It was relaxing up until the Monday evening when I unexpectedly felt a dry tickle in the throat. Well that has since turned into a chest infection and a loss of my voice so I've been resting and recovering at home. It's the usual aches and pains and fatigue and fuzzy head and many people go through so much worse but it's still pretty miserable.
I had sick person food yesterday (congee). I think it's pretty common to crave the comfort food of childhood when ill and although it's not as good as mum's home cooked dishes, I'm grateful that in Melbourne. it's pretty easy to pick up this kind of stuff. So as I sleep and take two days to write this post as everything seems to take twice as long as I'm operating on what feels like low battery or power save mode, it's comforting to think back on the fun and happy times of the last month...
And what do new Australians do post ceremony? Go eat a souva aka as Greek food and we all enjoyed dinner at Jimmy Grants which was quite apt given Jimmy Grant was what they used to call immigrants in Australia.
We saw dingoes strut along the beach, saw the Maheno shipwreck, walked through a rainforest, climbed a mini cliff for oceanic views, bounced along endless sandy tracks and were grateful we chose to go with a tour group and expert driver rather than self drive! We were so well looked after and really got the most of the two days on the island. Seeing the sunset at the end of the first day on a jetty with a bottle of bubbles was pretty magical too.
And our last night dinner was at Dinner by Heston. Steve and I had planned this as a bit of a treat and surprise but on the day of our booking, I received a call to confirm the table but also to see if we would like to dine at the Chef's Table in the kitchen as they'd had a cancellation. Such a rare opportunity so we felt we couldn't turn down such an event and we had a great time. And enjoying the tasting menu meant I didn't have to share a Tipsy Cake. We had one each!
Since the Barleys have left, as I said it's been pretty quiet for us. The apartment feels huge and a little bit empty! The long weekend was pretty calm although Steve had to work unexpectedly through some of it but mainly it was all pretty relaxing. Well up until the stealth chest infection crept up on me!
And as each blog post isn't complete without a few snaps of Amelia, here she is! She loves her mummy and paw paw (my mum) so much!