Is it that long ago?

31 Oct

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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3 responses to “Is it that long ago?

  1. Denys

    November 1, 2007 at 12:49 am

    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.

  2. ninglun

    November 1, 2007 at 9:26 am

    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.

  3. Denys

    November 1, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    “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.

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