The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Time with family and friends, Perth

Most of our recent trip to Perth was taken up with (organising) Rob's birthday do, spending time with family, visiting a couple of friends and taking care of a few official stuff. Other than the lunch we had at Friend's Restaurant on Rob's birthday, and the dimsum lunch with my family and mother-in-law on Sunday after church at Northbridge Chinese Restaurant, we didn't get much opportunity or time for dining out. We did, however, have the pleasure of eating a home-cooked dinner at my sister-in-law's house (her husband cooked up a delicious Roast Lamb shoulder), enjoying a gorgeous home-prepared Eggs Benedict brunch at my friend S's home, and having an indoor Vegetarian Picnic at another friend E's house when the rainy day meant we had to can the plan for an outdoor picnic. And not to mention the yummy meals we ate while we stayed at Rob's mum's and my parents' respective homes. Fairly low-key, but we enjoyed warm hospitality, delicious food and wonderful company! Thanks guys :)

The Italian Liqueur Cake for Rob's birthday (his favourite cake) - cream-filled layer cake with strawberries and marsala:

At Northbridge Chinese Restaurant with my family and MIL for Sunday lunch, enjoying a dimsum feast; and then at Icey Ice for dessert after lunch, sharing a Peanut Snow Ice:

Delicious home-cooked roast dinner with lamb shoulder, prepared by my brother-in-law; and having a picnic at my vegetarian friend's place on a rainy day:

At S and J's gorgeous home, for a beautiful eggs benedict breakfast - toasted sourdough, wilted spinach, smoked salmon and poached egg complete with home-made hollandaise sauce!

We really enjoyed our time in Perth, but it was too short, and we wish we had more time to see everyone. Thanks especially to my mother-in-law and my parents for putting us up in your homes during our stay.

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