Sunday, April 15, 2007


Twelve Apostles
Twelve Apostles - Great Ocean Road, Victoria

We had a great Easter break. Flew down to Melbourne with C & J, and met up with H & D. Our plan was to stay the night at D's place in Ballarat, before heading south to do the Great Ocean Road drive to Apollo Bay where we were staying.

It was a wonderful holiday - days were spent enjoying the surprisingly warm weather on the beach, seeing the Twelve Apostles and taking in the picturesque scenery. Evenings were spent in front of a fire, enjoying hilarious conversation and delicious home-cooked meals courtesy of H & D over a few bottles of wine.

On a side note, J & I bid at an auction yesterday, our first attempt. It was a beautiful one bedroom apartment in a gorgeous art deco building in Darlinghurst. With high ceilings, a separate sunroom and original features, it reminded us so much of New York. It was down to the wire between us and another buyer, who had the annoying habit of increasing his bid in first $1,000, then $500 increments.

Eventually we hit our limit, and even (gasp) went over it by $4,000 (which is a big no-no when it comes to bidding apparently, so yes that was my fault). The apartment sold for just under $500K, which in retrospect is crazy money. Now I know what they mean about getting caught in the moment.

Still, it was a great experience, and I think J & I did pretty well. Some people who attended the auction actually stopped by and told us we did a great job with our bidding and poker face. Funny thing was J was sweating like a mad man, and I thought I was going to have a heart attack.

It's a bit of a bummer, but I'm a firm believer in fate, so we'll just keep looking.


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