An hour at Southbank in Brisbane.

After a lovely midday meal of fish and chips in the company of friends at the Swampdog on Vulture Street, His Royal Highness, Amanda and I adjourned to the Cineplex on Southbank to catch “Prometheus”. At $8.50 for an adult and $4.50 for children to watch a 2D movie, this has to be the cheapest cinema in all of Australia!

Since we had an hour to kill, we decided to take a stroll around the surrounding parklands. As you can see from the picture, Amanda dispensed with decorum by climbing into a tree. Later His Royal Highness had a lie-down on the grass while I moseyed over to the gigantic “Epicurious?” sign, where I dug the brain of a Plant Up employee for my story on the Southbank Corporation’s “Regional Flavours” event.

Amanda in the tree at Southbank parklands.

Amanda in the tree at Southbank parklands.

I was tempted to get ice cream at Movenpicks nearby but had to hold that thought since in the manner of all loving Asian parents, mine had told me to watch my weight. I’m small by Australian standards but back in the East, where only the newly-rich are grossly overweight, they subscribe to a different set of weights.