Quickly discovered the river is the link to inner city living in Brisbane. What fun to welcome Sydney visitors Mark Roeder and Janine Bavin. Mark, author of The Big Mo spoke at the Brisbane Writers Festival and stayed to update on my new inner city digs. Janine lunched with us at Mecca Bah a new haunt just beyond Fortitude Valley. Home made pizza [Spit roasted lamb, rocket, yoghurt & sumac and Sardine, caramelised onion, roast tomato & olive] preceded a seriously good tangine with beetroot salad - almost no room for a round of middle eastern ice cream. Almost.