I feel like I hit a “move across the world” milestone today – I signed up for a gym membership!
When I worked at the JCC, I used that as my gym. That had it’s own drawbacks, as people often came up to me during my workouts to ask for advice. As flattering as that was, sometimes you just want to focus and train. For the past two days, I went with Anthony’s sister to one of the gyms in Brisbane, and really liked it. They were having a big promotion, so I signed up, and we had a lovely time taking a spin class taught by a very enthusiastic Russian. I had no idea what she was saying, but the music was great and I sweat up a storm, so had a grand ol’ time.
It’s been a bit awkward taking photos of food, as most meals have involved meeting Anthony’s family, and it’s felt a bit uncomfortable to be like, “hi, I’m Kat. I’m a food blogger. I take photos of food.” I figure that’s a conversation for a second meeting.
However, I managed to snap some shots yesterday at breakfast at my new favorite restaurant, The Flying Nun.
The Flying Nun is in a former convent that is now a lovely cafe open for breakfast and lunch. Surrounded by the most beautiful greenery and cawing birds, it’s a wonderful place to spend a morning or afternoon. They make a big effort to have organic ingredients, and have a ton of gluten-free options.
For breakfast, I had the “vego” (note about Australians: they abbreviate EVERYTHING. Vego is vegetarian, obviously.) which involved a potato & pumpkin rosti, mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, sauteed spinach, and the best gluten free toast I’ve ever had.
It was obscenely delicious. A bit more oil than I normally like, but it was so fresh and beautifully prepared. Anthony had the Eggs Benedict, which was also beautiful.
Afterwards, we wandered the property, which is in the beautiful area called Samford.
I love the Buddha under the tropical Christmas tree.
The rest of the day was spent in a shopping mall in a suburb called Chermside. Since I haven’t been to a mall in years, I found it quite intimidating and overwhelming. However, I did find the single most amazing pair of shoes I’ve ever seen.
I didn’t buy them, but looking at the photo makes me want to go back and snatch those babies up.
Question of the Day: What was the most ridiculous impulse purchase you’ve made?