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Ménage à trois! The table they gave us (with clear views of the bridge and the opera house) was 10/10, so too the company! ‪#‎wecameforthesnowegg‬

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Easter Break – Day #4

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But first, coffee.

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Mei making eggs for all.

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Om Nom!

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JDMyard x Zen Garage RPRSNT. #MYZEN

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Packed to the max!

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Zi’s FJ away.

Our trips are getting shorter! It’s home time, but you know, we were so close from home. I was back in Maroubra in 50! It’s been a great trip. I already miss the crew and can’t wait for next year!

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Easter Break – Day #3

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Good morning Gloria and Alyssa! Ahhhh! The sound of coffee being made and the smell of bacon and eggs.

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Breakfast in. Out we go! Danny (who arrived yesterday), and Col.

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Boat people. Col and Mei.

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Mei with her first catch of the weekend. A little snapper! Soon after this photo she caught another one slightly bigger, but of-course both were released. I’ve yet to catch anything apart from bait fish!

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We then ran out of fuel and needed a tow as one oar just wasn’t cutting it!

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When we got back we saw that Willy had a new piercing! Seriously, could have been SO much worse if it hooked his eyeball?! He’d caught a stingray, and had a lot of tension on the line, when the hook gave way it went flying into his face. We thought about pulling it out, but the barb was a bit of a concern so half of the party took him to the hospital.

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Little Elizabeth!

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Alyssa’s playtime.

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As soon as I started shooting Alyssa got a bit shy!

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She definitely knows the lens though!

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Willy at the wheel, right back into it after his trip to the GP to remove the hook from his eyelid! Later in the afternoon I went out on the big boat with Willy, Col and Zi to try to catch something (as I’d not caught anything this trip!).

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How’s the serenity? That orange glow is coming from the anchor down light. We found a great looking spot, others came and anchored down next to us, which made us think we had the right spot, but nope, we still didn’t pull anything up.

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Nightfall. It’s time to head back, albeit empty handed, for dinner.

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Bigger boat, bigger wake!

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Couldn’t resist taking a picture in complete darkness.

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Col and Mei have outdone themselves with this pastrami cheese burger. Mei made her own buns, the pastrami qas off the hook and the special sauce reminded me of the same sauce found in McDonalds Big Macs, only even better! We all agreed that we’d happily pay $25 for the burger (with fries!).

Woke up feeling right this morning! I crashed out pretty early last night, maybe around 9PM. I don’t think I’ve ever spent so much time in bed ever. We checked out the bottle and yup, half of it’s gone! Col calculated that I had about 3 bottles of wine (and apparently I had red wine as well!). I can’t say I’ve ever forgotten what went on the night before quite like this, nor have I drunk so much in one sitting.

Our pre-lunch fishing outing saw Danny (who had never caught a fish in his life), Col, Mei and I in the house dingy and Steve, Willy and Zi in the bog boat. We had a few nibbles in the dingy, but not much action apart from Mei catching 2 small snapper.

Bit windy today and it rained on us whilst we were out there too, so we made the call to head back in but we ran out of fuel half way! We had one oar and started rowing home; I’d do 5 strokes on the left, and pass the oar to Danny who would do 5 strokes on the right. Luckily Steve spotted us and saved the day with a tow!

When we got back to the Jetty Willy helped out. Mei noticed his face was red and asked if he had been drinking, THEN we saw that there was a hook in his eyelid!!!!!!!!

Pretty freaky accident that could have been so much worse. There was a huge wait at the hospital so they ended up finding a GP who just yanked it out! A few lessons learned for sure!

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Easter Break – Waterfront Paradise Found

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Coming up! The number is on the road, and next to the number is a little stop and go switch which calls the lift!

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Scary as! Haha! My lift to paradise!

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Looking back up at the road from the bottom.

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Lovely.

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Comfortable! It’s a super interesting house layout wise due to how steep the land is.

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One of 2 decks, so naice!

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The crew at the jetty.

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Safety comes first! Little Alyssa.

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The mummies and the babies!

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Off fishing. Bye Col!

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The house from the water.

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Stevey.

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Mei.

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We spotted a massive group of bait fish on the surface. That’s usually a sign that a bigger group of fish are preying on them and too right, Stevey threw his line into the middle and pulled out…

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Watsons Leaping Bonito!

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Bonito at the ready!

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Alyssa running away from the mud crabs (which we bought, not caught!).

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I got crabs!

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OMFG Chilli Crab!

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Asahi to wash it all down.

The annual fishing trip never disappoints! Even after Koh Samui I found myself looking forward to this yearly trip with a great crew of human beings. This year the guys got an amazing waterfront house in Cottage Point, just an hour out of the city (yes the temptation to move out here is STRONG!).

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Koh Samui – Day #6 – Lamai Sunday Nightmarket

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Crazy arm bands.

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Star was craving fresh oysters, which we haven’t found at the resort we’re staying at, but she got lucky at the markets today.

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BUGS!

Tonight Star and I checked out the Lamai Sunday Nightmarkets, about 20 minutes away from our resort. Star bought a shitload of local textiles and yup, WE ATE BUGS! So so bad. Not the texture, nor the taste, just the fucking thought, and how in-tact the whole grasshopper was. I’m pretty much game to eat anything, but these bugs were way too full on for me to just scoff down by the handful!

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Koh Samui – Day #5

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Vistor.

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Morning dips are a ritual.

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Thai cooking class!

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Roast duck curry.

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Chicken and cashew nut stir fry.

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We’re certified!

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The food we cooked served to us in the restaurant.

Star and I booked in for a Thai cooking class today and it was awesome fun! We made a beef salad, Tom Yum Goong, a roast duck salad, cashew nut stir fry and banana coconut dessert, all of which was served to us in the Koh Samui fine dining restaurant post class.

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O’le

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Ved introduced me to O’le a few years ago and we’ve gone back a few times since. Ole’s a small Portuguese style restaurant that does super fresh and clean chicken burgers that don’t leave you feeling like you’re gonna die from bloat post feed. I recommend!

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KOI Dessert Bar

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Celebrated Mum’s B’Day dinner at KOI Dessert Bar, which is owned by Reynold, that Asian kid who killed it on Master Chef last year. LOVED IT! Will be back for more!

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Hangs with Star

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Star came over for hangs, and made me some amazing Filipino spring rolls! I still can’t cook for shit… good thing that friends come over to cook for me then huh?!

Follow her: @starr_77

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Alyssa’s 1st B’Day

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Alyssa’s 1st B’Day!

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The B’Day girl.

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Yakiniku!

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Grade 9 baby! TOO GOOD!

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