Detour | Melbourne Day 2

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Sunday started out with brunch, at Brighton Schoohouse, a heritage listed schoolhouse offering indoor/outdoor dining.

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The interior of the cafe was super cool, but we decided to make the most of the sunshine and sit outdoors.

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The best part about this morning, wasn’t the amazing coffee, or the delicious looking food. It was the fact that I was to finally see my wonderful friend Brooke, after seven long years! We met in NYC, when both working as nannies, and hit it off immediately.  After seven years, nothing has changed, except for the addition of her little guy, Jackson.

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After introductions and some non-stop chat, we turned our attention to the menu, and agonised over what to choose, when everything sounded so very good.

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Coffee then arrived.

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And babyccino’s for the tiny guests amongst us.

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I decided to win Jackson over by bringing gifts.

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I think it worked!

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And then the food arrived.  I’d opted for Mr Miyagi’s Salmon (see photo of menu above!).  It was SO GOOD as you can see by the photo!

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The Nutrition Bombe smoothie I ordered was also totally ace.

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The little ones soon became pals and ran amok, in that cheeky way two year olds love to do.

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Brunch was over all too soon, but what a great way to start my day amongst amazing friends.

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After goodbyes to Brooke & her family, we continued on our way with a little tiki touring around Melbourne’s beaches.

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And then it was obviously time to think about eating again, so we made our way to Yo-Chi for some frozen yoghurt.

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Self-serve frozen yoghurt is a dangerous concept and requires extreme self control.

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We scanned the flavours, made our choices and deployed the frozen yoghurt from the machine into our containers.

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Then you have the overwhelming choice of toppings.  Self control at this stage is all but forgotten.

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Weighing my yoghurt concoction, it was around that time I personally realised my eyes were bigger than my stomach.

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But I’m not a quitter!

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We devoured our desserts within minutes as we walked in the summer sun to meet friends.

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We arrived at the Newmarket Hotel in St Kilda for afternoon drinks and a catch up with some of my ex-London dwelling friends.

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The Newmarket Hotel bar and restaurant is unbelievably cool.  From the interior to the food menu, it was all fantastic and definitely worth a visit if you find yourself hanging out in Melbourne.

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Stories swapped and lives brought up-to-date, it was time to bid farewell to friends and go our separate ways.

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And in our case, it was in the direction of food YET AGAIN.  We had Mexican on our minds and grabbed a seat at Radio Mexico.

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Taco’s, and a pile of roasted pumpkin and cheese nachos later, we waddled back home to rest our feet, with one more day ahead for me to absorb Melbourne and all it has to offer.  To Be Continued.

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