Melbourne: a 30th, a new baby & a new house

I had a whirlwind four days in Melbourne over the weekend.

I flew in Friday morning and was unfortunately delayed an hour so couldn’t join my cousin, Calamity Jane, to put the sold sticker on her house.

I was straight into work for the afternoon and then over to Richmond for Nikita’s 30th. Nikita’s not much of a birthday person so I was excited to see she was having a celebration and booked my flights straight away. Her Mum flew in to surprise her too and we had a really nice evening in Brunswick, sipping brews in the outdoor area of an eclectic bar.

Saturday I met my very good friend’s new baby. Adam is probably my oldest friend and I was super excited to meet his and Sally’s first bubba, Bella Scarlet. Of course it was a nightmare to get there and I was later than expected (thanks Melb traffic + slow David Jones lady) but I made it and it was worth it a hundred times over. Bella is beautiful and they are happy and calm parents. We had brunch at Turtle Café, I got a couple of hugs then it was back to the city to meet Lisa!

Lisa and I pretty much went straight from the city to hers to meet Seren in Hawthorne. We made an epic cheese platter (I’m now in love with Goat’s brie – try it) and some bubbles. We rushed to get ready and make it to dinner on time, where of course we weren’t hungry!

Sophie and CJ met us for dinner at Bahari where we had fresh greek-ish food and bubbles. Afterwards we hit Richmond, bar hopping around and feeling much older than when I last lived and went out there!

Sunday was a quieter affair, we had dumplings at Din Tai Fung, followed by some of the most delicious sorbet in choc almond wafer cone. We shopped but unfortunately bought nothing – always the way, when you want to buy something you can’t find anything and when you don’t, you want everything! We gave up and went for a pedicure.

We ditched our dinner plans for a night in front of the TV with movies and Vietnamese takeaway. Seren and CJ joined us to watch Magic Mike XXL and … well I think we are going to Vegas to watch the show. Coz… Channing Tatum.

Today it was back to work (which took forever thanks to a Taxi protest), smash out some work and back on the plane with no time to spare.

Now we land and I go for a massage to relax…. Happy Vday to me, from me!

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