Monday, August 19, 2013

Dinner with the girls at The Servery

The girls' and I had our dinner this month at The Servery. It's upstairs from one of my favourite cafes, Pearl Cafe. During the week they use this as a food prep area, it's really just a big long table surrounded by sauces, wines, herbs and other ingredients in fridges and open shelves. It's dark and mysterious and a bit Downtown Abbey...servant style.

From Thursday to Sunday though you can have dinner there. It only seats 8 and so we had to book in advance. It's all very casual though and you share the table with others. They have just the roast of the day and you can choose your sides.

We shared the charcuterie platter (though I only ate the cheeses...which were DELICIOUS), and the girls had the roast while I just had the roast vegies.

I make roast vegetables all the time and they NEVER look or taste like this!! I think they must have been slow roasting all day.

Yup, dessert was delicious. I so love my dinners with the girls!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Life is rosy

So these turned up at work. They were the biggest, most beautiful bouquet I'd ever seen, much less received. They were a mixture of cream and soft pink roses with perfectly formed buds...all thirty of them!! I was speechless.

When they turned up, everyone (jokingly) asked, "what's he done?" and I honestly said that I had no idea. I actually had to ask him. Seems he felt bad that he'd been away the previous two weekends (raising money for charity no less) and would be away again this weekend.  #SoSweet.

I didn't have a vase big enough to fit them all so they sat in a bucket until I could buy one. They looked so beautiful sitting on the kitchen bench and put a little smile on my face every time I saw them or smelt their beautiful fragrance. I wanted them to last forever but after ten days they're finally starting to droop. I might do a nana thing and try and make potpourri out of them.

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Sweet jonquils from the markets, their heavy perfume fragrance permeating the night air. A little weekly treat that puts a smile on my face and makes me appreciate how happy I am to be home.