30th December – NYEE

30th December – a day of shopping, food and exploration.
And of course, good company.

After a bit of a sleep in we were up and headed out to the NE suburbs once again.

We were a little early so made a quick pit stop to Tea Tree Plaza before the boy dropped me off at Mrs M’s place.

Mr almost 4 was at the zoo and Mr 18 months was being looked after by Gran.

This of course means shopping day for me and Mrs M.

We headed first to Assaggio cafe in Campbelltown for lunch.
Good choice.

Mrs M had the croquettes, I had the arancini balls and we shared an apple, parmesan and walnut salad.  So good.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were very good and walked straight past the desserts cabinet.  They looked so good….

 

 

 

 

 

 

After lunch we began our shopping:
– Big W Cumberland Park – some new pens and the first book in the Conn Iggulden Genghis Khan series – Wolf of the Plains
Burnside Village – a Christmas present for Mrs M
Robern Menz factory – All the Fruchocs!!! And a t-shirt.

Of course, being at the Fruchocs factory meant we were next door to Gelato Bello again, and it was a hot afternoon, so…

– Choc mint and Toblerone for me, Blood Orange and Lemon for Mrs M.

Gelato consumed we headed back home to Mrs M’s for some more quality time with Mr C, Mr almost 4 and Mr 18 months.
I promise I will not buy they toys that require batteries, make lots of noise and generate tantrums again. Or maybe just once more…

 

 

 

The boy then picked me up and we headed to Lobethal to check out the town (and the lights).

We decided to check out the local food and chose the Lobethal Bierhaus as our first stop.
A tasting plate to share along with a trial sized beers seemed appropriate:

Once we were completely full we checked out the main street, the Christmas markets, the short cut to the house we are looking at and, of course, the lights.

Apart from the mosquitos all was wonderful, idyllic, picturesque etc etc.

Now – I am all caught up, back to the Hunger Games…

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