Yesterday morning was one of the most difficult mornings I’ve ever had to deal with. I mean, I thought that last year’s post-Santorini holiday blues were bad. The endless blue skies and warm weather… but now, add to the endless blue skies and warm weather the most adorable, cuddly, chubby baby ever and you’ll see why I found it so hard to drag myself away and back to the 9-to-5 humdrum of life.
Sure I’m a city girl and I’d never live in a sleepy town like Townsville, but for a wind-down vacation, there is seriously nothing better than taking a stroll along the wide, sandy beaches (practically a private beach!)…
… and then napping on a wide verandah, cocooned in a hammock…
… or napping on the big cushy outdoor couch (with the dog).
This is the life.
(and doesn’t Panu just take the most flattering photos of me??)
And then there’s the baby. My precious, precious 5 month old niece, Jasmine. This was the first time I met her and you’d better believe that I didn’t sleep in at all the whole time I was there because I wanted to be up when she was up so I could max out my baby-time
Food-wise, we didn’t eat out all that much in the ‘Ville. I mean, come on, my parents were there! They cooked up a storm (steam boats, lamb curries, the works) and I ate up a storm and this week I’m on a self-imposed rabbit food diet and feeling rather sad.
The couple of times we did eat out, we ate in the style of typical Townsville. Once, we had lunch at Jamaica Joe’s, a restaurant overlooking the beach…
crispy battered soft shelled crab with rice & red curry sauce
chicken caesar salad
beer battered barramundi with fries & coleslaw
prawn salad with mango salsa
Jamaican style prawn skewers with spicy honey glaze
… and another time, I had a fresh barramundi fillet sandwich from a classy joint, Keg’s Fish Bar
Tasted awesome though!
And now I’m back in Sydney, which is marginally less painful because I’m still excited to come back to our new apartment. Which reminds me, I need to take some pics of this “blogger crib”. I will get around to it one day!
Gregory Street Headland, The Strand
Towsville, QLD, 4810
(07) 4724 1234
Keg’s Fish Bar
North Ward, QLD, 4810
(07) 4771 2554