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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Do you ever...?

Do you ever stride purposefully into a room of your house and then stop...because you realise you've forgotten the reason why you wanted to go to that room???
Do you ever open the fridge door and realise you can't remember what you wanted to get out of the refrigerator?
Do you ever go grocery shopping with a list and then not get the item first on the list? (ha ha! I now write that item again somewhere else in the list!)
Do you ever drop in prescriptions to the chemist and then do some shopping...and then drive off home without going back to collect and pay for the medicines???
Well I do, and have done, all of these things and more! But last Thursday was a first...
I had had a lovely day with 2 friends at the Queensland Art Gallery and after I had been home for a while, I realised that something was missing...I found this disc in my handbag...



Yep! I had not collected my bag from the cloak room. I had put an umbrella and a pair of sunglasses in my bilum to cover any eventuality in the weather and had checked the bag into the cloakroom when Cheryl and I had arrived at the gallery.
So on Friday, after a call to the gallery, I had another trip into the city to collect my bag and hand back the disc! Luckily, because I had rung, my bilum/bag had been put to one side and not sent to Lost property; that would have entailed a bit more work to get my property back. DH drove me into the city, dropped me off near the museum, and then drove around South Brisbane while I raced inside.

The bilum that DH bought me while he worked in PNG for AusAid...

Umbrella and sunnies back after spending the night in the QAG! lol
Dear DH then detoured a bit on the drive home...we had never been to the Police Barracks Redevelopment at Petrie Terrace, so DH suggested a stop there...it's very nice there with a mix of shops, cinemas and some very interesting looking cafes and restaurants, including a favourite of ours, The French Twist...I love their cafe at Chermside...so we went into the Barracks' one for coffee. This cafe is on the ground floor of the historical former police barracks and the building has been beautifully restored.




Here are some other photos from a website...


The old brick building sat unused and unloved for so many years...


So I guess if I had have remembered to pick up that bag from the cloakroom on Thursday, I would have missed out on spending a pleasant half hour or so at 'The Barracks' on Friday afternoon . :-) 

5 comments:

Dorothy said...

That is so funny Maria and yes, you were lucky that they didn't send your bag to lost property. You and DH seem to be having adventures all the time - such fun !! xox

Susan said...

I suspect you would have missed the bilum more than your sunglasses or umbrella. I think you were just so busy discussing the fun day you had you got side tracked!! Maybe they should provide those discs on a chain that you can put around your neck.
Good story Maria. And yes I do all those things too.

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Yes Maria, I do that too. Leave name tags on regularly. I don't always wear a name tag! Ha ha. Just at workshops. I love the pics of your visit to The Barracks. Great cinema there too.

angela said...

Ok I haven't done thwt , but I'm sure thwt day is coming fast. But the other day I saw a lady at the supermarket and I recognised her face. She knew me and we said hello but I still don't know who she was! It's been bugging me ever since!

Noela said...

I do that all the time, glad I am not the only one. You did have a lovely day though so maybe a method in your madness. Hugs.......