From my Instagram feed, you probably already worked out that I was: A. not getting rained on in Perth over the weekend; but rather B. treating my vitamin D-depleted body to some sunshine on the Gold Coast. I'm going to go ahead & rub it in by mentioning that the weather was magnificent - so lovely, in fact, that it was a shame that most of my time was spent indoors learning about hearts & stuff like that. Although I've got to hand it to the cardiac society - they do put on a good conference! (read: it was med student heaven - we had food coming out of our ears).
What time I did have off, however, was spent lapping up said rays of mid-Winter happiness at the beach, Seaworld, and various Asian restaurants (where surprisingly good Japanese, Korean & Chinese were hunted down & devoured). We also put to rest some shopping urges at the Harbour Town which stomps all over Perth's reincarnation. Good timing, as I packed TOO LIGHTLY (exhibit A in the photos below) & was running out of clothes - one of the fatal errors that comes with this "capsule wardrobe" obsession of mine. Oh well, I had enough underwear & made it back to Perth in time for my birthday, so I guess it was a great weekend!
A huge thanks to "Golden" Dave who was our tour-guide (& Simon's babysitter).
Also not shown - the Q-team who made weekend education hilarious & very bearable.