Friday Date Day

Jack and I did a quick trip up to Brisbane today for date day.

He’s been wanting to take me to The Build and Design Centre for quite some time and there is a Motorcycle exhibition currently showing at the Gallery of Modern Art, coupled with lunch it makes for a great escape for the day.

We spent a good couple hours in the Build and Design Centre and think we’ve finally agreed on bench tops and cabinets for kitchen refit along with a sensational new look to the kitchen window and sliding door to the bar area.

Success!! Future plans sorted for that space. Quick and easy design choice!

So many great ideas in there and you go through, circling numbers on a card of items you are interested in – anything from door handles to screens, bricks, windows, kitchens, fans, heaters and much much more!!

At the end they give you some samples depending on product and every brochure for product you’ve selected.

From there we found a park and headed for beer and burgers at Grill’d just between the build centre and a short walk to the Gallery.

Mary’s Kebab burger (yes it’s lamb!)

Now let’s walk off the lunch!

Walking through the entrance from the art gallery and beyond there is a spectacular whale display overhead and dinosaur bones inside.

Mama and baby
T-Rex with an Aussie kangaroo in front 🤣

From here it’s across to the Gallery of Modern Art to the Motorcycle exhibition. Wow!

So many different makes and models. Jack reminisces about one he had. They remind me of Uncle Bill and Aunty Shirley and their bikes. Some we have just seen on restoration shows this past couple of weeks. Very uncanny.


From Triumphs, Norton’s and Harleys, to Moto Guzzi, BSA and Velocette.

1908 Indian Single C’Dora
1940 Triumph Speed Twin
1929 Norton CSI
1948 Moto Guzzi Super Alce
1969 BSA Rocket 3
1969 Velocette Sportsman

From steam, all the way through to concept electric. Road bikes to dirt bikes, tourers and racers, the exhibition was really well put together, beautifully displayed and well worth the visit.

1871 Perreaux Steam Velocipede
2019 CAKE Kalk OR
1994 Ducati M900 Monster
1926 Indian Hillclimber
1991 BMW R100GS Paris M-Dakar Rally
Toby Price – 2016 KTM Rally 450 Dakar – he won his first Dakar Rally on this and has one multiple Finke desert races.

Had a great day, before retiring back to the Buckle Saloon.

Hope you are all well in this crazy world.

Kat xo

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