Food & Fun

A look through some of my recent foodie photos has prompted me to write this rather random blog. Sunday started really well for me. I dragged myself out of bed after a lovely, long lie-in to discover this:

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My awesome man had been out, grabbed me a Sunday paper and prepped breakfast for me – nice! Later that day, we headed into town and ate an impromptu lunch at The Craft Embassy which is located in the Terrace area of the city. It was Adam’s birthday weekend so we splashed out and ordered some gorgeous sharing platters and puddings!

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The crème brûlée there is to die for and the chocolate desert was pretty amazing too! In other food news, my salad growing is going really well. So much so that I completed my first salad harvest and took it with my lunch on Monday. It was very satisfying to be munching on my home-grown produce and I enjoyed forcing my colleagues to taste it too!

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I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned the Mitre 10 store in previous blogs but if not I should have. It’s a brilliant store and we seem to spend a small fortune (on items we didn’t realise we needed) every time we visit. The UK equivalent to this store would be something like a B&Q or Wickes I guess. Anyway, a friend told me that one of the city Mega Mitre 10 stores was hosting a ladies’ night event and we decided to go along and see what we could learn. IMG_9049

I wasn’t really sure to expect when we arrived but the evening exceeded my expectations and we had a great time. We got to chat with various members of the emergency services and let’s face it, no matter how old you are, everyone loves to sit in a fire engine!

Inside the store, there were a variety of silly games to take part in, various spot prizes, a local dance group doing performances, free nibbles and drinks, and even some massage tables (my personal highlight of the evening).

We were able to approach various different stands and learn how to use a range of different power tools (and it turns out, I am not a natural in this area). The people hosting this were knowledgable and supportive without being patronising, and I can honestly say that I came away with a ton of new knowledge and had a good giggle along the way. Well done Mitre 10!

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