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Ciderlicious – The Hop Factory, Darby Street

Matso's Lime and Ginger

Even though I’m not a beer drinker, there’s plenty of yummy options at The Hop Factory for a lazy Sunday afternoon drink.

Caught up with some friends on the weekend, because one is off north for her final year of uni, and got to taste this delicious Matso’s Lime and Ginger cider. A wonderful summer taste, given I was tossing up between it and the three ginger beers on the menu, it had enough ginger for me :)

The Hop Factory Darby Street Cheese Platter $18

A cheese platter and some live cover music (a guy with an acoustic guitar covering a very wide range of tunes, including Come as you are, some John Butler, and a little Incubus!) made for quite a pleasant afternoon.

The Hop Factory
102 Darby Street
Cooks Hill NSW 2300
PH: 02 4929 4854

Early Dinner @ Zinc, Darby Street

Zinc, Darby Street

I won’t go into the nitty-gritty of the rest of the day, but this early dinner at Zinc was earned by all concerned after an emotional ride of a weekend.

Zinc, Darby Street

Seafood was the flavour of the day, with the (gluten-free) fish and chips at the top for me, seafood spaghetti for the guys, and a tapas plate for Rish’s mum off the specials list.

Zinc, Darby Street

Early dinner then early sleep. Yes please!

Breakfast at Frankie’s Place, Darby Street

Frankie's Place, Darby Street

Sunday morning breakfast with some of my nearest, dearest, and fittest (! they all did Tough Mudder, and lived through it, 3 weeks ago!) high school friends.

Frankie's Place, Darby Street

Home made baked beans with poached eggs for Rish (similar, but not the same as Lisa had last time I was there for a meal)

Frankie's Place, Darby Street

My mushrooms, spinach, tomato and aoli on gluten free toast.

Frankie's Place, Darby Street

Avo on toast for Amanda.

Frankie's Place, Darby Street

Benedict and bacon for Phil.

Frankie's Place, Darby Street

Birthday Recap (Hello Kitty, foodage, #jeansfreephona, Tea Party and more!)

Hello Kitty Earrings
Birthday present from the MIL. *bounce*

Busy busy 30th birthday weekend! Let’s recap in photos :) :) (photo heavy post ahead! Woo!)

Hello Kitty Cake!
I got a Hello Kitty cake!! :D :D

Birthday Weekend!

I babysat the kids so my sister and her husband could go see a movie. I have now changed nappies. And introduced Ez to the wonder that is Dolmades.

Birthday Weekend!

Stayed overnight in Sydney at the Sebel Surry Hills

Birthday Weekend!

$140 on Wotif as a Wot Hotel?

Birthday Weekend!

Rocked out to The Tea Party at the Hordern


Paint it Black Cover in the encore


Save me

Birthday Weekend!

Birthday Weekend!

Four people back, front and centre :p

Birthday Weekend!

Birthday Weekend!

Ticked over into my Birthday somewhere in Surry Hills.

Birthday Weekend!

Wore cat ears. And tights. But not jeans and a black tshirt, as was the uniform of choice for Tea Party fans.

Birthday Weekend!

Birthday Weekend!

Had breakfast at Toast, Surry Hills.

Birthday Weekend!

Toby’s Estate coffee

Birthday Weekend!

Moroccan Breakfast for Rish

Birthday Weekend!

Mexican for me (minus egg). Corn fritters, avocado and halloumi under there.

Birthday Weekend!

Fought the kids for some biscuits.

Birthday Weekend!

Birthday Weekend!

Took more photos for the collage at Ez’s 21st ;)

Birthday Weekend!

Dinner with the family

Birthday Weekend!

At the very Gluten-free friendly Zinc, On Darby Street.

Birthday Weekend!
Garlic Bread (gf)

Birthday Weekend!
Whitebait

Birthday Weekend!
Coq au vin (gf)

Birthday Weekend!
Beetroot Cured Salmon (gf)

Birthday Weekend!
Lamb Shanks

Birthday Weekend!

Birthday Weekend!

Gluten free cake from Snows

Birthday Weekend!
Princess! With crown and Hello Kitty Earrings.

Birthday Weekend!

Yay!

Now back to normal, hey??


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