On Friday night I met Michelle C* in Newtown for dinner, we went to a Thai restaurant and enjoyed a nice bottle of wine with our tasty meal. We had a good time and still get along well.
After dinner we walked down King Street to Jeff’s apartment. Jeff is a guy with whom we went to uni, and we were in Newtown for his birthday party. It was a different experience for me, stepping into a room full of people I had not seen for five to ten years. I soon got over it though, the wine was flowing and it was like I never left. I say that I hadn’t seen them but actually I saw many of them at Michelle’s house about a month ago for her birthday party. It was still weird though.
I got to have a bit of a chat with Gareth and Joan, two of Michelle’s good friends, and they are both good value. Gareth and I went on a mission with (name?) and stopped of at the Sandringham for a quick one. It was the first time I had ever been in that famous venue, and it was seedy as hell. We had fun.
One of the highlights of the night was when K** performed a drunken striptease for the boys, quite a show although it was spoiled a bit when she knocked a glass of wine onto me whilst jumping on the lounge. I had a good time at the party and would be happy to see these folks again.
I had quite a fun cab ride home and didn’t get to sleep until after 5:30. A big night.
Saturday I got a cab to pick up my car from Kirribilli, intending to go to Maisys for breakfast. The cab driver convinced me otherwise and he took us to Chinatown instead and we had yum cha at East Ocean. Tasty, and we had salt & pepper whitebait which was a new dish for me.
When I got home I managed to catch a few hours of sleep before heading over to Adam and Bits’ for dinner, a tasty risotto cooked by Jem – the same one he “taught” me to make in London. He is a good cook. Everyone except Ads and I drove to the Burdekin but we took a ferry to the Quay then a bus to Oxford Street. The occasion was the welcome back party for Mel and Jem, who have returned after 2+ years in South America, London and Africa. They are in Sydney for one week and then they move to Melbourne.
Another night with old friends. It was great to see Mel and Jem, of course, but I have stayed with them in London for four weeks all up in the last year and we went on a road trip through Europe three months ago so we weren’t complete strangers. I was also happy to see Cath and Justin, Jane and Mark and all of the other friends who came along. Melvin and Mark managed to make it in at about 11PM and Jem and Melvin soon became fast friends. Justin, always the networker, introduced me to a few people who need the kind of services that I provide. So the night was fun and productive.
I took a cab home and chatted to Breigh on MSN for a while before getting to sleep.
Sunday I slept all day. Literally. I didn’t leave my bed.
A good weekend, quite a contrast to the week leading up to it. Happy times.
*not my sister
**name obscured to protect the guilty.