I went to Melbourne on the weekend, only overnight on Saturday. I went to see my dear friend Fi, who turned 40....back in May.
I meant to visit for longer, but I got a bit muddled on-line when I was booking, and ended up with the wrong weekend, and one night instead of two.
The point was, however, as we agreed, that I got there in the end.
Fi has been my friend for 21 years, and as I like to point out to her, she will always be one year older than me.
I think people sum us up as opposites, but we actually have more similarities than differences. One difference, however, is that Fi is less of a home-body than me.
She used to have a little apartment in St Kilda. She'd been there for quite some time when some friends came to visit. They were looking at her things still in boxes (including clothes I believe), just like a real life Holly Golightly, and at the mantle used only for shoes and perfume. 'I thought you'd been here a couple of years?', they said. 'I have.' she replied.
Now Fi has her own house.
Saturday morning we headed down to Hausfrau in Albert Park for a snack before lunch! I snapped the pretty kitchen dresser like a good blogger.
Saturday night we got stuck into the Whisky Sours at the Tile Market (yes, a tile shop by day, bar by night). P & K even stopped by so I could see Mary Agnes. The lovely Uraguayan lady who owned the bar let her come inside, which was very civilised. While I caught up with P & K, Mary sat on the floor beside a lady eating dinner, steadily being slipped tidbits and loving every minute of it - both of them. This is Mary. I'd just told her about my faux pas booking the flight, which she found hilarious.
And this snap is just a run-of-the-mill streetscape in Albert Park. She's a very pretty town.
I haven't been able to blog in the past couple of weeks because I've been so busy, working three days a week and then doing a lot of freelance work in any spare time I have. It all seems a bit calmer now.
I've also got myself a new camera so I can get right back in the saddle again! I shall be taking quite a few happy snaps tomorrow!