There was also a "A Team Dinner". Usually it's an A Team lunch but this time we decided to push the boat out and make it a post work dinner at a restaurant in the same office block that is due to close and re open as something else.
There was also a night out on Friday and Steve made it this time although after a long week, he was pretty tired. Good thing our friends are chatterboxes though and no need to work hard to make conversation. Instead, very relaxed with lots of giggles and laughs.
So today (Sunday) Steve spent the day in the office and I planned to have a lazy day. The morning was chilly but sunny so I decided to take a walk around the neighbourhood. It was about 10am that I ventured out and the chilly edge had dispersed but the Fitzroy streets were still relatively quiet and the popular breakfast cafes still fairly empty.
I enjoyed a solitary breakfast and a mooch around Rose Street Market before a quick Coles visit to pick up some groceries to make dinner. Blue skies and sunshine make everything better.
The rest of the day was spent in the ezy chair on the balcony enjoying the sunshine. In spite of the chilly start, it reached 29 degrees before a sofa snooze, some TV and dinner prep.
On Saturday, Steve and I had lunch at The Commoner and it was one of their Producer's Lunches. This meant that there were three large tables in the front room and we had a delicious lunch of duck from Great Ocean Ducks. And Steve and I sat next to Jodie who runs the business out at Port Campbell. She brought her delightful young daughter Maddie who told us all about their duck farm (1000 ducks!), their dogs and life of the farm.
Given we were only at The Commoner at Christmas and I've recently reviewed that meal, I didn't think it was necessary to write another review formally. But it was a delicious duck treat beginning with duck liver parfait amuse bouche and a duck charcuterie board followed with rillettes, terrine, duck "prosciutto style", sauteed duck heart and pickles and pastes. Main course was delicious duck breast with beetroot. And dessert wasn't duck but a white chocolate and vanilla creamy concoction with passionfruit and honeycomb. And duck goes well with pinot noir; two bottles to be precise! So unsurprisingly the rest of the day was spent on the sofa and Steve had a 2.5 hour nap!
And Easter is around the corner! This means our UK trip is 2 months away! Apparently this time 2 years ago, we were in UK and look at how the Easter bunny has grown! Can't wait to see her again!