We started off the weekend with breakfast at Booth St Bistro at Annandale. I read a review on SMH a little while ago and I was keen to give it a try. It is a charming little place.
I had my usual skim cap, it was good, very rich even with skim milk.
They delievered a complementary babycino to TLG. That would not happen in the lower North Shore :-/
I had the corn fritters with avocado and poached egg. I have only one word to describe it - FRESH!
Mr C ordered the French toast with bananas and bacon. He said it was the best breakfast he'd had for a long time. I had a bite of the toast and it was rich and fluffy.
And we ordered a kid's size pancake for TLG.
It looked pretty adult-size to me. And TLG polished the whole thing off! Incredible.
The bistro offered great value as well, with the above and a hot chocolate for Mr C the bill came to $45. I wish there are places like this closer to home. We'll be back again for sure.
There was a reason for travelling to the Inner West for breakfast - Leona Edmiston's vintage boutique had a 50% off sale over the weekend and I paid the Balmain boutique a visit. I came home with 2 new dresses.
The Claudia frock fits right into the block colour trend. Can you believe it is only $37.50! I expect to get good wear out of it in summer.
I also picked up a sample from the 2011 A/W collection - a belt-less version of the Taylor dress in black for $75.
While I was shopping, Mr Curious took TLG to a nearby park. When I caught up with them they were on the swings together *love*.
The lovely SA at the boutique was offering Minties and I took one. I bit on something hard and spat it out. A few seconds later I realised that was a tooth filling! I called my dentist and begged for an emergency visit. Thankfully she had a last-minute cancellation so I could get my tooth fixed on the day. What a relief!
I love this wall art at the dentist's reception area.
We went to the scheduled house viewing after a quick takeaway sushi lunch. The house was nice but a bit rough around the edges. Part of me just wanted to buy it and avoid the weekly grind of house hunting but that's probably not the wisest thing to do ...
My BIL hurt his foot at work on Friday and he was not meant to be on his feet for a week. We offered to do a grocery run for him and we stayed around for a chat. I was so tired from late Wimbledon TV sessions over the week and the travails of the day, I fell asleep on the sofa.
Sunday was my turn to sleep in so I was able to stay in bed until 9am - glorious!
TLG has been asking me to make ice blocks with him because he saw it on Play School. We made blueberry yoghurt ice blocks and he loved it.
I'm glad I discovered a lovely food blog called Ooh, Look... when searching for a reciple. There are so many yummy recipes to try!
After a relaxing morning* I went out for shopping. I was a bit sick of my weekend "uniform" of stripy top and jeans so this was my outfit instead. I wonder if I look a bit "mumsy"?
[*I spent part of the morning on updating the blog template. Do you like it? The mobile theme looks nice too.]
I went to Target to stock up on underwear (I like one of their sports bras, a bargain at $20). As I was heading back to the car I walked past Cue and the next thing you know I bought a knitted jacket. Oops!
This was followed by a trip to Victoria's Basement to buy a better set of ice block makers (the $2.50 set I used fell apart). Don't these rocket-shaped moulds look fun? TLG was a fan and played with them the whole afternoon saying "blast off"!
With grocery shopping done, I went home and started a marathon cooking session. First off the block was the trusted pork chops with baked apples for dinner.
I then made breakfast and lunch for the week.
My breakfast for the next few days will be quinoa porridge with stewed fruit, a recipe from my personal trainer Nat. Stone fruits are not in season so I used strawberries and apples instead.
Lunch will be grilled chicken thigh fillets (some with honey and soy marinade, the rest with lemon zest and thyme), quinoa cooked with chicken stock, steamed carrots and broccoli. I hope they taste as good as they look.
I also made a batch of teddy bear shaped pasta with tuna and vegetable for TLG.
By the time I finished it was well after 9pm! The weekend ended with me writing this post and watching Formula 1 on TV.
Phew! This is a mammoth post - thanks for reading.
How was your weekend?
P.S. My giveaway starts tomorrow :-D