A big hotel breakfast. Browsing and buying at the Book Grocer. Some CBD strolling. A spot of shopping. St Paul’s. Federation Square. China Town. Greek Quarter. Cider on the Yarra. Christmas gingerbread exhibition. Yum Cha. Recovery nap. Lost in Docklands. Life changing curry at the Curry Vault. Sleep.
Breakfast at the Hardware Societe. Such a cool cafe it hurt to be there (and hurt that it was too cool for EFTPOS facilities). Fried brioche with salted caramel sauce. Baked chorizo eggs upended in my friend’s lap. Another Book Grocer browse. Tram to St Kilda. Rain. St Kilda rendered useless. Shelter sought at The Grocery Bar (not to be confused with the Book Grocer although books featured there and were browsed). Newspapers and lattes inside, waiting for the spitting to stop. Nap. Suzuki Night Food Markets. Sangria and a curious Korean potato treat. Pizza and wine at Trotters in Carlton.
A mini road trip with dear friends. Out of Melbourne, snaking around the coast. Mornington Peninsula. The blue, blue water. Pizza and salad. Iced coffee. Ice cream. Second-hand book shop browsing. Back to Fed Square. A drink in the sun. A bus to the airport. A flight back to Sydney.
And that is pretty much it for our month of Australia. Catch up on all of it here.