I woke up in a panic because I hadn't set my alarm for work, and then realised... I don't have to work again! Because I was the only one up I cut up one of my old work shirts to make a new pyjama top. Since I hadn't got to say goodbye to Mia, I went to her restaurant, where she was working. She made me an iced coffee with condensed milk and I couldn't resist a Roti Chennai, which was really nice. On the way I stopped into a optometrists because my contact lens wasn't sitting right in my eye, so I assumed I needed more eye drops.... it turned out I had just put it in the wrong way...duh!
The pool was a murky green colour because the PH was wrong, so I didn't really want to have a final swim in it, but I did sunbathe for a bit, although it was very hot.
Jonathon had said to Alice that I would only be getting $60 back from my $600 deposit since I hadn't paid the last bit of my rent, even though I had (well I had paid $300, because I hadn't known how much to pay for 2 weeks and 2 days, which meant I owed a further $50). Annoyingly he was at work until about half an hour before we had to leave to go to the Neighbours Trivia quiz night, and so we had to leave before he had called Oshri and worked out how much each of us should get back (luckily there were no problems persuading him I had given him the $300). He had said to me that he would charge us $150 still for the week we spent in Brighton, despite it being $180 a week normally, but he had changed his mind by the time it came to our deposits.
Flo drove us and all of our luggage to the train station, so we could make our way to the Elephant and Wheelbarrow pub, which was a traditional British pub. My confirmation email for the night said to be there at 6.30, but we got there earlier so we could arrange to leave our bags in the back bit whilst the night was going on. However they didn't start letting us in until 7, so it seems like a ploy to get us to buy a few drinks beforehand. It was nice to have a drink outside in the sun though.
We were put on a table with 2 girls from Swindon, and a group of girls, who were mostly English with Australian residency, but there was an Australian in the mix too. Whilst we were waiting for it to start, an old man was walking around tables encouraging us to ask questions like 'who's pashing who backstage?' which seemed a bit weird given how old he was. The host of the night was safari Pete- a guy who features in a couple of free tourist guides, who is supposed to look quite comical, and I can't remember the names of the guest stars but it was the gay mechanic (who kind of dragged his answers out, and was quite dull), Karl Kennedy's Son and Madge (Kylie's mum), and the star whose band played was Paul Fletcher, although this was a bit disappointing because it's either him or Karl Kennedy's band, and I actually know who Karl Kennedy is.
The quiz questions were mostly general knowledge (the only one I think I helped with was knowing the Famous Five's dog was called Timmy not Rover) with a few Neighbours ones mixed in, although I don't think they announced the answers, unless they did when me and Alice went outside to meet Joe to get our deposits back.
Me and Alice were feeling quite sad about leaving Melbourne, so decided to leave before the band finished. We got a tram to Southern Cross station to get the Airport bus. We tried to sleep at the airport, although it was very cold with the air conditioning on.