We had a lovely Sunday afternoon wandering around the trendy inner city suburb of New Farm. I did take my camera in anticipation of taking some exciting photographs to share with you, but I forgot to reload the battery which was left in the charger at home. However, we won’t allow that to deter us, will we? We shall just resort to google images!
Daughter 2 had a desire to see Bridesmaids, so we went to an early session of the movies at the Palace Cinemas in James Street. I was able to get a really nice coffee to take into the movie with me. So many suburban cinemas now make you choose particular seats when you purchase tickets, so it was a little strange to be treated like an adult by just wandering in, and choosing one’s own seat!
The movie was very enjoyable, a romantic comedy that actually had a story line. Once again, the female lead was a baker, the “in career” for a thirty something romantic lead. That aside, it was laugh out loud fun and we came out feeling bubbly, which is what a chick flick should do for one!
After that we went to Campos for lunch. I believe Campos has won awards for having the best coffee in Australia and I must admit was a good coffee. Though, that was after a very generous glass of a very smooth cabernet sauvignon and a very nice steak sandwich, but I don’t think that influenced my opinion all that much!
Campos is a little café down a lane. In fact, some of the seating is in an alleyway outside the café. When I say seating, I mean upturned plastic milk crates with seat cushions made from hessian coffee bags, around small tables under umbrellas! We were seated inside, which was nice, as it was a little chilly in the shady alley. It was busy and we had to wait about 10 minutes in the alley for a seat, but in all it was a very enjoyable experience
After lunch we popped into the James Street Markets as D2 needed some fruit and vegetable. James Street Markets, and in fact most of New Farm is, as I mentioned, a very trendy area, frequented by professionals, and an area particularly favoured by gay couples with high incomes. So, the markets are quite high end with a range of items not available in suburban supermarkets. One would need a professional salary to shop there on a regular basis! I believe there is even a cookery school housed in the building.
It was fun for an afternoon. I found some of it a little pretentious. I always find boutiques with 6 dresses hanging on hangers placed artfully about the store, a little hilarious. I mean, it is just retail, dahling. They are just trying to part us from our money! That aside, I did enjoy the movie, I did enjoy the meal and the coffee and the wine, and most of all I enjoyed the time spent with our very beautiful daughter.
Of all the days that’s in the week
I dearly love but one day
And that’s the day that comes betwixt
A Saturday and Monday.