Goodbye Bali, hello Oz.
Had a great five days in Seminyak culminating last night with another meal at Ultimo (not as good as the first - the steak was bloody tough) and then drinks at the champagne bar. Five days was enough - we saw it and did it.
Firstly, let me wind back a few hours. As it was once again a bit cloudy with no chance of seeing the sunset, we decided to cancel our rather expensive meal at Breezes on the beach (with its limited menu) and opt for a cheaper alternative. In a quest to find myself a little fat Budda as a souvenir of our travels I ended up getting ripped off at the flee market and paying almost £6 for this tiny little thing which is probably worth about a quid if I'm lucky in a car boot sale. Most unlike me - was caught at a weak moment. To be fair, it is difficult to haggle over a couple of quid with people who are clearly piss poor. It's not like I'm bitter (the robbing little b******).
After an enjoyable evening, "living it up", unfortunately we came down with, "tummy problems" again, if you catch my drift.
A common hazard in this part of the world. Anna was now doing an impression of a full orchestra playing very aggressively and looked as white as a a sheet, doubled over like the Hunchback of Notre Dam. Speaking in a mere whisper, she just kept repeating the phrase "I can feel another rumble in the jungle".......
In a slightly drinker stupor I thought it would be a good idea to send a Facebook message to an old mate who lives in Perth and who I haven't spoke to for about 15 years. No response thus far.
As I write this we are sitting in a coffee shop having just explored Perth's city centre and feeling much better. Bloody hot sun 'ere though - someone turn the "cenno" off*!
We are staying over at Rachel's house for a couple of nights and Rachel very kindly picked us up from the airport. Had an "interesting" night last night when some of my worst fears came true .........why me? On that note I will leave you and if allowed, tell you about it in a couple of days.
*cenno is an anachronism for "central heating" or anywhere that is too hot, copyright Ian chambers.