Floating Life 4/06 ~ 11/07

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Is it that long ago?

The Empress has sent an edict:

Lest We Forget

31 October 2001


Yum Cha this morning was myself, The Empress, Clive, James, and eventually M, absolutely exhausted and needing the food. It was a good Yum Cha (The Emperor’s Garden service was friendly and excellent). After that M went home to sleep — he starts again tonight at 6 pm, and I went with James and The Empress to the Albury — yes, I was there this Sunday — where we surprised the bar staff by eating barbecued quail that Ian had purchased, and added a Chinese tonic to our beer (it said it could be used in beer) which caused the beer to look like some Jekyll-and-Hyde potion, but actually improved the taste!  — March 4 2001

It is also where M and I first met in July 1990. Is it that long since it closed?

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Written by Neil

October 31, 2007 at 10:42 am

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  1. We may have elbowed each other at the bar. I was a regular at the Albury back in ’90. A friend of mine lived next door (in Barcom Avenue) in a house. Miss 3D, Leggas Galore, Cindy Pastel. I saw Paul Capsis perform there for the first time.

    Sunday arvo’s, lost (dead) friends and beers. Lest We Forget.


    November 1, 2007 at 12:49 am

  2. For a shortish time in 1988-1990 I lived within a stone’s throw of the Albury myself — in Rose Terrace. It was as if the Albury was my lounge room! The James referred to above was also known as Miss Lucy.

    M and I met in the Piano Bar on 12 July 1990.

    One memorable night in the Piano Bar I had the most delightful conversation with (the late) Don Dunstan, former premier of South Australia. What a pleasant man he was.

    Yes, I had some good times in that place.


    November 1, 2007 at 9:26 am

  3. “Yes, I had some good times in that place.”

    Me too Neil, me too. It was also like my lounge room. Don Dunstan, wow. Thanks for sharing this.


    November 1, 2007 at 10:55 pm

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