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

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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!

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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

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Frankies Place

Caught up with @SawHole at Frankies for our first time actually getting together in the city we live in!!!

Frankies Place

Delish Almond and Pear friand for me, and a late breakkie for Lisa.

Frankies Place

While confusing the staff while talking blog-speak ;)

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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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Frankies Place, Darby Street

I love the coffee at Frankie’s place, on Darby street. Helps that it’s Campos, and that it’s served in the cutest surroundings.

Frankies Place, Darby Street

So even though I’m a third of the way through #caffeinefreephona I suggested we go there between an open house and lunch yesterday.

Frankies Place, Darby Street

(After, of course, sarcastically suggesting Gloria Jeans :p )

Frankies Place, Darby Street

The brewed chai tea was served with two T2 teabags for extra strength, and came out on a part of the Sesame Street library. I’m told it was nice, but they used a little bit too much water in the water to milk ration in the teapot.

Frankies Place, Darby Street

My chai latte, yummy on the Bonsoy (with a tiny teddy!)

Frankies Place, Darby Street

While we weren’t eating, they were still serving breakfast, even though it was close to 1pm. Gotta love an all-day breakfast menu!

Frankies Place, Darby Street

Just monkeying around…

Frankies Place Darby Street

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So, I used o go to Goldberg’s on Darby Street Newcastle all the time. I have memories of playing Euchre with Rish and his parents there after a day at the beach during high school. With a mini Pochacco deck of cards.

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I was so happy with the breakfasts we got there over the weekend. A HUGE fruit salad for me, pancakes for Rish, and bacon and eggs for our visiting friend.

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We’re spoilt for choice in the hipster Mecca of Newcastle :)

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Ninja Kniting

April 23, 2012 · 3 comments

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Made me smile.

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Never be afraid to ask for what you want.

A double shot of coffee, soy milk, and blended with ice.

Perfect for the 30+ degree day.

(Sarah Blasko in the background, people-watching galore)

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