I know what you’re thinking. You’re all wondering how much Baileys is left right? And how can I call this “Girls Gone Mild” when there’s Baileys???
Let me educate the uninformed.
When you give a bunch of women (who normally don’t drink) a shot or two of Bailey’s, it very quickly becomes a “Girls Gone Mild” night with some of us not even making it to the end of The Bachelor (save the jokes, I get it – The Bachelor would put anyone to sleep)
But the early night meant that a couple of us were ready very early for the 24 hour gym!
The gym has more than treadmills but that was the only thing I was interested in. It’s a nice huge area but there are no televisions. We made do with Netflix/podcasts on our phones and we definitely appreciated the gym, television or not.
Like any city, there is a lot of poverty around and it just breaks your heart.
Every now and then my sister especially, is moved to speak to one of them and share what she has with them.
Yesterday she met Craig who she had a little chat with and she had some left over food with her so she left that with him.
Yes I know there’s a whole debate about why there’s a homeless situation in the first place but I know that at the very least, this guy’s day was a little better for that moment.
Today we were adamant that we weren’t going to do anything else until we went to DFO.
It was such a nice day that we decided to walk down there.
Snapping a few pics along the way of course….
We walked along at our own place and were soon sitting in the DFO Food Court Area.
We hadn’t thought to look up the time the shops opened and were 30 minutes early.
Perfect time for a yoghurt parfait if you ask me.
My daughter, sister and I were eager to start shopping and had been counting down the seconds to 10 o’clock.
My mother and sister in law were more relaxed and just happy to be out and about and if a bargain presented itself, all the better.
But thankfully they were happy enough to sit and wait for us while we tried on just about everything we put our hands on.
Speaking of trying this on, here are a few pictures of things we may or may not have bought…
With regards to the pic on the most right, in my defense, after a couple of hours taking off and putting on your jeans, if you don’t have to take them all the way off, leaving them at your ankles is fine enough. (Have you got a certain Nickelback song going through your head right now????)
Hubby, who tried hard to invite himself but is sadly not on this trip (I don’t think he understands what a “girl’s shopping trip” means) wanted to shout us all a birthday meal in honour of my mum’s birthday. So sweet – and as we passed Sam Sam (Korean restaurant on Swanston st) my daughter got super excited and that was enough for her nonna to say “Let’s go here” and what a good choice it was!
Some of us had never had Bibimbap (bottom right) so four of us ordered it!! And it was just so good!!!
The next mandatory stop was the Dangerfield outlet store, with a few more pics along the way. Hubby look away now because if first base is hand holding I got to first base with this guy (below). I think he was puckering up for a kiss too. Bit forward.
After a few more hours of shopping (and some fabulous purchases) we saw this sign above a store.
Before I knew it, the words “in other words, old and fat” came out of my mouth. What I didn’t know, was that the owner of the store whose sign this was, was standing in the doorway. Suffice to say, she was not impressed.
We were getting overdue for a drink break so found ourselves in one of the lovely malls and stopped for some dessert and drinks.
We were going to stop at Hopetoun Tea rooms (pic left) but it was too crowded so we moved on. I can’t remember the name of the place but when we told the waitress that it was my mum’s birthday, she brought out a candle and helped us sing! She was so lovely.
The desserts, coffee/tea and wine were pretty good too!
And a few more pics of us because why take the pictures otherwise?
On the way back to the apartment I was approached for money in a unique way so I gave him a bit of time.
He told me he was an Aussie legend (yes self proclaimed) and involved or responsible for the Ocean’s Eleven movie.
He said he was trying to produce a new movie that was a comedy along the line of “Shameless”.
I didn’t have any cash on me but I was interested to hear how he was going to spin this plug for money.
My mum, being mumma bear, finally had enough and got between us and said “we don’t have anything to give you” and I’m pretty sure there were curse words being spoken behind me as we walked on without him. Ah well. Who carries cash with them these days anyhow??
I’m pretty sure it’s going to be another night of Netflix and The Bachelor but we’ve had such a full day, nobody is complaining!! Plus, we have an abundance of shopping bags strewn about the apartment that are a testament to the great day we have already had!!
So please excuse me, I have some organising to do!