During this short stay we had a whole heap of fun and thoroughly enjoyed showing them the wonders of Melbourne. Luckily the forecasted rain seemed to stay away and was only about on the Friday so they could see Melbourne in her glory.
We managed to cram a lot of activity in the few days we were together including an introduction to Geordie Shore! It was short but sweet.
Tim and Lorraine spent Friday and Saturday at the GP which meant we went to work on the Friday and enjoyed a Food and Wine event (Crabfest at the Exchange Hotel) on the Saturday.
Saturday evening we had a delicious grazing type meal at The Aylesbury where we worked our way through the feasting menu and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Sunday was spent at the Grand Prix and we managed to squeeze in a yummy Movida lunch beforehand.
A good time was had by all and the fact that we have photos of Tim smiling is proof!
We dropped in a few wineries, picked up some bottles here and there and the Eastwoods also stocked up in preparation for the Port Douglas leg of their trip where they'd be staying in a a self catering apartment. We also enjoyed a second lunch of a shared cheese plate at the Yarra Valley Dairy before heading back to Melbourne.
Tim and Lorraine; we loved having you and sorry we had to rush you out on Tuesday morning for the next set of visitors. Sincerely hope you enjoyed your time in Melbourne, and also the following legs of your trip in Port Douglas and Sydney. Looking forward to hearing all about it in due course!
Weather was bright and sunny, a couple of degrees cooler than the previous year but far better than anticipated given rain had been forecast. During our time at the GP we met up with Claire and Martyn and spend some time catching up with them as well as Steve's friend from work, Andy and his dad.
I enjoyed the GP even if I didn't watch much of it! It was a pleasant afternoon where I laid out on the picnic rug, did some people watching, watched some planes fly over us, watched some fast cars and read my Kindle!
After the competition was over we made our way onto the track and met up with Tim and Lorraine and we headed home before going out for dinner.
I managed three crabs and Steve went through 2 accompanied by fries, potato salad, green salad and other side dishes. Steve certainly drank his moneys worth in beer though!