From the Gold Coast to Brisbane I was more than fêted during this past week.A nnie picked me up from the airport at Coolangatta and drove straight to meet the trawler man coming back to port after a night at sea. We buy four of his largest freshly caught spanner crabs straight from the ocean floor. and put them into the Esky, still alive. A delightful smell of the sea permeated through the car all the way home.
I may have watched on lazily as Anne shelled the four of them as my ‘home-coming’ treat, but I was put to work a couple of nights later under Trevor’s watchful eye with the butterflied leg of lamb and Mediterranean vegetables on the BBQ.
It was reassuring to see that Trev’s recent health scare with a stroke that had him in hospital for 5 days hadn’t got in the way of his healthy appetite. Thankfully he is on the road to full recovery again.
Shamelessly, I say that the three of us demolished nearly 1kg of spanner crab meat.
After the Gold Coast sojourn, it’s into the car to drive to Brisbane where Mark and Jenny hosted host us to lunch at their Brisbane home to celebrate Tony’s 82nd birthday – a repast that carries-on through to 8.40 pm.
And this morning, nieces Emily and Lucy came over after breakfast to say hello to their aunt and uncles along with Andrew’s wife Meghann, and her two littlies. Lovely to catch-up after so long.