Whilst I wish I was at this afternoon's Ironside Open Day I can't complain about being back in Brisbane for the week and lounging on a deck in the sun whilst I write this.
I have enjoyed doing the things that I never did when living here like lying on the grass at Southbank for a couple of hours (pure luxury to be doing nothing!). It's been great to catch up with Nicole from Hot Toffee, Thea from Thea and Sami (who spoilt me with a gift of one of her wonderful new loads of fishes teatowel designs - stay tuned for her revamped website too) and to check out what's been happening in the retail scene like the new look Woolloongabba precint and the lovely nook in Westend. I've also been doing lots of coffees in my old 'hood of Bulimba where I dropped in to see the always cute House and Doll and long standing favourite gift shop, Coming Up Roses.
There is still a couple more brunches to squeeze in with friends before I return with my suitcase weighed down with a few too many holiday treats!