Bex has Barry's sister's car until she sells it to their other brother, so she drove me and Alice to K-Mart (like Primark, although beforehand I thought it was a supermarket). I brought some much needed socks (I only have 4 pairs, and wear them when I'm working with my trainers, so it meant previously I had to do a lot of washing!) and some white chocolate raspberry bullets sweets (or lollies as the Ozzies call them). They had my Banoffee pie Easter egg for only $5, so I was toying with the idea of getting myself another one, the greedy swine. Then Bex took us to Babinda boulders, which is a creek you can swim in, which surprise surprise has some boulders in it. It started raining when we got there, but since you get wet swimming anyway, we still went in. It could have done with being sunnier like yesterday so that the cold temperature of the creek would be easier to get into, but we all braved it. It was more of a beautiful setting than the lagoon is, and Alice put it we felt very 'at one with nature'. The water was crystal clear, and I couldn't see any fish, but Alice saw a water snake which made me feel much less at ease than I had before she had spotted it. We didn't stay long because of how cold it was, so then we went on the walk to devils pool. The aboriginals that lived there have a story about a woman, who was betrothed to a tribe elder, but she ran off with a man from another tribe, and so they threw her in the pool where she spluttered out the boulders, and takes married men's lives if they go in.
We had passed a bakery in the town of Babinda, so on the way back tried to get something from there, but it closed at 2 and we got there at half past. We went instead to a café, which seemed very stuck back in the ages, along with most of the other shops in Babinda. When we ordered she told us it would only be a few minutes, but this wasn't the case. Alice and Bex had toasted sandwiches and I tried a Pink champagne Magnum, and a Chiko roll- a sort of spring roll type thing with battered pastry, I presume Chiko is the brand name. Apparently I had purple lips from the cold of the creek.
We stopped off at Bex's cousin's house, where I spent most of the time playing a dessert making game on Millie's iPad with her. While we were here, Alice received a text from the avocado farm woman telling her that because rain was forecast for all of next week, that they should come the following week instead, which is the second time she has postponed it. Alice's cleaning job at the Waterfront hostel has already been taken, so she spoke to Dave about coming to our hostel and being the receptionist- she starts tomorrow… yay! Until someone moves in we will be back to living in our own room together!
Katie and Millie were going to someone's house for dinner, so we left about 5.30, and me and Bex both started cooking our dinners together- we pretended we were on ready steady cook, although mine took about an hour rather than the 20 minutes you get on the program! I made butternut pumpkin squash and bacon risotto which I shared out with some of the people at the hostel, which they said they thought was really good- I only made half the quantity I could so I'm going to make it again over the next couple of days.
We were going to be going out as a leaving thing for Alice, but instead had a celebrating she was staying night out, although me and Bex left at 12 because we were both tired. There was a funny Korean man dancing with us who was telling us to shake it, and when Bex was bent over in laughter, was asking me if she was tired.