Friday, October 24, 2014

Catering & Lake Eacham

After job searching on the internet for a few hours in the afternoon, and having an early dinner with Louis on Thursday, I headed off to work for the evening.  I was able to get some one-off work helping serve canapes at an event catered by Alfresco's Catering (Shoko's partner Paul owns or operates the company -not entirely sure which- and they needed someone to help out for the night).  It was the easiest $100 I ever made.  Hand out little appetizers and clear away empty glasses from tables, easy-peasy.  The food that I tried was fantastic, they make some of the best bruschetta I've ever tasted.

Yesterday, after a quiet morning in reception, I headed off with Rav to the tablelands.  He decided I should see the crater lakes and chose Lake Eacham for a visit.  It's a beautiful drive up through the Gillies Range (The Gillies Range is a section of the chain of summits south of Cairns that separate the Far North Queensland coastal plain from the interior Atherton Tableland), if you don't get car sick.
 Thankfully, I do not, but when his family had visited his Mom hadn't fared as well.  We sat and talked a while, getting our daily dose of Vitamin D, took a swim, and then near sunset headed along the path on the side of the lake to watch the turtles.
  I couldn't believe how clear the water was; even though we were several feet above the water we could still see extremely well.  The sun setting over the lake was beautiful, and the drive back down the mountains towards Cairns, with the colors of the setting sun softly covering the fields in a warm glow, reminded me of home.
 Later today I'm heading to Tjapukai to ask about a job opening; Agatha's friend never called me about a job and Agatha told me she's working today, so I'm going to catch the bus out there and see what's going on.

1 comment:

  1. The food was great! We had a small party (40-50 people) and I was pretty last minute with the planning. The only issue we had was having to wait a long time to get a quote back, but once we did we decided to go ahead with them and we had a lot of compliments on the food at our party. They were able to do an Irish themed lunch menu and it turned out great. Easy to work with. For more information