Breakfast at Main Beach with Friends family Surfers Paradise
Friends family Surfers Paradise starting with my brother Warren his lovely daughter Laura & his friend we call Mumbles. Another incredibly busy year for travel including Belem at the mouth of the mighty Amazon , Fortaleza on the north coast of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Buzios, Cabo Frio & another great trip to Tuscany & Portofino.
Two trips to Sydney including a terrific family Xmas & one trip to Melbourne for an AFL weekend. Yes, 2006 was another great year.
This is not a travel blog just a personal photo collection from 2006.
My niece Laura is a terrific singer & dancer trying to break into the big time. She won a scholarship to preform in New York which like myself she has fallen in love with the city.
My beautiful home at 106 Upton St Bundall, 4217
I designed & had my beautiful waterfront home built in 1990, I made a huge mistake in 2004 when I added a 2nd floor, it made it difficult to sell because it was too big for the average family, 500 M2 with seven bedrooms & five bathrooms. Oh well, it’s not the first major mistake in my life and it won’t be the last.
Lunch with Rossco at Omeros Brothers.
Good friend Ross Kennedy & I at Omeros Brothers, one of the best restaurants on the Gold Coast.
Lobster Morney with Rossco at Omeros Bros.
The food here is always excellent.
Dave & Janice Hoskot
Drinks on my jetty with the Hoskots, Janice is an Australian girl & Dave is American, for a number of years he was a back up drummer for Bob Dylan.
A rose between two thorns.
Asuka on the left was a lovely Japanese girl from Osaka who was studying on the Gold Coast and renting a room in my home.
Smokey & Lars shitteter, Janice Hoskot & Randy Fuse.
The Shitteter’s & I were good friends for many years, but in 2013 they placed my firmly on their blacklist for various infractions, you will see some others they have also placed on the list in following photos, it’s nice to have company. 🙂
Here is a classic “black list” photo.
That’s Smokey at the front & four of the other six people including myself have been banished to her & Lars Shitteter’s blacklist for quite a long time, as I said before it is nice to have company. 🙂 This particular day was a happy one, I have a small tradition where for many years on Good Friday I invite friends over for lunch.
Here is our Good Friday feast.
Beautiful Gold Coast fresh seafood & leg ham, salad & freshly baked bread.
Birthday lunch for Noel Smith.
At Carmody’s restaurant at the Southport Sharks club to celebrate Noel Smith’s birthday.
Sadly we have lost Noel and Ron Collier, RIP.
Xmas lunch at Melbas with the usual suspects
Greg Craig, Mike Nidrie & Noel Smith (RIP) are all regular drinking buddies of mine at Melbas.
Beautiful smile at Melbas
Melbas always hires gorgeous girls.
Xmas lunch, the tradition continues
Xmas lunch at Melbas with Lars Shitteter & Dave Hoskot, I first started drinking at Melbas on January 1st 1982 when some friends & I flew from Sydney after a huge NYE on Sydney Harbour when my boat was peppered with falling sky rockets because I stupidly anchored in the drop zone.
Red wine at Melbas
Sudzi was one of the Melbas managers, in January 2008 we met up in Brazil for Carnival.
Dave is a terrific fellow & is the son of the owner & founder of Melbas Paul Alan.
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Jim Bell & Dave Allen
Jim Bell rented a room in my home for 13 years, that’s what I call a long term tenant.
Breakfast on Chevron Island with Brian Rawnsley.
Brian is a Brisbane guy I met in Thailand, here we are at Tigerlilly on Chevron Island one of my breakfast haunts.
The girls in our footy tipping club.
I ran a AFL tipping competition for 10 years, here we are at the end of year dinner.
And the winner is……..
My great friend Ross Kennedy aka “Shoeless Joe Jackson”.
My brother Ian’s 50th birthday.
Friends family gathered for Ian’s 50th birthday, here is Bryan another brother given one of his famous speeches.
Family breakfast on Chevron Island.
Two of my Brothers Bryan & Warren, Bryan’s wife Lynn & daughter-in-law Maisie.
This is Elliot, another little Herd.
Maisie’s cute little kid.
Lars & Smokey Shitteter marry at Saks restaurant.
A great venue for a wedding on the Broadwater at Marina Mirage.
Wedding guests at Saks.
Niggle Stopsgiving standing next to me is now firmly on the Lars Shitteter‘s black list, his lady of 10 years beautiful Randy on the far right and he sadly are still doing battle. The name Geoff Pilkington’s wife eludes me & ?????
I met these two lovely Japanese girls at Broadbeach.
Their names were Nemo & Nami, naturally I took them home to my house for lunch. 🙂
Vannessa & I at Tamborine Mountain.
It was not the fact she was excited to see me, it was very cold in the mountains. 🙂
Melbourne Cup day drinks at Melbas
David Robertson & Phil Thomson at Melbas on Melbourne Cup day watching all the gorgeous fillies getting flyblown. 🙂
Harley Bradstreet, one of my oldest friends.
Harley was preparing to leave Brisbane after a another disastrous business experience. When describing Harley, Larry Wilson a mutual friend once said “anyone can have a bad decade”. Which fitted Harley to a tee, over the many years I have known him this nice harmless fellow seemed to stumble from one disaster to another. On my boat on our eventful NYE in 1981 when rockets were falling from the sky, who was the first guy to get hit by one? Harley Bradstreet of course. 🙂 Thanks for visiting my friends family & others from 2006, check out the slideshow.
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