Here in Canberra, we’ve recently experienced the glory that is two long weekends in a row. Guess what?
I like public holiday long weekends. Particularly when they’re filled to the brim with baking, singing, catching up with old friends, meeting new friends, spending time with family and, last but not least, an inspiring and rejuvenating crafternoon.
During the first long weekend, I squeezed in laughter, life-planning (or life-plan-positing), and smiles with Robert (above-above), Lizzi (above-below) and Jess (below-below), the latter of whom scared the pants off me by mentioning that her boyfriend was “building a nursery out back”.
First, my face skittered. Second, I grabbed Jess’ hand. Third, she stared at me like I was a lunatic for responding so dramatically to her casual statement. Fourth, we figured out that while I thought she was telling me she was pregnant, she was in fact telling me that her boyfriend is a keen gardener. Fifth, Jess wanted to know why I thought she would build a nursery in the backyard away from the main house. Sixth, I responded that perhaps she was keen to follow Sparta’s lead and only keep babies capable of surviving a [Canberran] winter’s night outside.
But I digress. Over the course of the second long weekend, I enjoyed a sunny morning with the SpyMan, and finally experienced the wonderment of Silo Bakery. I have a photo on my phone of Silo’s astounding Blackcurrant, Mint, and Cabernet Tart with its shatteringly crisp and delicious pastry, but alas! I can’t get photos off my phone. (It’s a good photo, though. You would have liked it.) I later treated Jerome, who is quite possibly the bravest and most honest man I know, to herbal tea at Beyond Q, our rendezvous cafe of choice.
And then, on the last Monday before full-time work reared its ugly head again, I caught up with Jenni and pals for a crafternoon. Now, while Jenni is a beacon of jazzy wonderment…
… the star of the show was our so-good-it-should-be-illegal-but-thank-heavens-it-isn’t-or-I’d-end-up-in-jail-and-surely-become-someone’s-squeezable-teddy-bear Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Coconut Slice.
Yes. I like public holiday long weekends very much indeed.