It was supposed to be winter and it had rained the day before. But when it was our turn to go out, the weather was glorious. Friends took us to the historical city for the customary fish and chips. Not being much of a foodie myself, I was more caught up with the view and scenery. Isn’t this an amazing sight? It was also a somewhat poignant moment as I realised that somewhere out there is supposed to be the place where the plane MH 370 is….
We took a walk around and the clean fresh air was a delight.. The blue sky above made the waters below an amazing hue of dark blue.
After the sumptuous lunch, our friends took us to taste wine. Amazing. They give little cups for you to taste. And Hubby enjoyed himself immensely Haha!
It was a good, albeit short visit to Fremantle, thanks to friends!
There is fast food and there is fast food. The ones I knew before were often oil-saturated and not very healthy. Imagine my surprise when we realised that there was an alternative.
Here is Hubby queueing up. We had taken a bus to this huge mall. After wandering about, we got a little peckish and decided to get a meal. We noticed what seemed to be quite a filling warm meal being served at this counter.
After a little wait, Hubby came over to where I had sat down, booking some seats and resting my feet.
This is what he brought over. He had a beef stew and I had a baked potato.
The beef was surprisingly tender. The sauce, just nice. Loved the sour cream that went with the baked potato!
Hubby and I struggled to finish the big portions. Are these Australian portions? Yum!
My friend, having been resident in the land for many years, knew exactly where she wanted to take me to next. This, I am told, is the best place to get these fresh produce, and in bulk!
So we head to this place and get an parking space very nearby. I am rather taken aback at the cost of parking, but I am told that this is because this is practically in the heart of the city.
As soon as I part those plastic sheets, the amazing array of smells hit me. Tumeric. Curry. You name it, they have it.
After trying to pronounce the name of the shop with the right accent (They are Greek, I am told) I go mooching about. There are so many items here that it takes us quite a while to explore everything. Even the basic chia seeds has so many varieties.Altogether a good shopping trip as I end up buying more things…. We get things for ourselves, for our friends. Some are healthy things like the chia seeds. Others are kind of “sinful” like fat-rich macadamia nuts! Haha!
It’s my kind of weather. Cool. Dry. Clear.
What scenery. What food. What company. What a memorable trip. I must say that the place wasn’t all the hype made it out to be, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. Hubby had free beer tasting which he enjoyed. We had good company and hilarious time reminiscing. Memories galore shared, some of which I had forgotten about.
Altogether, this made into the list of one of those unforgettable days.
It was a special deal. Hubby and I got carried away in excitement. It was such a good bargain. We decided to put the money down and work out the remaining logistics later.
So it was, that we hopped on to a plane a few weeks later and we went on a five and a half hour flight south of the equator. It was our first trip south together. What fun and excitement…. especially since we didn’t know what would be in store!
More in the next posting then….
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again… the sunsets here are goooooood!
Someone else agrees!
Just what I wanted after a hot tiring day…
A wet, nutritious, tasty meal. Fish slices. No added artificial flavouring. Just look at the colours! Looking at this now makes me want to go back to the shop and have another such meal!
The plus of staying in a place by the sea!
Three weddings in two weeks!
Three dinners in two weeks!
Three venues in two weeks!
So what did we do? How do we choose?
We decided…. not to go for any!!!
We’d have love to go for all three but we just couldn’t. Listening to the stress stories made us want to tell them to just relax and to get the Bridal Emergency Kit. Some plans are so elaborate that it’s a crisis waiting to happen!
We opted for a quiet evening instead because we have been so busy and tired!
It was an unspoken desire. Call it a prayer but it was more a desire. I was feeling peckish that day. Surprisingly hungry. But I didn’t say anything because I figured I ought to just concentrate on my work and have my usual cereal lunch later.
Lo and behold, out of the blue, suddenly someone sends this!
It was hot. It was fresh. It was filling. It was tasty.
I need to keep going. Keep on moving. Otherwise I get so very stiff!
Hubby decides to go to the gym again. It takes me a good ten minutes of brisk walk before I can bring myself to start to jog. I warm up very slowly.
Thankful though that I can go to a gym and workout. There are many who can’t.
My faithful shoes which have taken me many places thus far.