I woke up this morning and thought “hurrah, city today!” I love city. I used to think I loved country (well, when I lived in the city), but now I definitely love city. But only because I don’t live in one.
Well nanna Cutts had won 6 free breakfasts at the RSL club, so the whole family went there for breakfast. I was asked twice to take off my hat because it is a sillie RSL club rule. We stayed there for ages and I somehow won $25 club vouchers, so gave them to the nannas. Then straight to some other club for lunch which had goldfishes the size of watermelons. They were so humungous I stopped and stared at them for ages and then realized I was all alone and lost.
We drove past the beach a couple of times and! There were waves! Giant surfable waves. How I miss waves. We don’t get any because they all break on the Great Barrier Reef and so the water between that and the beach is like a big sullenly silent lake.
Oh yes, then Sue had to go home to Melbourne. My mother’s sister, I lived with her for quite a while but then hadn’t seen her for years and years. She was just how I remembered her, but not so very tall as she had seemed in my mind… she reads tarot cards and is brilliantly good. I told her I would never have children, and she replied, “Oh, yes, you will. and you will love her more than anything.”
So we dropped her off at the Gold Coast airport and then drove to Brisbane, after saying goodbye to poppa Wayne and nanna Cutts (nanna Trish came with us).
Oh yes, I rang Qantas and moved my flight back two days. So instead of leaving with the others tomorrow I will stay until Wednesday, because that sillie concert is that night, and I’ve my last exxxam on Friday. So should study, yes?
Our hotel room was way up, and right above a funny old church. Nanna and I went to have a look and it was so old and carved. I went into the city for a while while they had dinner, and visited a theatre that was all molded curly plaster and Sistine chapel ceilings. I stayed quite away from where I used to live, and will not visit it at all, I don’t think.
Later on, before sleep, I dragged nanna up to the ceiling to have a look. We went out to the pool and took pictures of the streets, then had a look in the gym and sauna. We tried all the exercise machines (which were quite big and fancie), but then! We’d been locked in! So I had to call mumm (I had my cellphone) and get her to come up and let us out. Everyone thought that quite hilarious.