So I have been totally MIA the past few days - mea culpa and please hold me excused, but I have been not only out of town, but completely out of mobile phone range! Early, early Saturday morning, V and I packed up the ute and drove down to Tathra, waaaaay down the South Coast, to spend the long weekend with my sister Ro, and her husband, the Beatle
There was a surf comp on in Tathra over the weekend, which is a Very Big Deal down there! And the Beatle, being a champion kick-ass surfer, was entered. V and I were looking forward to seeing him compete (and of course cheering him on!) And V was excited about spending the weekend surfing himself, in a non-competing fashion
We left home at 4am and it looked like this!
Aaaand at around 7:30am is started to look like this
Manicure is William Tell Me About OPI - scarf is Country Road
We arrived in Tathra at around 9am - isn't it absolutely picturesque?
V and Hercules, world cutest sausage dog!
The Beatle and Boo the giant kittycat
After cups of tea all round, the boys quickly donned wetsuits and headed out for a surf - Ro and I drove down to the beach to watch, but first we had to make a pit-stop for coffee and snacks!
I cannot express in words how much I LOVE that Hercules can stand with his little hind legs on the backseat of the car, and his little front feet at the front!
Rugged up super-warm - Tathra is cold in June!
Where else for amazing coffee and delicious homemade goodies, than The Pickle Factory in Tathra? Honestly, I feel like I spent most of the long weekend in here - an absolute must-see if you are ever down in this neck of the woods!
The worlds BEST toasted cheese sandwich (the secret ingredient is chives) - plus an amaaaaazing coffee
Minus the cape, and plus one large cappuccino!
♥ Cotton On dress and sunglasses
♥ Wrangler shadows knit
♥ Jag leather tag and Oroton silk scarf
♥ Tiffany&Co rings and silver tag necklace
♥ Just Jeans cape (shown earlier)
After spending most of the day watching the surf comp (and me watching V buzzing around out in the waves with the other non-competitors), we decided to head out for dinner and drinks...
Outfitted up for dinner!
At the pub on this night, I was told I resembled a barber's pole, and the Virgin Mary - both made me laugh so hard I nearly cried
♥ Alice in the Eve sheer maxi skirt
♥ Country Road tee
♥ Tony Bianco heels
♥ Tiffany&Co rings and necklace
♥ Cat Hammel stacked bracelets
♥ Cotton On striped jumper (not shown)
We had dinner out at Vicolo's restaurant in Merimbula - simply fantastic, authentic Italian food. Highly recommend for a meal, if you are ever down that way
Officially the World's Best Garlic Bread. Period. We ate 3 between the 4 of us!
Sadly, this is about where my camera crapped itself and refused to take any more photos, so I can't share how amazing the rest of the food was (the desert tasting platter is wonderful!) I also cannot share the subsequent evening at the Tathra pub, where Pool Phantom and I beat Ro and Scotty in the longest, most epic game of drunken pool ever. I think the spectators were tempted to gouge their own eyeballs out from sheer boredom long before we finished. But I potted 4 balls and felt very pleased with myself
The following morning, the boys were up disgustingly early (ie 7am) for a surf. Ro and I pottered around the house and relaxed, before heading down to the beach to watch the finals in the competition...
Quite simply the coolest dog ever - blue staffy! I was tempted to pick her up under my arm and just starting running!
Watching the finals...
V in da' hoody...
Some very bad shots of some very good surfing. The Beatle ended up winning not only the final for his division, but also came first on overall points score. Yay!
There was a presentation, food and a (really good!) band on Sunday evening
I met world pro surfer (and celebrity judge) Kai Otton. I actually think he was kind of chuffed when I asked him for a photo...
Scotty Doesn't Know! If photographic proof were required, we were all incredibly loose by this stage...
Simply the funniest photo, ever. B looks like the Devil. In real life he is actually very handsome. Unfortunately for him, I don't think this is his best angle...
Ummm I could have shared photos of the morning-after, in all its bleary-eyed, tousle-haired glory. But I will leave you with the mental image of the four of us zonked out in the living room, watching Friends repeats on Austar, and nomming a truly hangover-worthy breakfast of cheese and bacon rolls, coffee and the most amazing lemon curd muffins
All in all, a truly fantastic long weekend! I am fortunate enough to have tomorrow off work also (don't hate me!), so I am looking forward to a loooong recovery sleep-in
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!