Arghhh !! The most stressful times for students have arrived ( all uni students in Australia will understand me ; ) And certainly we are all being real book worms trying to absorb contents of thick textbooks and piles of lecture notes!

In the meantime, very interesting events have been taking place and being all about ‘study-work-study – a bit of relaxing’ balance I couldn’t miss them.

First, of course, one of the most significant celebration – fun days for the entire Australian population – Melbourne Cup (How can you miss Malbourne Cup – perfect excuse to dress up and drink champagne in the middle of the week at mid-day??).

I was lucky to enjoy the day to the full, with a 3-hour eating indulgence with the views on the beautiful Brisbane River (big thanks to my boss;)) at the Organic Char! (really wanted ?to take home ?some of the chocolate truffles that were served for dessert -again I got impressed with chocolate the most! )

Even though my horse did not win (probably Drunken Sailor wasn’t the wisest choice), I had lots of fun embracing real Australian cultural event! And already looking forward to the next year’s Melbourne Cup!

On the weekend I got a chance to visit one of my favourite Brisbane’s precincts – Southbank and check out the recently opened Spanish restaurant – Ole.

Despite being a ‘newby’ it was very busy, apparently it has already gained good reputation. The concept of tapas and sharing of food is really appealing to the groups and friend gatherings.

I can’t really judge the authenticity of food (have already told my Spanish friends in Brisbane that we need to go together for an ‘expert evaluation’) , but we really enjoyed it, even though at first it seemed that the choice is quite limited. However, the concept is great and Sangria is amazing! : )

And on Sunday we had the best time with the ambassadors at the Movie World and Paradise Country!

It was a warm,sunny day and we really had a fun day all together – the long-awaited catch up combined with the inflow of adrelanie from all the rides made all of us forget about the exams!