I have been so lucky, the past week that two of my closest friends from the UK have come over to see me and some of their family.
I was able to show them around Brisbane, my home for the past 8 months, unfortunately good times have to come to an end
It has been a sad farewell to not only Josh and Kathy as they fly back to UK, but the end of an Era at work
My amazing Boss Angie said a sad goodbye today, to move onto bigger and better things, however we did not end it with tears we decided spending a day at the pub with continuous rounds was a lot more apt for the occasion.
Since I moved out to Australia for my new adventure, these people have helped me along the way from day one, Angie gave me the ability to stay and live in Australia due to employment, and I never knew working with such an amazing group of people could be so much fun
After having to continuously stop myself from shedding a tear today I then had to go onto saying goodbye to Josh and Kathy
I had promised I would take Kathy to Max Brenners for a gorge on chocolate goodies
We decided to go to Hatch and Co for supper before delving into the chocolate delights
This restaurant is one of my favourites at Newstead as its got quite quick service, and all the staff are friendly and chatty, the food is also amazing. The restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine
After some time we made up our minds and began to order, I got an apple juice and lamb ribs
The ambience around the restaurant is really exciting, as you have the ginormous frame of a gas chamber that lights up in lots of different colours
As well as having the trees covered in lights that also change colour
After eating every last scrap of food, we then ventured over the Max Brenner's
If you have never been GO!
They are situated in Australia, Russia, America and Singapore
They create some of the best goodies all involving chocolate, for people like me who are chocoholics this place is bliss
Each shop has another corner shop within, where you can buy goodies to take home as gifts or for yourself to devour
Max Brenners wise words
Ill even show you a sneak peak of the menu, so you can sit their and drool
Between you and me I am having to stop myself from going for round 2 as I reminisce over my chosen delicacy earlier
The one downside of having max Brenners on your door step! You get very fat
After a very long wait, due to an ever so popular destination spot this evening, our goodies arrived
I opted for my all time favourite, small but sweet
POPPING CANDY CHOCOLATE LICK
Whilst Kathy went for the Tutti Frutti waffle with strawberries, vanilla ice cream and banana
One of my favourite parts about Gas Works at Newstead is most restaurants are outside, so you are able to look onto the beautiful sculpture was enjoying your supper
Unfortunately our reunion had to come to an end
They went home happy as they had seen Brisbane, done many adventures and even experienced Max Brenner's
Not long now and I set sail back home, have to say goodbye to some life long friends made here, my job and my home
However I know as soon as I touch down in England, a whole new chapter of my life is about to begin
Until Next Time.......