Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Night in the Big City....

A date was planned to meet these lovely ladies on Monday....


Marina was visiting all the way from Melbourne and so I wasn't going to miss a trip to the city..... Hubz kindly arranged business meetings so he would keep out our way!!!

Here are bloggy friends Teresa, Marina and Michelle at a lovely cafe overlooking Brisbane.... I have on good authority we had a 5 hour lunch!  Chatter, chatter, giggle, chatter, laugh out loud, more chatter..... you get the picture I'm sure.... 

On Saturday morning my daughter called and said she has some tickets for a show in Brisbane Sunday night.... so we made a night of it...

I love the mix of the old and new in the city....


Ferry across the river to South Bank...


This musician is not as widely known as some.... he should be though ...


This is the link to the official website HERE 

At 72 he is amazing... lovely show, lovely music, lovely man... he didn't say much but he did say "Men need to stop violence against women"... I think this just depicts his philosophy


Lots of his music on youtube.... 

There is a documentary "Searching for Sugarman" available... interesting watching

Hubz used to listen to him when he was in college in South Africa in the mid 1970's... 

Ferry back to our lodgings for the night...


I took my stitching... but didn't get much done!!


Righto, Gotto Go.....  just gotta catch up on stuff...

25 comments:

Cheryll said...

Lucky you seeing Rodriguez in person. Such a sad story really...never getting the recognition he deserved... He's a great music/story maker.
Meeting all those gorgeous girls too...what a fantastic trip to Brissy. I'm jealous!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Thanks for highlighting this talented man. What a treat to see him perform. Loved our 5 hour lunch Lol! Great pics of the city too!

sunny said...

I keep hearing about this 5 hour lunch. What fun to be able to spend that much time with quilty friends!

marina said...

what a shame we can't do it again this Monday too?
Now that you mention the doco I remember seeing Searching for sugarman advertised on the telly a little while ago. Wish I had watched it.
Love your night pics of brisbane.
Have fun catching up!

Bev C said...

Hello Fiona,
5 hour lunch, sounds like politicians!!! Pity you can't claim it as blog expenses. Sugarman has certainly had a long career, loved looking at the old vinyl records.

Happy days.
Bev.

WoolenSails said...

Sounds like a fun night and nice that you could share it with friends.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona what a wonderful time you had in the city,how lucky you and your friends could catch up,wish I was a fly on the wall,lol.xx

Anthea said...

What a fantastic time you all had Fiona! And yes I have heard of that musician - and watched on youtube, very talented indeed... must have been a good show.

Jane Galley said...

What a wonderful day and night out. I'll have to check out the video, (no sound on here) but if he's who I think he is, we had an album on tape back in the 70's/80's :)

Christine M said...

That is such a lovely photo of the four of you.

Narelle said...

Jealous and wishing I too was a fly on the wall :o)
Happy times!

Susan said...

I'll bet those 5 hours just flew by too. Some lovely pics...cities look so lovely at night time.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great photos

Susan said...

A lovely little sojourn to the big smoke. Wonderful to have lunch with special friends and the lovely Marina.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful catchup with Marina and the girls. sounds like a fun long lunch. Lots of laughs I bet.

Elyte said...

What a lovely photo of you all. Sounds like you all had a wonderful lunch together. Hopefully Marina will share some stories with us.

Allie said...

Lovely time away - and you got to see Rodriguez! He was here, in my city, all that time, can you believe it - a star and he didn't even know it. Amazing story.

Maria said...

Couldn't think of a better way to spend five hours. Lucky you and then a great show as well.

Just Ramblin' said...

Looks like you had a great time. Being with friends is the best! And even got to attend a show! That is even better. I see you are making progress on the stitchery. I am about half way done! May just make it. Seeing yours encourages me to spend more time working on it. Nola

Chrissie said...

Sounds like you all had a great time xcx

Raewyn said...

A five hour lunch with friends sounds like a lot of fun! And it sounds like a great concert. I have yet to explore Brisbane but hope to one day as our son now lives near :-)

Sheila said...

It sounds like lots of fun Fiona , so nice to meet up with the ladies and enjoy some laughs and chatter then a lovely night out . Hugs Sheila

Karen said...

That first photo just says fun and mischief to me!
Looks like you had a great time catching up with friends and family, and some wonderful entertainment as well.

Lin said...

It all sounds like lots of fun. xx

Chookyblue...... said...

what a fun time.........nice to meet Marina.....great excuse to go to the city......

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