I don't know why, but our dyke friend insisted we park on eastern side of the railway line at Ormond and walk through the subway to Ormond Thai. I recommend the small restaurant. The food was good, the service very good and the prices were reasonable..........if only they had turned the air-con on. It was too hot for us foreigners. Unlike many most Thai restaurants, it is run by ethnic Thais and not Vietnamese.
Our Brother Friends sat at one end of the table and R at the other, so there was no friction or discomfort. The late Dame M's Boarder attended and amused us with phone photos of his alter ego Jasmine. On Dame M's deathbed, she wrote a cheque for the boarder for $25000 to buy a new car to replace his 1980 Ford Laser, and some seven years later, he finally has, with a very smart Ford Kuga. He retold us about his old Laser's five week holiday. It went missing and he reported it to the police. Five weeks later he received a call from the police to inform him that they had cleared out the people who were living in it and it was at the back of the National Theatre in St Kilda.
Brighton Antique Dealer and myself were outside in the cooling breeze. I snapped this atrocious development. How could council possibly approve its construction, or was it the evil VCAT at work again.