Oh, how I wish we had Haigh’s Chocolate in Brisbane. We discovered Haigh’s when we were in Adelaide in March and it is simply devine. They have a store in Melbourne too, so I made damn sure I sought it out. And now a delicious dark chocolate frog and a good strong cup of tea is taking the edge off an exceptionally crap day. Nothing worth going into – just a combination of tiredness, mourning over holidays that were, blisters from new shoes and general work frustrations.
Melbourne was neither wonderful nor awful. High points include the Dizzy’s gig on Saturday night, seeing the Picasso exhibition at the National Gallery, buying the perfect winter hat (that isn’t itchy!), seeing Kiri, Simon and V, finding a very funny book at PolyEster Books on Brunswick St and having the best steak sandwich ever.
Low points include the crappy bed and pillows in our hotel, getting ‘Ekka legs’, being unable to avoid a lot of second-hand cigarette smoke (why doesn’t Melbourne have the same anti-smoking laws that we do?) and spending more time than I’d like with someone who has no respect for my personal space, litters, swears a lot and is only interested in themselves.
I was going to post some pictures of our Melbourne adventure but the USB cable isn’t interested.