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Cafe scene
Our final week here in Brisbane has been full of coffee dates, breakfasts, market stalls, sunshine and sticky heat, dinner parties, catching an evening of tennis at the Brisbane International, picnic lunches, cinemas, gardens, morning runs, dinner with cousins Louise and Wayne and their family, watching bats fly and avoiding the slow moving water lizards, road trips to Mt Tamborine, ice cream, outdoor movies and more bats and picnic dinners, good conversations and great friends.

Expanding on some highlights:
Brisbane has a great cafe and market scene and I have loved how each day has included a 'must have' coffee stop and a bit of window shopping. Favourite cafe is called Pearl (excellent flat whites and cake selection), on Logan road which also happens to be home to a lot of the vintage stores.
The tennis
Neato.

It was just the foreigners that enjoyed an evening of tennis in the newly opened tennis centre. We payed a bargain of ten bucks for a grounds pass and found our way to some seats on court one to enjoy three matches. Caught the last two sets of Monfils vs Serra - two French players, lots of sliding and sweat. Also saw a womens doubles match, no idea who they were, one was called Olga and another looked like a man, their temper tantrums were entertaining. Last match was the one we came for, mens doubles of Roddick/Blake vs some Brazilian guys. Very good two set match, with Roddick getting lippy at the line judges and lots of sneaky volley shots.

Last night a large group of us went to New Farm park and enjoyed watching 'The invention of lying' whilst laying down on picnic rugs, feeling full from a delicious picnic, and every now and then looking up at the stars and the bats that were flying into the overhanging branches.
Picnics
A very enjoyable way to spend a warm Brisbane evening I have to say.

But most of all, it's been about hanging out with friends. We like it here and it will be sad to leave tomorrow. Thank you so much Jane and Ruth for your amazing hospitality and to all your beautiful friends who have made us feel so welcome and at home. It has been a real privilege to hang out and to experience a slice of your life.
Until our next visit (and there will be one I'm sure), we are off to Singapore and Malaysia, our final stops before home to snowy England. The climate change is going to be a shock to the system thats for sure!

Lots of love
Sarah xx
t3dvb says:
Hi there Luke and Sarah,
It's hard for us to imagine the heat of Austrailia. Today is the first day for at least two weeks when there hasn't been a heavy frost. It feels as if the weather is on the turn although they are still forecasting snow for the next week on and off.... Let me know sometime which terminal you fly into! It has been so lovely following your blog and seeing your photos. Can't wait for you to be back 'home' (I'm being very careful, Bryan and Ro!) Much love Mum xxx
Posted on: Jan 10, 2010
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Cafe scene
Cafe scene
The tennis
The tennis
Picnics
Picnics
Brisbane
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