training wheels

Okay, so I’ve got a few things to re-learn about this blogging jag. Like posting with some kind of, y’know, regularity…

It’s been a good couple of weeks with lots of socialising. Some highlights:

– Getting a surprise lunchtime visit from ex-flatmate Mai and her partner Tim last Saturday. Catching up over fine tapas at a balcony restaurant overlooking Cronulla beach, enjoying the afternoon sun on that glorious day.

– Revisiting that same restaurant on Tuesday night with Joel – much quieter mid-week, but the food is just as good. Too many drinks afterwards with Joel and the guy she’s currently seeing followed, but it was still a good night!

– Dinner with James in Surry Hills on Thursday, at stalwart Thai restaurant Prasit’s on Crown St. When this place opened all those years ago it was a relative pioneer, offering a more refined level of food than was usually found in thai joints of the time. These days it’s more middle-of-the-road both in style and price, but the quality of the food remains excellent. As always we had great conversation and swapping of travel plans over a nice Italian pinot grigio (not so much for me, though as I was driving. Pity about the outrageous parking ticket I got afterwards).

– Flying to Melbourne yesterday for very close friend Katie’s 30th birthday party. And what a party! I’ve never before been to a private event which featured live music from half a dozen different acts, an acrobatic performance, and at midnight a very special burlesque solo dance for Katie performed by Kate (the woman who brought me and Katie together some years ago). Everyone had a great time, I chatted to several different people about a huge range of subjects and almost noone got drunk. Wow, it is possible…

– Visiting Wayne (my late stepfather’s brother) and his family in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne before the party, including his daughter Cherie whom I haven’t seen for years.

I’m currently at the airport waiting for the flight home, and am almost ready to face the new week ahead…

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