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Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997

May 13, 2015 by David Herd

Dinner on my Jetty

Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997 Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997, never a dull moment, the year was rather significant heralding the last year I actually had a job. I decided to take a year off work and travel, little did I realise I would never really work again.

In the photo I’m having dinner with friends on my jetty at my beautiful Gold Coast home at 106 Upton St Bundall. On the left is “the Doc” with his 16 yo concubine Rachel, Ross & Mariana Kennedy and Mary Simpson who I recently  found again online living in Amsterdam.

This it not part of my travel blog, just part of my personal photo & travel history from 2000.

Posing in my Porsche

Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997

A few months after this shot Rachel gave the Doc aka Michel Grey the flick & hooked up with Wendell Sailor from the Brisbane Broncos.. 🙂 🙂 🙂

One more did you say?

Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997

How sweet she is.

A great look in front of the fire

Gold Coast life Another name that alludes me, but once again it’s the photo that matters.

Adelaide with old friends

Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997 Grahame Farquhar and Flo and the Brookers in Adelaide, good friends from when I lived in Adelaide in the early 70s. We caught up again when I visited Adelaide in October 2014.

Fatty Francis

Bob Francis Big Bob Francis was a well known DJ, much later he became a “shock Jock” and finally retired in 2013. Robert Neville “Bob” Francis OAM is a former talk back radio presenter on South Australian radio station 5AA. His program aired between 8 pm and 12 midnight weekdays and was rated as Adelaide’s most popular talk back program.

Sadly Bob passed away in 2016, RIP buddy.

Lunch at Lynch’s in South Yarra.

Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997 We have just returned from a trip to Bali where we stayed in Albert Mantello’s beautiful waterfront home. Albert is in the middle beside Paul Lynch who owned the famous restaurant and Ross Ansell a well known Melbourne character.

Albert Mantello and Paul Lynch.

Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997 The guys spent a weekend at my home on the Gold Coast, they both loved their wine. It looks to me like a bottle of Tyrrell’s Long Flat Red. 🙂

 Adele is one very gorgeous babe.

Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997

My last job was a short stint as an editor for a tourist magazine call Today Tonight and Tomorrow. Not much of a job but great side benefits like hiring and photographing sexy babes like Adele. 🙂

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AFL Grand Final

Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997 St Kilda played Adelaide at the MCG in front of 99,645 people and lost by 31 points.

Master Chef

Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997

The semi naked Master chef, chilli mud-crab I caught and cooked myself.

Karen Underwood

Gold Coast life

My lovely ex girlfriend from 1991, after all these years we remained friends.

Sunday session at Upton St Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997

Another Sunday lunch at Upton St.

Jaunita and Butch

Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997

What a beautiful face, and I don,t mean Butch aka Ian Campbell. 🙂

 Jaunita featured in my Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997

Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997

Absolutely beautiful.

 Donna Turner

Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997

Another smoking hot babe, she certainly made my kitchen look glamorous. 🙂

Lets finish as we started

Wonderful Gold Coast life 1997 Relaxing in the spar with Simone, a gorgeous girl and a bottle of Stollies, Gold Coast life in 1997 was pretty bloody good. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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