Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bagged a bargain.

Today's weather was absolutely beautiful and the family and I decided to head into the city and take full advantage of the sunshine. We made our way into China Town and enjoyed everything it has to offer. I absolutely adore Asian cuisine and have been spoilt two days in a row with it. Last night was Thai cuisine and I ordered a delicious Sizzling Beef with loads of chilli. The funny thing about this was that as they served it up on the hot plate and it started to sizzle away, it let off that much steam with chilli into the room everyone had an absolute coughing fit. Too funny - I couldn't stop laughing.

Today was a much more sedate affair and I ordered Beef Briskette with greens in a clear broth. Absolutely delish.
Stephen also decided to have this soup and the children enjoyed Honey Sesame Chicken with Fried Rice. After lunch we decided to head Paddy's Markets and do a little shopping. That place is so jam packed with stuff your brain gets a bit overloaded and it's hard to focus on any one thing in particular. It's just rows and rows of clothes, electrical, sporting, shoes, plants, homewares and loads of other things. But the one thing that did get my attention were the sunglasses stall. I have never owned a pair of cycling sunnies because they have always cost so much. But today I found 2 pairs for $20.

They are obviously not designer brands but they should do the trick for a while. One thing they do have is UV protection. Can't wait to wear them. I was going to go for a ride tomorrow but it seems our August winds have arrived right on time. If I was to get on my bike in this wind I think I would be blown backwards.

How was everyone's weekend?

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage