Rubbing shoulders

posted on November 28, 2006 in Australia,Travel

Mission Beach is another typically beautiful stretch of the Queensland coastline that we decided to grace with our presence. It’s a small place with a population of a little over 1000. We pulled Vic (the beast) into a caravan park just set back from the beach and spent the day chilling out, maxing, relaxing and shooting some B-Ball. That evening we go out for a few drinks.

So, we’re stood around talking politics when I give the bar a casual sweep. I stop midsweep, utterly fixated by one woman. ‘Who the heck is that?’. Then it hits me. My excitement is quite uncontainable. I turn very slowly to the guys “Don’t look now,” I said, “but right behind me is whats-her-face out of Neighbours.” All three look. Yep, Steph aka Carla Bonner was right there in the flesh. As you can imagine I was fairly close to losing my head. But, as if that wasn’t enough, the guy who played Jack Scully was also there. Ok, so he couldn’t act his way out of a paper bag, but that didn’t matter, for he was right there in real life. Like, not on the telly, but real.

We didn’t feel like pestering them so, unfortunately, there is no photographic evidence but I’m pretty sure I didn’t dream it (about 80% anyway). Lewis said a ‘hello’ to Carla but she looked at him as if he had asked to smell her hair.

I fear that everything hereafter will pale in comparison to our Neighbours encounter. Amen.



  1. whoaaa, first you miss our annual tennis match(its 2-1 to me btw) then you go to asia and austria? you should ve gone to austia first cause its really cold there now, becuase of the winds from the alps, oh yes, who is the geography king?
    have a good time or as they say in austria, bon voyage, adios amigo, oh yes, who is the international now?
    here are some phrases you may find usful…

    “Geen meneer alstublieft heb ik nodig beide mijn testicals” if those austrians get too friendly

    “no señor, por favor, el estómago sólo puede tener un kg de cocain” i find this one most usful if you plan on going to columbia

    Comment by amin — December 6, 2006 @ 12:49 am

  2. Your advice is useful and also carries a chance of landing me in prison – always a laugh. We’ll have to reschedule the epic tennis event for next Summer. Tickets go on sale soon.

    Comment by Ciaran — December 9, 2006 @ 1:00 am

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