The redundant lawnmower.

On Sunday I went to the Manly markets with my mum and youngest son.  Manly is a small bayside suburb by the sea and a good half an hours drive from Brisbane CBD.    It’s quite the picturesque place with restaurants, shops, parks and a large Marina.

We parked along the esplanade in front of a house that had a goat tied up.  Despite it looking completely out-of-place in amongst beautiful beach side houses, fancy cars etc..

old pearly jenkins

It did look like it had a purpose as the lawnmower didn’t look like it’d had been used in while.

Happy Monday.

I’ve had a lovely day today, out shopping for tiles and toilets for the upstairs bathroom with my mum.

But before we did this we went out for coffee and cake at The Cottage Garden Nursery, Stanley Street, East Brisbane.  I really wanted to share this photo of the cheesecake that my mum was getting stuck into before it was all gone.



The cake portions at this cafe are HUGE!!

The flavour of the cheesecake was ‘turkish delight and white chocolate’. Ok.. maybe a cheesecake with turkish delight doesn’t tickles your fancy but for those who do…. check out the chunks of it inside.  It was amazing!!!! The icing on the cake (pardon the pun) was a delicate sprinkling of rose petals on the top. Yummo!!!

Sadly because chocolate, dark,milk and white gives me hideous migraines I only sampled a few spoonfuls (plus the leftovers  – fingers crossed x) and ordered this ‘orange and almond cake’ with orange syrup. It was delicious too.  Did I mention that the freshly whipped cream had real vanilla stirred through it?  If you haven’t already worked it out, I have a serious sweet tooth!!!!!!