Practicing bringing her ams up and over, below. She nailed it and actually started swimming. Amazing. Ollie even made her a certificate at home, bless him!
Not quite certain what’s happening below. I think she’s a tiger or something, but why doing this at the sides of a swimming pool and mid lesson is beyond me. Funny girl!
Here she is again. Point the hands up and then swim with hands in front and head in water. She did it first time. So well done Amy, and thanks Linda – clearly an amazing teacher.
Here she goes look. She’s actually doing front crawl here. Go Amy Go Amy Go Amy.
Next stop off to our great mate’s Dani and SImon for an Australia Day BBQ.
Mwah, here’s Eddo and Mary. Nice snap.
Our host Simon with his mate. Now notice the shadow of Simon. It was SO SO SO hot. Absolutely boiling. YOu could not stand on the floor barefoot type hot. Cooking, it really was. But also a beautiful day. Kids in pool and all that. Lovely!
A very happy couple below enjoying a great party.
I even took along my Asian Brussel Sprouts which seemingly went down a storm, with a massive bowl being completely consumed and being asked for the recipe.
Leave party early to get to home, a quick change in to smart gear and off to The Fullerton Hotel and Post Bar. Tabitha Quiz & Auction night with my mate Reevey. Table of 8 for us (well 9 as Eddo came along too), with Ged & Sue and Terry & Mechelle.
What a giggle.
We were pretty rubbish though.
Way too much alcohol consumed of course, which caused me to bid and win some wine and a framed Everton football shirt for my mate Eddo.
Here we all are.
Come on its a quiz night.
So the thinkers!
The “light goes on” moment”!
“I’m sure I know this answer” moment!
Now to Sunday and a day of showing Eddo our “local” stuff.
So off for a Chinese foot massage and some hawker fair.
I absolutely did this on purpose as Eddo has a thing for feet. Well not a thing, he basically hates anything to do with them. In fact at the boiling hot BBQ the day before he still kept his socks on – class act my friend! Class act!
So here we go to our local massage place, and I have to say one if not the funniest massages of all time. The guy doing Eddo kept telling him of his worn out kidney, liver and lungs. It was hysterical.
Just look at Eddo’s face. Do you think he was enjoying it…? NOT!!!! Ha Ha!
Come on son, grin and bear it.
Hold on a minute, I think he’s passed out from the pain!
And in reverse.
I actually took this picture though because her leotard is a little small now and it rode up her bum, exposing all her knickers. One to look back at when you are a little older hun.
Ollie showing off this MECCA.
It is just awesome. Not 100% open yet, with about 50% of the hawkers still to start cooking and serving but what was there – dear me.
Check the location too. Amazing airy views of the city and/or the river.
This was our first dish. Man oh man this chicken was heavenly. See it is cooked on proper BBQ charcoal. It was simply delicious, crispy and smoky. This did not last long on the plates.
It’s just beautiful isn’t it.
I love hawkers and food courts, as you all know, but this one os a doozy! It’s almost like a hawker in a garden, well actually that is exactly what it is.
Eddo we’re taking you here pal – and of course Mum, Miz and Yuko and anyone else that comes to visit.
We sat ourselves out the back-side – this is the view from the table. You can imagine what this looked like at night when dark and the lights came on. Oh yes!
The gang eagerly awaiting food food food. They were not disappointed.
Kai Lan with garlic, steamed and served with a wonderful sauce.
Skate wing with sambal, divine.
Jumbo prawns BBQ and served with sambal – OMG.
Satay that was to die for.
Seafood fried rice, smoky and just delicious.
And the chicken wings of course.
Is that a beer I spy on the table – I’ll get to that.
Hold on a second!
What’s this, have we left the hawker and gone to a trendy bar and bistro.
No friends. This is in the bloody hawker.
Yes there is a bar in the hawker that stays open til midnight. Cold jugs of beer for 17 bucks, bloody amazing. It is REALLY nice.
And get this. One of the yet to open hawker stands is only a Turkish Kebab joint. Yes I can go to a hawker just over the water from where I live and get a doner kebab and a beer. I am truly in heaven.
We have committed to visit this place frequently as you can imagine. For me that could be every night of the week ha ha!
This is the view from the bloody toilet of all places.
Couldn’t resist a snap, it’s just so so beautiful.
Night now drawing in and the lights come on. It’s just so dammed pretty.
You HAVE to try this place.
A little fun on the way back with the kids splashing in the fountains
I know you were waiting for it and here it is…
Oh yeah and a walk past this sort of thing.