I’ve been quiet because we’ve been out. My birthday is coming up and well hubby thought he’d give me my pressie early.

We went to see Aladdin. Dress circle. It was at Her Majesty Theatre. It’s not as pretty as the Regent Theatre on Collins

http://www.hmt.com.au/

https://marrinergroup.com.au/venues/regent-theatre

Then we went to a rooftop bar for drinks. https://bourkestreetimperial.com/

then walkies to have a midnight snack at Supper Inn.

The lanes are all lit up.

Crown Casino

They had a Christmas special where all the baubles open up at different time.

We had a go on the pokies . Popped in $20. We lost near half when we hit the jackpot . Since it’s a 2c machine we made most of our money back with only a $1.85 donation to Crown.

Our bed this morning. Their mattress is so comfy 😍

The Intercontinental . Still my favourite hotel.

https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/melbourne/melha/hoteldetail

We hopped on the tram and went to South Melbourne Market.

Had coffee here at Padre’s. They make their coffees nice and strong.

Bought an almond croissant and a canelles at Agathe’s patisserie.

We had a dozen oysters from Aptus.

Hubby had half a lobster tail mornay also from Aptus. I got a paella to share. He had a white wine . I had a sangria.

In all our brunch costed us about $50 each.

Coffee $8

Almond croissant and canelles $10

Oysters $21

Lobster $24

Paella , wine , sangria $31

Considering the hotel’s buffet breakfast was $42 each, we’ve done well.

On our way to Melbourne Central to catch our train back home.