I’ve struggled so much with writing this post – the photos were uploaded instantly, but the words managed to elude me. I’ve spent countless hours staring at a blank screen, writing and scribbling out drafts that spiralled into a rambling mess of confused words and general nonsense…and I think I may have just figured out why.
You see – the main purpose of this night (apart from having a date night) was to see the new Nick Cave movie One More Night with Feeling, and after looking forward to it for such a long time, I left feeling quite empty. I’m not even sure if that’s the right word…
Watching it made me feel uncomfortable, agitated even, and i still can’t seem to adequately put my thoughts and feelings into words.
It is definitely very moving, visually stunning and the soundtrack (the Skeleton Tree album that was released the next day) has grown on me increasingly, to the point that it is now one of my favourites.
I did not enjoy the parts where the director was involved – interviewing or just inserting himself into the story. It felt intrusive and grated on me so much that I struggled to let it go. Maybe that has a lot to do with how I feel – or my general confusion about how I feel about the movie. I felt the director was exploiting the tragedy that had occurred and therefore watching it felt wrong…
At the moment that’s about as much sense as I can make of all of it.
this photo of me and my crazy eyes actually portrays my current confusion and inability to put my thoughts and feelings into words…
We had dinner first at After the Tears in Elsternwick, and after hearing so many wonderful things about the food we decided to order many small plates to share. Potato blintzes, pierogi, schnitzels and lamb croquettes (which are not pictured because we were gluttons and ordered more after haha)
We also broke our alcohol ban because their menu had more alcohol than food! Plus sparkling and violet?!! How could I resist!
My forever favourite dinner date ♥
It was my first time at the Classic Cinem and I kind of kicked myself for not discovering it earlier! It’s one of the closest cinemas to me and their menu alone is amazing!
We had more drinks (hey – once we broke our ban…) followed by a giant popcorn, soda and a rocky road choc top for me – because yay! I am a child! Haha i did manage to forget I put it in my bag until an hour into the show…so that was interesting! Still delicious, even though the ice cream was rather liquified.
So there it is – my confusing thoughts on the Nick Cave movie, and photos of the tastiest meal I’ve had in a while!
Did anyone else see One More Time with Feeling? What were your thoughts?
About one month ago, Facebook reminded me that this time last year I had been harvesting my first batch of spinach from our little planter box…which was when I realised that the spinach I had planted was clearly not growing at all. A quick trip to our local nursery, a new batch of baby spinach sprouts and a bag of organic soil and I was set! A rare sunny day meant I could do some planting and re-potting, though this time I ended up with 4 times the amount! Whoops.
And one month later I’m here – harvesting my first batch of spinach for the year! Woohoo! Better late than never I say 😉
Clearly the organic soil and sunny position suited this perfectly!
I was able to re-pot the first “failed” batch into this small pot and even they grew! Eeee! ♥
First little bowl of leaves
And my original planter box of baby spinach loves ♥
And here we are – all harvested and ready for tonight’s salad and tomorrow’s lunch too! There really is nothing better than growing your own food! What I would do for a sunny little patch of space to grow more ♥
Anyone else have success growing food in small spaces? Tell me your secrets please! ♥
Saturday began as all of my days do – with coffee!
Mike made a delicious breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon and hashbrowns
Pup joined us at the table and was longing for some food, but not even her big puppy dog eyes would sway us
Unfortunately for her, we all had to stay indoors for the morning as we had tradies coming to fix some wiring in the house 🙁 so Mike was at one end of the house with the tradies, while pup and i were at the other end.
When we finally were free, we headed to my favourite cafe for lunch – and more coffee!
the St kilda Dispensary!
We decided to share the chicken sandwich as its so filling and delicious (plus we were planning on an early dinner). it would be way too easy to have one of these everyday as they’re just so good!
Mike snapped me snapping lunch
So of course I had to snap him back! Haha
Our plan to walk the dog to go and find tasty treats was thwarted when a bird decided to pop in my head! 🙁 they say its good luck, but like my Dad says “good luck it’s on you and not me!” 🙁 I wasn’t happy (understatement of the year!)
After walking home to clean my head (have a hissy fit/sulk) we walked to the local gardens where I bought a new plant baby to cheer myself up. This guys name is Gollum and I love how he looks like some sort of underwater creature – like some fancy coral!
We managed to grab some tasty treats while doing groceries and Im so glad Mike convinced me to get the rocky road! It was so rich and dense and tasty!! ♥
he grabbed a a jam doughnut and we had them with cups of tea! So perfect!
Kerouac doing what she does best – sleeping! Hah! And being unimpressed that I’m sticking a camera in her pretty little face 😉
I’m still not quite used to the sun setting so early, but it was the most beautiful sunset! I could see a red glow coming from the kitchen, and when I went to investigate I was rested with a stunning mix of pinks and purples.
We had an early dinner of stand and stuff tacos, which seriously changes everything! no more taco spills and stuffing going everywhere! just load those babies up! all the extra sour cream and salsa on mine please! 😉
I spent the rest of the night editing photos, blogging and catching up on my favourite blogs – oh and eating this deliciousness ♥ Holy Goat Pandora goats cheese, BBQ crackers and a saucer of sparkling rose. You cut the top of the cheese wheel off and just dip the crackers right on in and it’s absolutely incredible! I may have eaten all of it (and the entire packet of crackers too! Shh!)
It was such a slow food-centric Saturday and I really loved the homey relaxed pace of it all 🙂
I’ve got my Mama and Aunty coming to visit tomorrow, so I’m taking Friday off to spend an extended weekend with them. I haven’t seen either of them yet this year, and I’m SO excited to have this time with them! ♥
we’ve managed to plan ALL of our meals for their stay, and we’ve even scheduled in some coffee and sweet stops too! 😉 gotta get those priorities right! Haha
Melbourne is welcoming them with freezing temperatures and rain though, so hopefully the sun manages to peek through for at least some of their visit! ♥
I can’t wait X
A friend suggested we head to Bowery to Williamsburg for brunch, and after stalking them online and reading their broadsheet review, we knew it had to be done.
it’s nestled down a nondescript laneway, so much so that i thought maybe we were on the wrong street! definitely not the case though. the place was absolutely teeming with people and we headed down the stairs to meet our friends.
Dave and Clare ♥
first thing on the menu was coffee, though we couldn’t tell the difference between my strong flat white and Mikes strong latte? anyone? definitely loved that they all came with hersheys kisses though (and somehow i became the keeper of all the kisses! just can’t say no i suppose 😉 hehe)
Mikey and I (taken by Dave)
Since i’m completely obsessed with waffles, i couldn’t go past this sweet treat, with berries, vanilla bean cream and maple syrup! ♥ yes thank you very much! i must admit, i did get a little bit jealous when i tried Mikes steak…(even though i can’t get my head around steak for breakfast!) it was crazy delicious!
Dave was preferring the liquid brunch though 😉
clearly it was terrible and we didn’t like it one bit 😉
I’m actually super keen to come back and have lunch here, as the waffles with chicken and the mac and cheese were all sounding like my kinds of meals! i’m pretty sure this place is somewhere you just need to keep coming back to until you’ve tried everything on the menu! so tasty! definitely swing past and check them out if you’re in the city – they have a second location in Hardware Lane too. any place with waffles on the menu has my tick of approval!
Bowery to Williamsburg
16 Oliver Lane,
my first meal of May definitely did not disappoint!
i headed northside to meet my friend for brunch at Industry Beans in Fitzroy and man oh man was it tasty! ♥
i ordered the coconut brioche with maple candied bacon, pineapple, crushed peanuts and coffee caviar (!!!) and the flavour combination was out of this world!
when it comes to pineapple, i like mine as is (as in – plain, by itself, and definitely not hot!) but somehow together with the brioche and the bacon it was the most perfect pairing! edible flowers never go astray either and the coffee caviar was so light and delicious – not at all what i was expecting!
The weather decided too show us what Autumn should be, so stormy weather, rain and chilly temperatures were served up for us! I forgot to take a snap of my outfit, but i decided to layer up in all the wool i owned – a wool top, wool jacket and cashmere coat to top it all off!
(note to self – buy more wool clothing! you are definitely going to need it come winter!)
it’s always fun exploring new areas and this meal was proof that there are so many more delicious meals just waiting to be discovered! If you’re ever in Fitzroy I would definitely recommend popping by to try out their tasty flavour combinations – you won’t be disappointed!
3/62 Rose St,