After celebrating my birthday all month-long, it was really topped off this week! My work mates decorated my work space, making it look like I was walking into a school dance and then threw a big morning tea on my actual birthday day with lots of delicious cakes and tasty cheeses. Some other friends then took me out to a fabulous lunch at Da Rosario in the city and I finished off the day with TimmyC who surprised me by taking me out to Lantern Rooms for dinner.
Celebrations continued north as I headed up to Sydney on Friday and had dinner at Mr. Wong in the CBD, followed by watching The Lion King musical at the Capitol theatre. Saturday was spent leisurely enjoying a lunch at Berowra Waters Inn followed by a big Chinese banquet with all the seafood trimmings and finished with a birthday cake from Gelato Messina, which was no small feat getting it to the restaurant before it melted (thank you sis)!
Today, TimmyC and I went to Bowral to go catch lunch at the ‘bar’ side of Biota and it happened to be their market day (I’ve always wanted to go). Despite catching them during the tail end of the event, it didn’t stop me from buying fresh local produce, wonderful homemade dips and obtaining pies and relish from another place that I’ve been wanting to visit – The two skinny cooks, who happened to have a stall there.
When we drove back to Canberra, a friend of mine went to the trouble of getting me macarons and my favourite dessert of all time ‘Endless Love’, all the way from Lux bite in Melbourne. I’m now trying to write some blog posts before my eyes and body shut down into a food coma. I am super grateful for all the people who are in my life, they celebrate the good times with me and pick me up when I am down.
Needless to say, I had a fantastic weekend.