Sunday, June 17, 2007

INSOMNIACS...

Last night we went out to a 40th Birthday in the suburb of Ascot Vale in Melbourne. The place was great. The service was warm and friendly, and good company came to celebrate our friend Koulla's 40th. Her friend was the DJ and he played 70's and 80's music, and a small portion of the night, towards the end, was Greek music. I danced almost all of the night, it was great.
Apparently, they get some pretty good gigs in there, mostly home grown musos... and Sunday's after 3pm is Jazz Time.... too good!!!
Getting home just after midnight, Mia has come down with the croup...an awful virus it is. It is the first time she has ever had it, I am hoping it will not last as long as it has when her brother used to get it. Anyhow, I leave you all with a couple of pictures of the bar we went to, and I am off to work the afternoon. Catch up on all the great comments on the last post tomorrow, which is our Monday here.



Mezzanine looking down over the bar area.
Back of the mezzanine looking to the front of the bar.

17 comments:

rosemary said...

Hum, a pink bar....sounds like you had fun. 40 is a good age...

Cazzie!!! said...

Rosemary, yes, exactly my sentiments there, when we drove down the road looking for the venue, it stuck out like the preverbial dog's balls...a bright pink neon sign saying Insomniacs..and very pink and red and cosy inside. LOL

Middle Child said...

Sounds like a good time ... all that olde worlde music (my era) and greek music to boot...what more could you wish for?

Middle Child said...

"stuck out like dog's balls" ha ha ha ha...Don's favourite...

Rebecca said...

Hi Cazzie,
I've never heard of older kids getting croup for the first time. I had it as a kid, and my youngest had it from basically baby stage. I guess you learn something new everyday.
HooRoo
Rebecca

Cazzie!!! said...

MC, yes, "I think you better knock knock knock on wood"..aahhh, loved dancing to this with my mum...all those songs..awesome!!
LOL at don's fav quote (winks).

Rebecca, I know, they were surprised to see Sarah in there at the Sunshine Hospital a few years back, age 3 with 1st onset of croup. Tom was 18mths, hospitalised twice with it. Nicholas has had it off and on since age 18months too. Mia, it is her first time and it scared her for sure.
Blame their dad for it, LOL, he had it as a kid, last attack age 12.
I guess going to the germ factory twice a week hasn't helped her..kids love to spread viruses.
Most of the children who have croup are under five years old. Because they are small, their airway is narrow; when infection causes swelling of its lining, it becomes even narrower causing difficulty when the child is breathing in. Unlike asthma where the noise is heard upon expiration.
Let's hope it doesn't last all week :(

eric313 said...

I hope your daughter gets well. Illness in any familly member is a downer. My grandmother had a heart attack a few nights ago, and I've been an insomniac worrying about her, since she raised me as much as my mom did.

Glad to have nice reading supplied by nice people about their wonderful land. Thanks Cazzie!!!

LanternLight said...

So did you take the BUS? Is there any BUS related news on the horizon. Lucy and me are curious :-)

farmwifetwo said...

Hope she's feeling better soon.

Sheri

Flat Coke and Flies said...

Oh how I love dancing the night away (great exercise too!) Glad you had fun. Hope Mia gets better soon.

Queenie said...

Hope she's ok . Happy birthday to you looks a great place.

Cazzie!!! said...

eric, huggs to your nanna, I am assuming she is in the great hands of my colleagues in the World. Let her know how much you love her too, she would love that I reckon.

Lantern, other half and I have been so busy working when the other is not, and he has been doing some double shifts too, so no bus news, only that I have found a great group of people who do bu rennos and we all have different makes of bus, yet want similr things in them. So we kind of bounce ideas of of each other that way.

Farmwifwteo, thx :)

Flatcokeandflies, yep, I love dancing, need to do it more often, great exercise too.

Queenie, thaks for the well wishes..oh, it was not my birthday, it was a friends. I am not 40 for another 5 years..then, I am having a massive party with a band!!

The Samstress said...

Love the sounds of that bar, but not so sure I'm into pink! and I love dancing! You'd be fun to run into I reckon!!

Hope Mia is well soon...

Sorry to read about your friend's grandmother having a heart attack. Sending well wishes.

~Sam

P.S. I love the nurse graphic. You are a hoot!

general_boy said...

Hope little Mia is feeling better soon Cazzie. That bar looks coooooooool.

Queenie said...

SORRY!!!!

G-Man said...

That is a nicer place than anywhere in my home town...I hope little better gets better sweetie..xoxo

Cazzie!!! said...

Sam, thanks for stopping by lovey, I kno, it was very very pink.

GB, she has a hoarse vopice right now :(

Queenie, LOL,that is ok, seriously :)

Galen, thanks for the well wishes.