Following on from yesterday’s Part One post about our trip to Brisbane here’s Part Two! The bonus shots are all up on the Facebook page now so click to have a look if you still want more even after all of these haha!

Clearly Bergamot didn’t mind the bugs in the spa as much as I did 😉

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We woke up bright, early and ready to do fun things the next morning. It’s really hard not to wake up early when you’re boyfriend refuses to close the curtains so he can photograph the sunrise >_<VioletLeBeauxP1010725_1213 copy

This is the furnace that James had so much trouble lighting. To be honest it really wasn’t particularly cold but I think his need to light it was more of a masculine thing >_<

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This is the chair that just about every one who visited our cabin fell off of! Stupidest design ever, if you even leaned slightly left or right it would over balance on the front leg XD

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We spent the morning at James’ parents cabin deciding a plan of action for the day watching tv.

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In the end we took a trip to the Maleny Handicraft Markets which were full of interesting and delicious things. James bought some home made jam, I bought a home made pie. YUM. We were excited to see there was a competition but less excited when it was for children under 12.

Bergamot made a little friend though, the loveliest lady ever was holding a stall where she made tiny little stuffed animals and she gave me a little rabbit to be friends with Bergamot. I can’t find the photo of it at the moment so I’ll take some more and include them in the next Snapshots. Seriously it’s adorable though.

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We found this lizard hiding under one of the cars *_*

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Next we all headed to a French cafe for lunch, I ate a lot of food on this trip 😀

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There were beautiful roses everywhere inside and it was actually a flower and garden shop outside too.

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James’ Dad bought me the prettiest bracelet as a present from the markets! Totally love it and totally love that one of the charms is a sack of money 😀 I think it’s telling me I should get a striped jumpsuit and start robbing banks!

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I had a camembert and cranberry baguette. LOVE everything about camembert.

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James’ Dad loved the bowl of coffee because it reminded him of when he lived in France. I couldn’t imagine drinking a bowl of coffee!

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On the way home James pulled over so he could take pretty panoramas.

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I was less interesting and took photos of cows…

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The drive home was quite dangerous because it stormed the whole time but we made it in one piece.

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So everyone celebrated with fudge and cheese that we bought from a factory up the mountain 😀

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A mouse (who I suspect was named James) took a bite out of my camembert >:( Damn James shaped  mice.

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Courtney and James remained classy by giving each other temporary tattoos in the most badass way they could.VioletLeBeauxP1010955_1236 copy

Then we had a nice big pre-Christmas dinner.

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Omg seriously I have problems saying no to food.

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James has problems saying no to key lime pie.

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This was the pie I bought at the markets!

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I played my theme song on their piano and failed pretty miserably XD

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The next day we drove into the city to meet up with a lot of friends and eat even more. We stopped in at my favorite restaurant of all time: Kwan Yin Tea House.

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It’s still as delicious as I remember it!

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It’s vegetarian but they have fake meat, so the first time I took James there I was sure he would hate it and I lied and told him it was real meat XD He loved it so much he was all “OMG LET’S COME BACK TOMORROW!”. It was hilarious telling him it was actually all fake!

Fake pork with maple syrup, YUM!

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So much food and so cheap too!

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They have a photoboard for people who’ve eaten the most food haha, the most any one person has ordered is $64.10 XD

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I’m even up the back of one of the photos because we had a party there once! This was back when I wore Lolita, I’m in the middle with black hair in white/blue.

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The lady who owns it is so nice too, when I told her how much I missed the food she gave me the card of her best friend who owns a restaurant in Melbourne to go try!

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Some Brisbane architecture to break it all up a bit, this is my favorite building in town.

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We went to my Dad’s house after that where in James and Dad talked about boring camera stuff.

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I was more interested in his dog Ruby 😀

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Typically when I tell him to take a photo with Bergamot this is what I get.

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A few days earlier James was trying to take a nice portrait of us with a flower and this happened. No idea where I get it from.

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More Brisbane architecture. I think the old buildings are fewer and far between than Melbourne but they are still nice!

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Classiest photo of James EVER.

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We wandered around the city for a while and took in all of the pretty decorations. It was funny how everything had changed but also nothing had really changed in the year and a half we’ve been gone.

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We then had coffee with the awesome Yolly from Shopping Intervention, some of the other Bris bloggers were going to come too but I think it was a bit late by the time we found a place.

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After that was dinner at Pancake Manor with Susie and Zac, we had such fond memories of this place but it’s gone really down hill 🙁

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It used to be that the service was terrible (like we waited over an hour to have our order taken before walking out once) but the food was great, now the service has improved (they asked about our meal like 5 times) but the food sucked >_<

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Zac and James unintentionally dressed to match 😀

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Too cute!

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We bought cotton candy from a vending machine while it played the song “I want Candy”. Best $2 I ever spent 😀

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Then we got to visit Susie’s new place and see her creepy light fixture of evilness.

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Cutest couple ever.

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On the last day I continued my long running feud with Karl the Magpie at James’ parents house. He tried to swoop me but went straight into the window. Karl and I have a long history. What a jerk.

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Damn you Karl!

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We went to a business meeting and the lady had her adorable puppy wandering around! He looked just like the puppy I had as a child!

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Then we decided to drive for several hours (literally) to another Big Chief Burger so James could get his special burger XD

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He didn’t notice until after ordering but they have a special challenger burger, next time this wall will be ours!

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This is what a completely contented man looks like:

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I don’t even remember taking this but… cute puppy!

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I got to stop by Vanity Box’s retail store too and drool over all of the make up!

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After that it was a mad rush to the airport, some cheesecake with James parents and we were on the flight home!

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It was a really lovely trip and I can’t believe how many awesome photos came out of it. Looking back on them has been really fun!

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Have you guys been on any trips lately? I know I have to go back to Brisbane again soon but I really want to travel more internationally rather than domestically this year 😀

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