That morning I ate heaps! From oats to cereal of corn flakes with yogurt and fruit, a plate of hot baked beans with bacon and eggs, hash browns and sausages, croissants and pastries with cups of english breakfast tea to wash it all down made this glutton of a breakfast complete. Sigh.
Then there was this rainy, gloomy one-off day in-between our sunshine days that made us just want to become a family of lazy bears and just hibernate in our cave.. in this case, our hotel suite.
Mr. Chatterbox and Mr. Tickle left us for a brief sprint out of hotel over to the Marina for some hot chips and seafood. They brought back some tartare sauce tubs, chips, beer battered fish and calamari as well as freshly sought spanner crab and prawns.
Then the night before jetting back to Sydney we ventured to Grand Palace Chinese Restaurant over at Surfer's Paradise. We ordered a peking duck that was cut into slivers with a good enough balance of crispy peking skin and duck meat, a sprinkling of shallots and dabble of plum sauce all wrapped up in the pancake to serve. For the second course we each had the san choy bau lettuce leaf with minced remnants of the duck.
Most days we were around the hotel pool or seeing relatives. It was a good brief time off the usual hum of routine from Sydney... kind of wish I was there again now!