My afternoon today was dedicated to impulse bargain hunting in my favourite hiking shop "Kathmandu". They offered up to 60% discount on winter clothes collection, perfect for current skiing season in Australia. No more driving to Fortitude Valley for the Kathmandu Winter sale for me! They have just opened a brand new Kathmandu branch in the revamped and extended Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. It is quite surprising how lavish our once humble Indooroopilly Shopping Centre has become. Marble floors, new designer shops, such as Crocs, RM Williams, Pumpkin Patch, and exciting restaurants, such as Ole Fuego (Spanish Tapas).
Finding a parking spot, when going to a Brisbane shopping centre can be challenging, especially in Indooroopilly (because unlike other shopping centres, it is free!). Let me give you a tip - I go at around 3.00 pm. This is when most of the people finished their lunches and their shopping and are heading back home to prepare for a night on the town... or something else. It is not too early and not too late. No problem with parking at all.
After my shopping adventure, I had to go out to get to my car and I saw an unusual, angry looking orange cloud above Mt Coot-ha... Then sudden storm dumped nearly eight millimetres of rain on Brisbane in half-an-hour. I think the most intense downpour was during my 10 minute drive back home. I usually try to slow down, when these storms happen (and they happen), as you can hardly see anything. When it's really bad, I park under cover, or follow the lights of the car in front of me.
According to Brisbane Times, "at its peak, weather zone meteorologist, Drew Casper-Richardson said Brisbane copped 3.6mm in just 10 minutes, while Archerfield Airport recorded the heaviset downpour, with 5.8mm falling there in just 10 minutes".