I thought I’d pop in for a quick catch up on what’s been going on around here lately. If you follow me on social media (particularly my stories) you’d be pretty up to speed but in case not, here’s a bit of a wrap up.
I won’t go into details but Mum isn’t very well at the moment and needs someone with her most of the time. I had a stint over there until one of my sisters took over and I’ll be heading back over there tomorrow to take over from her. Mum was meant to be going on a week’s holiday to Burleigh Heads with my youngest sister but of course that wasn’t possible. However, my sister still went alone. My brother and his wife visited last weekend (the one before the one we just had) and stayed a night. I went down on Wednesday last week and came back with her on Saturday. My sister also had a friend come to visit and stay the last couple of nights. It wasn’t the holiday she originally planned but she had some company and only a few days alone.
It rained at Burleigh every day I was there until the day I left. LOL – so typical! You know what though, I really didn’t mind. It kept it cool and I’m not one for lying on the beach getting a tan anymore so it was all ok with me. I also managed to walk on the beach and get my feet in the water so all was good. The view from our apartment was magnificent and we ate out at some fabulous restaurants. On the first night I was there my daughter (who lives and works on the Gold Coast) met up with us and we went to Jimmy Wah’s for dinner. Jimmy Wah’s is Vietnamese cuisine with a modern Australian influence. The food was delicious! Below is a few snaps of the food but there was more. It was very dim lighting in the restaurant so some of my shots turned out blurry.
On the night my sister’s friend joined us we went to dinner at Rick Shores. I have been wanting to eat there for a long time and let me tell you, I am so glad I finally did! Rick Shores is famously located right on the beach at Burleigh Heads and has pan-asian flavours, focussing on fresh locally sourced produce with intention to share. And share we did. We ordered several dishes and they were brought out one by one and were all very much enjoyed. We had the famous Moreton Bay Bug Rolls and they certainly lived up to their reputation – deliciously unique in taste – very yum. We also had the best duck curry ever experienced. The staff were super friendly and service was excellent and the views! Yes – even at night you see the beach and surf and the sound of the ocean accompanies your meal. It’s a lovely experience. If you’re ever on the Gold Coast I highly recommend you get yourself a booking there. You won’t regret it.
It was a bit of a foodies visit to Burleigh I’ve got to say because the next morning we went to brunch (no need for lunch after this) at The Paddock Bakery. What a lovely place and another delicious experience!
So this is just a quick update. I’m back over to Mum’s for a while tomorrow. There’s lots to get done here at home and lots to do once I get over there. There’s no time for me to focus on the blog at the moment so it will be a bit quiet on the blog post front. However, I do try and keep active on Instagram (particularly my stories) which feeds through to the blog’s Facebook and Twitter pages. I will try and get my December Taking Stock post done at some point during December.
Till next time – stay safe (let’s hope this Omicron doesn’t turn out to be a scary big deal) and good luck with getting your Christmas shopping done (I have heaps to do)! If you could send some positive thoughts Mum’s way that she starts to feel better soon, that would be so very much appreciated. Thank you!
Ciao for now,