Round Here: The Where-The-Heck-Have-You-Been Edition

I know, I know, it’s like I fell off the face of the Earth since March. I honestly have so much to tell you and I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to come back here. D’you forgive me? You do? Great! Thanks lovely!

So where to begin? Right, well, to start with, at the end of March I was made redundant from my old job. It sucked. I absolutely adored my team (still do!) and leaving them was gutting. I had been saying for a while that I was in need of a new challenge but to be forced to leave was still rough on me. I do now have a new job, well I start on Monday, which I’m very excited and nervous about. Wish me luck!

We also had Rob’s parents visiting for 3 weeks over Easter. It was wonderful to see them and spend some really quality time with them, which isn’t something we’ve done since we left the UK three and a half years ago. As I wasn’t working, I played tour guide for a few days whilst Rob was still working before taking them to Australia Zoo, Tambourine, Springbrook and Sydney as well as our fair River City. Them being here has also made me realise I should totally do a guide for what to do in Brisbane and the coast – in case any of y’all end up down this way.

Are you ready for some photo spam? Because this is a seriously photo heavy post from here on out!

Brisbane's Commissariat Stores

Three and a half years of living in Brisbane and I still hadn’t made it to the top of City Hall – until now! The views are totally worth it!

After a day at Springbrook, the Natural Waterfall and one of my favourite views in all of SE QLD, we stopped off for a wander on Gallery Walk and had the most delicious cake at Cafe Bravo! Definitely try it out if you’re nearby!

Unbeknownst to both Rob and I, his mum has a huge thing for tigers, so a visit to Australia Zoo over Easter was a must-do! It was our third time in as many years but somehow it never gets old! The fact that it was a gorgeous day and his parents were over-the-moon to be there sure did help though!

Between Easter and ANZAC day, we all flew down to Sydney for a little mini break. An early start meant we were at Circular Quay by 10am to be greeted by grey skies that quickly cleared to show off just how beautiful Sydney really is.

I have wanted to do the Bondi to Coogee cliff walk ever since we moved to Australia, and whilst it might have taken over 3 years, it was totally worth the wait!

If you only have a limited amount of time in Sydney, make sure you do the Opera House Tour. We didn’t even think about doing it last time we were in town and now I can’t believe we were such idiots. It was honestly one of the highlights of the entire trip. It was in both his parent’s top 5 list for their entire trip and it was certainly number 2 for me after Bondi. The story behind the building is one-in-a-million and the views are unforgettable – plus you can’t see them anywhere else!

We also visited the Hyde Park Barracks so I could indulge my inner geek, Darling Harbour, the Sydney Observatory (which we all geeked out about) and Manly before one final nighttime visit to Circular Quay.

So fill me in loves, what’s been going on in your world of late?


Annéka xo