music was ridiculously loud in both places. Too many w*nkers in those places, so we didn’t stay for long. Hanging out with friends was the best part of the night ð Paul was very drunk when he arrived, and got more so. He scared me more than my friends, I think! At the end of the night, we all wanted to find a place to have a coffee, but Wharf 8 has nowhere like that, well, not that we could see, so another early night!
Saturday 24th April – Spent lots of time with Monica ð Went to Bad Manners and had breakfast, and off to Glebe Markets. I found some more great rings (Monica is lots of luck when it comes to shopping – I always find something I want when shopping together), and Monica found some great clothes. I don’t think Belfast has such a great selection. This was followed by tea at a cafe down from Bad Manners. Afterwards, I went off to the city to do some present shopping, and then ventured home. I basically had to get ready very quickly, and then Davo and I were off to Monica’s parents’ place for a BBQ. Lots of fun! Rowena, Charles and Linda were there, amongst some other friends of Monica’s. Was a great (but cold!) night. I think Monica has gotten used to Belfast weather, as she wasn’t freezing ð Monica’s friend drove us home, which was great, but then we forgot the car parked at the station. Didn’t realise until the next day, as we were heading out to the movies!
Sunday 25th April – Went to see “Kill Bill 2”. Was excellent! I enjoyed “Kill Bill 1” heaps, so was glad that 2 was just as good. This was followed by Nadia’s 30th Birthday party at the Hollywood. Had lots of fun. I got to DJ which was fun, playing 80s music. Duran Duran, and more Duran Duran ð Saw someone I hadn’t seen in years, so that was interesting! Great cocktails, but I had to drive, so I didn’t get to drink enough!
Anzac Day – Had to do work. Grrr again. So there went my holiday. What I REALLY hate is that budgets at work always coincide with April, which is the month with most public holidays. So far this month, I have had to do work during each set of public holidays. I can’t wait until the budget process is over – at the end of MAY!
Tuesday 27th April – My last dinner with Monica. This time we went to Manjit’s Indian restaurant in Balmain, and then to a cafe much further down the road for dessert. Food was excellent this time, and I was so glad I got to see her one more time before she went. I can’t believe I’m writing this now, and Monica’s been gone for 2 weeks. I’m looking forward to Christmas, and her coming back for another holiday. I have to make sure she comes back! I know, I’ll just keep reminding her of how good the weather will be ð ð
Friday 30th April – Dinner with Davo, Lisa, Ant and Matt at The Heritage in The Rocks. Finally, we get to eat and drink at a place that is good! The place is massive – a lot bigger than you would guess from the outside. Food and service were excellent. Prawns for entree, mussels for main, Belgian mousse for dessert. Very loud and very fun! Wanna go back there again ð