Monday, December 5, 2016

Brisbane Meet and Greet

Last week I finally got to meet fellow Aussie blogger, Denise Covey. We had lunch together at a delightful place in South Bank, called French Martini. The service was exceptional, the food was yum and the dessert, a creme brulee, was a silky taste of heaven.
It was a rather toasty day, and particularly humid, which did my hair no favours (Yes, I need an updated author pic). Denise took me on a tour of the state library, which was wonderfully air conditioned. I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time there in the near future. Then we headed to the James Squire Brewery, called the Charming Squire, to cool off with a chilled glass of cider. It's a great pub!! My hubby wants me to take him there someday soon. Speaking of whom...

With all the food blogging I've been doing lately, my hubby didn't want to be left out, so below is a pic of the al fresco dining he set up on our balcony, complete with homemade pizza and wine. While we ate, we watched the boats go up and down the river as dusk closed in and evening cooled the air. I'd give this eatery five stars!
Thanks, Denise, for an awesome day out. We will definitely do it again.

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36 comments:

  1. Too cool you met Denise! I wouldn't worry about your author photo though.
    I'd give that view alone five stars.
    Ready for Wednesday?

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  2. Oh how fun! Don't worry, you should see what humidity does to my hair. LOL I wish we lived in an area with cool pubs and bars. We have to go all the way to Wilmington, NC for that.

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    1. We have many to choose from, all within walking distance, (or a free ferry ride),lol.

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    1. I did indeed! Might regret it in the subtropical summer, but I can always chop it again... then grow it again. And round and round we go.

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  4. I like your hair. Awesome you met Denise. Glad you're learning so much about your new town.

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  5. Such a cool view. That looks like a great eatery.

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    1. If you mean my balcony, then it's the best in Brisbane, no, Australia!!!

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  6. You reminded me I should update my author photo one of these days.

    Your husband sounds like a keeper! :)

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    1. They say one should update one's photo once every year. Hahahahaha. Well, that's not going to happen!
      And yes my hubby is definitely a keeper!

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  7. It's always fun to meet a fellow blogger/writer in person. Glad you had a good time. As for your food review - looks like a great place! :) The view is amazing!

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    1. I feel like I'm on holidays, at some five star resort.

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  8. I don't know what I'm more jealous of, going out for lunch and a drink with delightful Denise, homemade pizza and wine, or your fabulous view!!! It seems to me your new city will be perfect for you. Have a lovely week! :)

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    1. If you are ever in Brisbane, please look me up.

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  9. Hi Lynda and Denise - how wonderful to have blogging friends in the town - and then be able to ask questions to find your way around. Your hubby has done you proud with his al-fresco bar - then with wine and home-made pizza ... sounds very good ... and what a wonderful position ... cheers Hilary

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  10. That sounds like a fun day. I wish I had a writing friend or blogger closer to my location so we could do lunch now and then.

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  11. What a great day it was. I'm glad hubby is getting into the spirit of things. Sydney is good. Toured the northern beaches 🌊 yesterday. Blue Mountains today. Cooler than Queensland. Hope you're enjoying many more al fresco sundowners.

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    1. It's great you enjoyed Sydney. And yes, it's much, much cooler!

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  12. That is a great spot for a view indeed. Awesome you got to meet Denise.

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    1. Best view ever! (Not including the Himalayas)

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  13. So lucky! I bet you 2 had a wonderful time! :)

    Love your eatery - the view is awesome and I bet the company is as well!

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    1. It's a rather exclusive eatery with no more than a few people there at a time. No shouting across tables just to hear your dinner guests. ;)

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  14. You lucky ladies!
    What a view, Lyn! I'm certain you had a great afternoon.
    I'll make that Australian trip...one day...

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  15. I'm so jealous - I wish it was that warm in the UK! Glad you had a good time - and that view from your balcony is gorgeous! You're making me want to move to Australia ASAP!

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    1. Do it!!! Especially if you like the heat.

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  16. Wow, I can't imagine having a view like that! It's stunning.

    And yay for meeting blogger friends in person! Merry Christmas, Lynda. Thank you for all you do for insecure writers everywhere.

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    1. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you too!

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  17. I love that you and Denise got to meet and spend some time together. How fun!! Great picture! :)
    ~Jess

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  18. That's so awesome you and Denise got together! Yay. I hope someday to meet you both. When I'm a rich author (hahaha) and can afford to fly to Oz Down Under. LOVELY view there, Lyn!!!!

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    1. I would love to meet you some day too.

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