Instead of doing our groceries like responsible adults should, D and I decided to go for a walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Who likes spending the weekend doing chores, anyway? The weather turned out to be scorching - which was great, but we were unprepared (no hat, no water!).

Even without a map of the gardens, we managed to stumble upon some really nice feature gardens like the fernery, the succulent garden and the rose garden (my favourite!). Will have to return one day for the herb garden! Here is a selection of the photographs I took of the plants and things that caught my eye.

The Fenery has some amazing filtered light.

Perfect spot to sit and read a book. Or take a nap.

An Australian White Ibis (or what I like to call the Aussie stork!)

Such cute cacti 

A Hydrangea flower - quite possibly my most favourite flower!

Another perfect spot...

This rose had the most divine scent!!! I wish I had a bush for myself. 

And last, but not the least... my favourite rose picture! 

If only was a Botanist instead of a Speech Pathologist...





The weather decided to be very fickle today. At first, I thought it was going to be a perfect beach day (which we haven't had in a very long time in Sydney, even though it is summer!). By the time I got out of bed, it was overcast! We decided not to take the chance and went for brunch at Le Monde instead - it's on D's walking route to his new job.

Potato Hash at Le Monde
(we ordered the same thing)

Afterwards, we went grocery shopping and ended up having very ambitious ideas for dinner and dessert! 

Beetroot and Danish Feta salad

Four lime pie

During Christmas last year, I attempted the same pie but added the zest and juice of four limes. It turned out very sour and very bitter. This time around, I decided to still have the juice of four limes but with only the zest of one. It turned out a lot less bitter and more delicious! You can find the easy recipe here. (Note: we didn't use key limes, but ordinary limes) 


Taken with Instagram