After visiting my syndicators (and yes, they have real offices, and staff, and they plied us with Chocolate Mousse Cake!) we drove down to look for Enderley Avenue, where my hubby's Nanna used to live. When she was living at Surfers Paradise, there were no high-rise buildings, no apartment blocks, no casinos... just little comfortable beach houses, a few schools, and the local shops. Hubby spent a few months living at Nanna's, 2 blocks from the beach, when he was very little (late 1960s). We knew the house wouldn't be there any more - and it wasn't!
These were some stunning flowers growing at our host's home - don't know the name, but they were worth capturing for all eternity (well, this Blog, at least!).
On Saturday we went to Rydges South Bank for one night - 9th floor no less (the night view is from our balcony), and walked to GoMA (Gallery of Modern Art) which has recently opened (it's next to the State Library). The building was wonderful, but the collection was patchy... some really brilliant work, and some very 'You've got to be joking' art. I was thrilled to see this work by Rosalie Gascoigne - an artist my parents knew well when they (and she) were younger, and who I've met. She has been an inspirational person in my life, as well as a brilliant artist!
We had a wonderful dinner at The Point restaurant. I had king prawns and scallops with a delicious sauce, a rocket, apple, walnut and bleu cheese salad, and a banana and mango tarte Tatin with rum and raisin ice cream. Delish!! We were seated upstairs, and the red glass panels, candles, warm summer night, and lovely company of my dear hubby made for a wonderful night :)
The experience was only marred by one older
Anyway, enough about some stupid man. The evening was delightful.
And here is your obligatory Lulu photo - I discovered that she'd got out on to the balcony the next morning (I still don't know how she opened the rather heavy glass door - perhaps she bribed someone?), and caught her looking down into the street and clearly plotting something. She hadn't been allowed to come out with us for the past few days, and I think she was about to take her revenge....