G'day Cobber! (Hello my friend.)
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part was the overnight flight from
always a bit confused about coming off domestic flights anyway because I travel
more on international flights and this business of bag searching etc always
reminds me of international so walking from the plane to the street without
immigration or border control in between leaves me feeling like I've forgotten
I haven't seen each other for a couple of years. We were at school together and the last time
I stayed with her was in 2006 when I visited Aus for my Grandmother's 90th and
then went to
My intention was to relax for the two weeks. I have been working solidly in Timor Leste for 6 months and I was starting to wilt. The only thing Lisa had planned for my stay was a Fleetwood Mac concert and I had already told her I'd be excited by that.
The concert was on Monday night so we spent the weekend catching up on our gossip (and me catching up on my sleep). I also met her family, including kitten, and then the first week was my time to chillax while they were all doing their work and school things.
afternoon she came home early from work and we took the train into the Olympic
Stadium where Fleetwood Mac would rock the house –or the Acer Arena at
was untidy as we approached the arena.
inside the arena we wandered around to find the door leading to our seats. We were high up in the gods so we decided to
have dinner at one of the food halls.
The old theory about never eating at airports rings true for event
venues as well. Monopoly means money and
our sandwiches and drinks almost broke the bank. Some might say it was poor planning on my
behalf since I didn’t take my own sandwiches but to get into the venue we went
through the usual bag searches and you just never know what they will or won’t
let you enter with.
The concert was great though and at the end of it we wandered out with Fleetwood Mac tunes in our heads and ringing in our ears. Yes, there was nothing in our pockets but it was worth every penny!
As I said the rest of the time was all about relaxing. I wasn’t interested in doing much so when the first week was over and Lisa had the week off we did a little Christmas shopping, (well she shopped, I walked around near by); we put up the Christmas tree with the kids (well they put it up, the cat interfered and I took photos from the couch); and we drank a whole packet of top quality East Timor coffee that I had brought over with me (that I did get very involved in!).