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  • After 2-weeks of his arm looking like a bagged ham hock, the SO’s surgery bandages came off on Thursday.

    Free! The SO’s bandages come off

    After 2-weeks of his arm looking like a bagged ham hock, the SO’s surgery bandages came off on Thursday.

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  • Despite growing up in sweaty humid Singapore, summer days in Brisbane can really hit hard and all I wanna do is sit in front of our pedestal fan in nothing but my skivy. Or naked in a cold bath. Anything to stay cool.

    Black in summer

    Despite growing up in sweaty humid Singapore, summer days in Brisbane can really hit hard and all I wanna do is sit in front of our pedestal fan in nothing but my skivy. Or naked in a cold bath. Anything to stay cool.

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  • Limes Hotel's have revamped their Rooftop Bar and it's looking very sweet with the addition of two round plunge pools - a perfect summer feature. It is also quite possibly the only venue space I found astroturf perfectly acceptable. If you loved the original Rooftop Bar, don't worry - the amazing view overlooking the Valley and open-air (an auto sail shade was extended overhead to protect us from the worst of the midday rays) are still there to be savored.

    Beating the heat on the new Limes Hotel Rooftop Bar

    Limes Hotel's have revamped their Rooftop Bar and it's looking very sweet with the addition of two round plunge pools - a perfect summer feature. It is also quite possibly the only venue space I found astroturf perfectly acceptable. If you loved the original Rooftop Bar, don't worry - the amazing view overlooking the Valley and open-air (an auto sail shade was extended overhead to protect us from the worst of the midday rays) are still there to be savored.

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  • There’s roast chicken. And then there's roast chicken. La Rotisserie opened not long after the Gasworks Plaza began welcoming residents last year, and its offering is the humble roast.

    La Rotisserie, Newstead

    There’s roast chicken. And then there's roast chicken. La Rotisserie opened not long after the Gasworks Plaza began welcoming residents last year, and its offering is the humble roast.

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  • How do you balance a general aversion to gambling with a natural curiosity for how card games are played? You […]

    Spinners, Jupiters Gold Coast

    How do you balance a general aversion to gambling with a natural curiosity for how card games are played? You […]

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  • Swimming works up an appetite, so after a shower back at the hotel, we were in the market for a good breakfast. While we walked back to the hotel, a place caught our eye - Barzura. It had been busy when we went to the beach and now walking back, we noted the buzz hadn’t waned.

    A swim on Coogee Beach before breakfast at Barzura, Sydney

    Swimming works up an appetite, so after a shower back at the hotel, we were in the market for a good breakfast. While we walked back to the hotel, a place caught our eye - Barzura. It had been busy when we went to the beach and now walking back, we noted the buzz hadn’t waned.

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  • I was lucky enough to find an all-day free on-street parking spot, so I didn't have to go home. But I had fasted with the SO and was dying for at least a decent coffee. The nurses had a couple of recommendations and gave me specific instructions on how to navigate through the inner bowels of the hospital to Boundary Street. Why do they always build hospitals like mazes?

    Waiting for the SO to come out of surgery at Sisco

    I was lucky enough to find an all-day free on-street parking spot, so I didn't have to go home. But I had fasted with the SO and was dying for at least a decent coffee. The nurses had a couple of recommendations and gave me specific instructions on how to navigate through the inner bowels of the hospital to Boundary Street. Why do they always build hospitals like mazes?

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  • "Erm, I had a fall and I think I've dislocated my elbow.". What a way to spend a Friday.

    What a way to spend a Friday

    "Erm, I had a fall and I think I've dislocated my elbow.". What a way to spend a Friday.

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  • The Heavens had opened up over Brisbane and I ordinarily love rainy days for the cool relief it brings. But not when we have to go out hunting for breakfast. A quick scan of my to-visit list directed me to the next nearest breakfast joint - Flute Food and Wine in our old stomping ground of Rosalie.

    Breakfast at Flute Food and Wine, Rosalie

    The Heavens had opened up over Brisbane and I ordinarily love rainy days for the cool relief it brings. But not when we have to go out hunting for breakfast. A quick scan of my to-visit list directed me to the next nearest breakfast joint - Flute Food and Wine in our old stomping ground of Rosalie.

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  • Cirque have extend their offering to include dinner two nights a week – Thursday and Friday. And making our dining choices at Cirque was a simple affair. Their offerings were a variety of tapas-style nibbles and main dishes, which are specials: a meat, a seafood/fish and a vegetarian option.

    A girlie catch-up dinner at Cirque

    Cirque have extend their offering to include dinner two nights a week – Thursday and Friday. And making our dining choices at Cirque was a simple affair. Their offerings were a variety of tapas-style nibbles and main dishes, which are specials: a meat, a seafood/fish and a vegetarian option.

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