It was an evening of yummy (and occasionally phallic!) food (below) and fun conversation in beautiful surroundings - lots of dark wood and rich reds.
On Saturday I met up with a friend and visited the Melbourne Aquarium, which has recently opened an exhibit with gentoo and king penguins. A couple of the gentoo penguins were just as interested in us as we were in them, and had their beaks practically pressed against the other side of the glass. The penguins were great, but the sharks will always be my favourite...
A king penguin
And then today I spent time with a friend I haven't seen in more than a year. We had lunch in the Botanic Gardens and then sat under a tree by the ornamental lake for a good natter. She's in a really happy place in her life after going through a rough patch with the end of her marriage in 2007. It makes me happy to see her doing so well.
Walking the talk
Remember I estimated I would walk close to 40kms in a week? This week I notched up about 39 kms on my pedometer, and that doesn't include walking around at work and at home, plus I forgot to wear the pedometre on Friday and caught the tram on two occasions. Yesterday alone I walked 13 kms! And that meant I could go back to Chokolait for a chocolate treat! This time I had pavlova with strawberries and cream and a rich, hot chocolate. Mmmmmmm.
How was your weekend?
An old building in St Kilda