Thursday, February 18, 2010

Still Here...Just Busy…In the Meantime

Travelling for work can be a drag. The early mornings to catch the first flights and the sometimes long drives can be quite draining. But I must say there’s a part of me that actually revels in all these. There’s still much to enjoy in spite of…

I’m quite busy at the moment finalising the month’s reports. In the meantime, enjoy a photo collection of my recent trip to Gladstone



Early morning cab ride to the airport


Usual breakfast at the club


View from my window


Breakfast on board


Car for the day


Car for the day


Detour (breakfast) before going to the office


It was a gloomy stormy day (Barney Beach)

Rainwater rush


Oysters Tropical – Mango sabayon grilled with coconut


Rib on the Bone – served with a rich red wine and mushroom sauce


Vanilla Crème Brule with Compote of Berries (the best i've had to date)


The evening's entertainment


The evening's entertainment


Breakfast the next day

Blueberry cheesecake treat at the office (Happy Anniversary Catherine!)


Afternoon snack on board (flight back to BNE)


My beverage of choice

8 comments:

Gabriella said...

Dear Beancounter, your post was so close to home. I have done been traveling by myself for a long time since I was a kid, and it's sometimes the reason why I am so "cultured" i suppose. Or maybe just appreciative of down to earth things like having breakfast on land! I know the mornings driving to the airport and the in-flight breakfast all too well. One thing I DID wish I had was the DVD you watched, Eat, Drink, Man, Woman. How was it? Also, never flew to Australia but thought the people from there were so nice! Thank you for sharing.
Cheers, Gaby
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The Beancounter said...

hello there Gabriella! Thanks for dropping by!

The movie was great... it's one of my all time favourites... the downside is you feel so hungry (for chinese food) while/after watching it...

Julie A. Cox said...

Wow, I'd NEVER think to put coconut on oysters! Interesting.

The Beancounter said...

I prefer my oysters natural but it wasn't on the menu that evening... the coconut and the mango were a nice touch... a bit too sweet for me though...

cusinera said...

I love the food pics...that dvd is one of my favourite food movies, I love the dad's kitchen, when I feel uninspired cooking I usually watch the dvd, it always picks me up. I love the art part of cooking!

ps. that blueberry cheesecake looks so yummy ha...ingit ako..lol..

The Beancounter said...

thanks cusinera...

the movie is very inspiring indeed...

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

This is a great peek in the life of a road warrior. I sometimes envy people who travel for work - since it's for free and you rack up those air miles, wow! Did you get to see "Up In The Air?"

The Beancounter said...

can't wait to see that film Nomad... but I would have to wait for the DVD as i'm limited to kids movies of late...

i am very grateful indeed that i get to travel for work... might not be to very glamourous destinations (like the places you've been) but i still am very thankful...