Roadtips and Weddings

Beware of Koalas and... Unicorns?

Beware of Koalas and… Unicorns?

Had a busy week! On Monday 4 Feb i finally got my luggage and went into the city with Karen using the bus. Brisbane really has its shit togethor regarding public transport, on one highway there is a seperate bus lane that runs parralel to the road so there are no buses clogging up the main roads. The jetlag eventually hit me after two days of feeling fine, and i had woken up feeling like i had been flattened by a bus. In the city we looked around a few malls and got cheap sushi for lunch, and headed to a district called Paddington to pick up a friends car. Paddington reminded me of Florida Road in Durban, super bohemian with alternative shops everywhere and a dotting of hippies. We picked up the car and went to meet Caitlin and Leigh to do some wedding shopping and went home. On Tuesday Karen and I went on a road trip up the Sunshine Coast and did a spot of exploration – we found the famous big pineapple and Australia Zoo, and visited a small village called Montville which was very olde worlde with little shops and pensioners everywhere. I really enjoyed our car journey, we had some good Aunt-Neice bonding, and i learnt more about Karens student days and what her and I dad got up to before my brothers and i were born. I am so grateful that my family all get along and we are so close.
Wednesday was spent running errands for the wedding and on Thursday we spent most of the day setting up the venue for the wedding on Friday. The venue was in a family friend’s back garden which was massive. The wedding on Friday was magnificent, such a laid back casual do. The grooms party wore boardshorts and flip flops(thongs lol) while the bridesmaids were glammed up in the full wedding regalia with professional hair + make up and a long gown. After the ceremony we partied HARD. There were two cocktail slushie mashines with homebrewed vodka in it – a whole 6 days later i still cannot stomach the thought of mango or passionfruit. Shudder. The band were excellent, they were set up on the pool deck with the dancefloor beneath it. It was amazing to party under the stars in the warm air. Unfortunately i dont have many memories from that night, so lets skim to the next day. Saturday and Sunday were pretty much written off as we spent them recovering and tidying up. Hand on heart i can say that that was the best wedding i had attended, so laid back and well catered for: friends, families, food and drink.

Aunt-Neice Roadtrip!

Aunt-Neice Roadtrip!

Giant Pinapple!

Giant Pinapple!

Cute shop in Montville

Cute shop in Montville

Could the grooms get any more oz

Could the grooms get any more oz

Getting s-faced

Getting s-faced

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