08 January, 2013
My two weeks off were filled with plenty of relaxation, reading and movies but I also got up to a fair few fun things too. Here's a quick recap of some of my favourite bits.
My first Christmas spent with my mum in years. Relaxed, yummy, fun, great presents all round, excitement for my upcoming US holiday and her round the world cruise and spending quality time with my Nanna. Such a great day!
Spending my Christmas Myer vouchers on Benefit skincare (my skin has never looked so good!), getting a pedi, relaxing, wondering around the shops, eating frozen yoghurt and fruit and unexpectedly running into friends. Simple bliss.
Went to a gig at my fave local venue and discovered an awesome new band. Did something on my own, hung out with some different people and has a slightly strange feeling but very enjoyable night. Mikelangelo and the Tin Star were a very fun and interesting western surf band influenced by The Cramps and swampy jungle voodoo music. The frontman himself is like the bastard lovechild of Elvis and James Bond with a little Nick Cave thrown in. Great music and a WILD show.
Lori Lee's end of year rockabilly party was a fun, relaxed gig with some of Brissie's best muso's and a chance to catch up with lots of friends. A great way to fill the lull between Chrissie and New Years, it was a surprisingly low key gig but a really nice way to chill out, enjoy a few drinks and dances and see a bunch of friends over the holiday period.
New Year's Eve
Crazy! Awesome! Fun! Another fantastic New Year's just like last year with the return of the Hill's Hukilau. Dressed in our hawaiian-themed best we ate and drank in the New Year in the very best of company including a very fun unplugged sing along set with Mitchy Mayhem and Geoff Townsley, the countdown and of course the midnight celebration with lots of love. The big pool with water slide and the adult jumping castle got a great work out and the epic water war continued well into New Year's Day. I had an absolute blast, hands down the best way to see in the New Year and despite having plenty of drinks throughout the night it was the first New Year's day I've woken without a hangover for a very long time!
My very last weekend of holidays was spent out at Krash's tiki shak drinking, eating lots of great food and enjoying the fantastic company of The Man, Vicki and Dani. Oh yeah, and contributing more to the artwork on the walls. Dani is a talented tiki mug maker so we took her out to meet Krash the tiki carver and while we were kicking around in the sand, we painted a big section of wall with a colourful sunset and mermaid. Surrounded by bush, the property is so relaxing. It was the perfect way to finish up my holidays!
So there you have it, that's what I was doing while this place was so quiet. Totally refreshed and re-inspired now and SO ready to write!
Did you get up to much on your holidays or were they pretty low key like mine?