My last lot of visitors have moved on, and I have my wee flat to myself again – it was a wonderful wonderful visit with them, and so nice to see them again. If I wasn’t going back home again next month for a visit, I would have been extremely upset to see them go last night – they’re some of the closest family friends we have, and I’ve known Tracey since she was a toddler … it almost feels surreal that they were actually here in Melbourne, though. We ate waaaaay too much over the last two days, and managed to help keep the St Kilda cafe economy afloat, having breakfast and coffees out etc. I tuckered the poor things out on Friday, as we enjoyed our time in St Kilda then Queen Victoria Markets – we were supposed to go out for dinner to Lygon Street (the Italian quarter) at their request, but by the time dinner came they were too exhausted, which I totally understand … so we just ordered pizza and pasta for home delivery, and sat and had a couple of drinks and caught up.
Yesterday we indulged ourselves in an antipasto feast with items we’d bought from the markets – hummus, tzatziki, spiced capsicum dips, three different pesto/nut dips, Turkish pide breads and crackers, semi-dried tomatoes, caperberries, artichoke hearts, dolmades, and bell peppers stuffed with fetta cheese … it was glorious! Only 3 weeks to go, and I’ll be seeing them again, which will be wonderful.
They kindly brought my L&L charts over with them, so I can sort through them and work out which ones I want to put up for trade etc – I’ve decided I need to be realistic and get rid of those ones that I know I’ll never ever stitch, and most of the angels come into that category now.
I stayed away last night up the coast at a suburb/town called Seaford – where I enjoyed the company of friends Bernie and Ali from work … Ali out-did herself with dinner and we had cheese and crackers, salami and olives while supping white wine, then we had braised lamb shanks and mash for dinner, followed by a fresh plum tart, all washed down with a couple of bottles of red wine … we could hardly move after all of it, but it was a wonderful night of girlie chat and work gossip 🙂
I’ve come home to seeing 412 unread posts in my blog subscription list – I may have to just gloss over some posts and not comment on everything in order to catch up … I hate doing that, though. I do have to admit to reading everything, even if I won’t be commenting, but hopefully I’ll be able to catch up during the week by doing a bit each day. In the meantime, though, it’s time to get my laundry etc done – the weather is very wintry today with a lot of rain and grey cloud, and the clothes will take quite some time to dry, I think, so better hurry up and get cracking.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend 😀