We are still without our laptop.
We feel cold and isolated from the rest of the world and the little Toshiba NetBook is so S.L.O.W it is only one step above useless for working on the Internet. On the other hand the iPad cannot upload photos without the laptop so using it for updating the blog is also one step above useless.
However I am struggling along with the NetBook which has a tiny CPU so cannot process much data at any one time. Uploading and downloading on the internet is frustratingly painful. Or perhaps that would be better expressed as painfully frustrating.
I want my laptop!
Thursday 28th August
Errol, Nicole along with grandchildren Amelia and Hannah arrived in the afternoon. They took a casual three days to drive from Wollongong on the south coast near Sydney NSW. Tomorrow they embark on the ferry to Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay. They are off to a wedding.
Regelyn and grandson Chris arrived before dinner and he, Amelia and Hannah met for the first time.
Old school friend of Errol, Chrystal Overs arrived as well and had a quick catch up before she left for a health meeting.
Later Peter arrived so he and Errol caught up with each other.
For a few hours we were a busy household.
Friday 30th August
I drove Errol Nicole and the grandchildren to Cleveland to catch the ferry.
Donnis nephew, Jason H is an airline pilot with Cathay Pacific. He arrived in Brisbane on a 24 hour layover.
In the evening we met up with Peter, Chris and Jason at Suncorp Stadium to watch a Rugby League match between Brisbane Broncos and Newcastle Knights. Brisbane were desperate to win to stay in the final eight. The Broncos are my “B” team and support them if they are not playing the North Queensland Cowboys. Perhaps I should not have gone to the game as every time I attend theirs or a Cowboys game, they lose.
My record is 100% intact.
The Bronco’s lost and have no chance of being in the top eight for the finals playoffs..
We agreed to take Chris home to our place for Regelyn to collect while Peter and cousin Jason kicked on around several bars and nightspots.
Saturday 31st August
Peter and Jason finally surfaced around 2pm after a heavy night on the town.
For some reason they would both only drink water water and fruit juice.
We met up with them at King George Square in Brisbane
and wandered to Queen Street Mall where we found a place for dinner. Regelyn and Chris drove to town and met us there. It was a good chance for Donnis and Jason to spend some time over a coffee at the Nespresso outlet.
We had dinner at a place called The Pig and Whistle which is described as a traditional English style dining experience.
Hmmm! Little wonder the English cuisine is described as bland, lacking in imagination and tasteless. My English Fish and Chips was both bland and tasteless but somebody used imagination in stacking the two fillets, one on top of the other. According to Regelyn her Beef curry was bland. The meals were expensive and we will not return.
After dinner Jason returned to his hotel for an hours sleep as he is flying out later in the evening. We may get another chance to catch up with him on his next flight to Australia later in September.
Sunday 1st September
We spent a little time talking about but not actually packing things back into WWWGO as we expect to be back on the road and resuming the adventure at the end of the month or sometime early October. As we have already booked some entertainment for that time we will have to find somewhere in the area to camp for a week or two.
Bring on the adventure.
The countdown begins.
Thanks to our readers who have stayed with us through the “quiet”times. We will soon be on the