I love a good Farmers Market. Where the stallholders are locals, everyone knows each other and there’s at least one sausage sizzle.
I get asked by a lot of friends what to pack when visiting Melbourne – I assume it’s in anticipation of our well known temperamental weather and not just because they don’t know how to pack. So in an effort to answer all their questions in one hit here’s my Melbourne Survival Kit.
You know you had a good weekend when you pledge to begin some kind of health/fitness kick on the Monday. For my housemates and I that was us on Monday night after a long weekend away in Sydney. It was hedonistic in the best kind of way – friends, food, sun, lunchtime mimosas, brunch, more drinks and pancakes.
Apologies it’s been so quiet this week but I’m up in Sydney enjoying the (lack of) sun and (comparable) coffee.
I’ll be back with pleeenty of stories and reviews next week.
Have a fabbo weekend!
House-hunting is the worst. As much as I enjoy snooping around other people’s homes, repeatedly leaving work early or waking up at 8am on a Saturday morning gets a little tiresome.
Tuesday’s (unsuccessful) house viewing was made a little brighter as it brought us right near Proud Mary at lunchtime. One of Collingwood’s most beloved cafes it’s been on my list since I moved to Melbourne but the prospect of staggeringly long queues on weekends had put me off.
How’s your week been? I went to two Melbourne Fringe Festival shows – Chest of Wonders & Snap.Catch.Slam. Both were excellent and I recommend checking them out before the festival finishes. Otherwise it’s been visits to Raw Trader, avoiding the gym, late nights at the office and brownies for dinner (oops). Here’s to a slightly healthier weekend and week ahead…
- Utopia Wellness Festival on Saturday.
- Brunching at Bear Cafe.
- Another Melbourne Fringe Festival Show from my list of random picks.
– North-South ‘city hike’ to the Shrine of Remembrance (check out this weeks post on ‘city hikes’).
- Combining my love of craft beer, live music and pizza at Foresters Hall in Collingwood.
- Continuing my search for the perfect picnic basket in time for summer!
Have a great weekend!
City hikes are becoming a bit of a habit for me. When the weather’s nice I set aside an afternoon on the weekend to go for a long walk around Melbourne. I usually base my hikes around places to eat that I wouldn’t normally visit, i.e. it takes me approx 1.5 hours to walk to Mister Nice Guy Bakeshop so I ‘hike’ there, eat delicious things and ‘hike’ back.