A long weekend

Like everyone else on the planet, I love a long weekend. There is something so delightful about getting to Sunday night and realising that you don’t have to be in the office the following morning. Bliss. Serious bliss.

This weekend we down here in Australia (apparently with the exception of Perth for some reason) celebrated the Queen’s Birthday. Even though the actual Queen’s Birthday is not in June. It’s weird. But I will not object to a day at home.

It wasn’t a terrible eventful weekend but it was lovely nonetheless… here are a few photos of this and that…

Homemade lemonade- The Local Burger Co

I remembered to order the homemade lemonade at The Local Burger Co. on Friday night. Tangy, delicious and super cute!

Small Block breakfast for 2

Small Block. Our breakfast venue of choice.

East Brunswick street art

East Brunswick street art

A little East Brunswick street art.

sunshine strolls

It was a perfect day to walk home in the sun.

Saturday baking: raspberry white chocolate loaf and banana loaf

And any day is perfect for baking. These two loaves- raspberry, white chocolate and coconut on the left, and banana and milk chocolate on the right- went off to a friend who is a new mama six week olds don’t leave a whole lot of time for anything aside from feeding and nappy changing…

Loving Earth caramel

I’ve been meaning to try Loving Earth caramel for ages… it was pretty impressive.

Breakfast quesadilla

Sunday breakfast. There is cheese, avocado, mushrooms and ham in that puppy. I’m a sucker for a quesadilla.

Mojo ginger kombucha

For some reason the grocer near my work has stopped stocking the ginger number… why, oh why!? It’s the best one!

perfect avocado

PERFECT AVOCADO. This went into yet another quesadilla…

mermaid yogi

For the month of June I decided I’d take on an Instagram yoga challenge. The one I picked is Mermaid Yogis. This is days 7, 8 and 9. There was also a 45 minute flow on Yogaglo. I am really enjoying yoga at the moment. White tshirts seem to make me look particularly pregnant… the bump is even poking out on the top left!

vegie fritters

Vegetable fritter mix. The only thing I dislike about making fritter mix is that you need to squeeze out the liquid from your veggies. No matter how much I squeeze there is always juice in the bottom of the bowl. Why? I tried to compensate with quinoa flour, I think it went pretty well. I’m already looking forward to chowing down on these puppies with avocado, and tuna for lunch. Yum.

Today I have also managed to knock off a lecture on carbohydrates. It’s nice to have started subjects that are more nutrition focused rather than the general biology and chemistry. I’m looking forward to getting into more of the nitty-gritty of nutrition.

And that’s it. The weekend is pretty much done. And as much as I do not want to go into the office tomorrow, at least I know it’s only for 4 days and then we’re back to the weekend again.

Enjoy your week!



The weekend

Waaaay back in May I was given a voucher for a night’s stay at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. This weekend the BF and I finally used it. We decided to make a day of it and headed in right on 2pm to check in.

I have been the Hyatt before for a function but had never stayed there, mainly because the rooms are CRAZY expensive.

We had a pretty killer view though…IMG_0494

After checking out the room we were off. The BF does a lot of work in the city and there was a place just a stones throw away- we could see it from our room- he wanted to try.Bowery to Williamsburg

Bowery to Williamsburg is a gorgeous little cafe. You can get sub and bagels and it all smells incredible. I am sucker for a good bagel. When we visited New York I think I ate one everyday. So naturally I ordered a bagel and schmear. Now, as Australians we don’t tend to understand the variety of bagel and schmear that is obviously available in the US. So I had to choose my bagel- seeded- and my schmear- scallion. There were so many to choose from, but I was happy with mine decision.IMG_0496

Next up we were off to the cinema to see American Hustle, it was great, if you’re thinking about going, do it, you won’t regret it. Naturally I had to get popcorn.popcorn

Dinner was at a fancy pants restaurant, so fancy I was not about to take photos of our dinner… no matter how much I wanted to.

We relaxed in the room and fell asleep on the huge bed. The beds are the best bit about hotel rooms in my opinion.

Well… the beds and the buffet breakfast! I find myself a little intimidated by a buffet. There is too much all happening at once. Too many options that I want on my plate. Bacon, sausage, mushroom and hash hit my plate first, followed by waffles with Nutella and strawberries. All inhaled while reading the paper and washed down with english breakfast tea.

After breakfast we went for a wander and ended up on Hosier Lane, which for those not from Melbourne is known for its street art.IMG_0498 IMG_0502 IMG_0499 IMG_0500 IMG_0501 IMG_0505 IMG_0506 IMG_0504 IMG_0507

We were thirsty after all the walking… IMG_0488

So headed back to Bowery to Williamsburg for a hot chocolate and a chai.IMG_0509

Well, I was going to get a chai… until the waitress mentioned a peanut butter hot chocolate. Yep, no chai. Peanut butter hot chocolate it is. IMG_0511

So good. IMG_0510

Not a bad weekend if I do say so myself.

What did you do with your weekend?