Rounding the corner on my walk home
As I sit in bed this evening and type Melbourne is possibly blowing away, disappearing slowly into a giant muddy puddle, or freezing over completely to become a scary icicle ghost town. I wouldn't know, my curtains are drawn, but it sounds altogether antisocial outside. Normally this sort of weather sends me under my doona for a few days, but I'm not hiding under my goose feathers tonight, strangely enough I'm feeling fresh and optimistic.
Before tonights blizzard hit Melbourne I enjoyed a walk home in some delightfully Spring-ish weather, my suburb is overflowing with cherry blossoms, my front yard smells of daphne and sprinkler water. I'm feeling energetic, and I'm oh-so excited about the onset of warmer weather.
So to wave goodbye to the cooler months and say hello to a season of picnics, thongs and delicious summer fruit, here are a few of my favourite things, some recent discoveries that I hope will usher in a happy Spring and Summer.
Fruity Sangria, shared with a lovely lady at a lovely little rooftop ladies lounge
Warm herby olives, brunch in a laneway cafe
Warm chicken salad: the first barbeque of the season
Lemon curd tarts with rosewater fairy floss, from this fine establishment. I plan to recreate these very soon.
Ahh, spring. Will you pull your socks up and stop dawdling please? It's about time things warmed up around here...