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Thoroughly demoralising week at work. Still got issues with the app that went out last week. Painful.
Thursday night a small group of us went out to 2 Yummy again - two weeks in a row!
Friday after work the sweetie and I had a drink at Capitol Bar and Grill. I'd been there before when it was still just the Rydges hotel, but it's gone all funky now.
Then we went and fed Potty's fish and picked up some frozen stuff on the way home to cook for dinner. Watched Downfall with the sweetie which was pretty good.
Saturday morning said goodbye to our old dishwasher and the new one got delivered and installed. After lunch we bought the sweetie a new car. Then did our food shopping and came home.
I made a white chocolate caramel slice out of my Women's Weekly "squares and slices" book. Had some of that after dinner, was pretty yummy.
I also cooked some duck breasts with roasted veggies for dinner. I've never cooked duck breasts before. They turned out pretty well!
Watched 12 Monkeys with the sweetie, and then a doco on Queen.
This morning I cooked an imitation breakfast raclette, cleaned the kitchen, downloaded and blogged some photos, and put dinner on to cook a bit after 1pm.
So a very foodie weekend that's for sure.
But the sun is out. I know we should really get out and get some exercise and some vitamin D ....
So what else has been happening?
On Tuesday night we went and tried the bar under A. Baker. We had a beer each, which were local beers. As we were sitting there I noticed a Clonkilla wine on the shelves. So I asked the bar tender if all the drinks there were Australian (excepting maybe the spirits of course). But he said that the majority of drinks were in fact Australian - certainly the wines and beers, and where possible from near the Canberra region. Even a lot of the spirts were Australian, although they did have some imports for the Scotches and Tequila. We'll have to go back some time and sample some other stuff.
After a drink we met up with Stu's old friend Katie in Dickson for dinner. We got a selection of bits and pieces that included dumplings and pork buns and peking duck.
Last night we went with Neil to the "Mapping our World" exhibit at the National Library. It was good but a bit too crowded - really hard to get up close to read the info boards. And it probably should have been called "Mapping Australia" because that's what it mostly focussed on. It finished off with a lot of Captain Cook and Matthew Flinders' maps of Australia.
Then we came home and watched The Shipping News.
I had a terrible week for sleeping. Sunday/Monday/Tuesday I simply couldn't get to sleep and was a zombie most of the week. On Wednesday I was desperate and took everything in the house that might help me sleep, including magnesium, a "sleep" vitamin pill, a valdoxan and a shot of scotch. It had the desired effect and I got to sleep very quickly for once. Although I woke up at 5am. Sigh. Thursday night after drinks was also much better, although woke up at 4am with hurty so that ruined that. Last night I finally got a good night's sleep - getting to sleep early and waking up late.
Tonight after work I went hunting the Baxter Inn on Clarence St.
You'd only know it was there if someone told you about it.
And warned you about dark alleys.
And unmarked doors.
But it was totally worth it! The bar tender I talked to was super helpful and I ended up sitting at the bar.
What a bar!
I ended up trying two scotches - a Longrow CV ($11) and a Caol Ila Distiller's Edition ($17).
Will have to drag the sweetie along some time :)
After that went to Luc and Lizzi's for dinner so could take a donut photo of Ryan.
Three months ago today we took a tram from Central to Victoria Park then did a Central and Sheung Wan foodie tour.
Where was I? Wednesday ..
Dealing with a crap crisis meant not getting any "real" work done today.
Drinks with Neil and Simon at Ha Ha, then La De da, and some very yummy fries.
Then home to fight with technology. Couldn't even get the old DVD player to play - could get audio to come through, but not video. Which is a big stinking poo. So we ended up watching the first couple of episodes of Firefly on Bluray. Can't believe that series is over ten years old now. And Neil is watching Veronica Mars again .. maybe I should too! heh :)