CYCLING and COFFEE
I always enjoy my coffee after a brisk morning ride but I think this cyclist is a little over the top.
Saturday night proved to be an unusual change for us as we were to travel back in time by a few decades. I remember as a teenager frequenting live bands playing in the alleyway warehouses of Melbourne in the 60s. I had the opportunity to see great Aussie bands in their infancy before they become both national and internationally accepted.
Our two son's, Andrew and Mitch have a post-punk band called "In Tongues" and they had their CD launch Saturday night. As proud parents, we decided to be there for this historic moment amongst a sold out crowd of 20 somethings. Now you might think that we would feel out of place with these youngsters but we were made welcome by the band's fans as several are close friends of our sons. Our home being a sort of half way house sometimes, we know their friends and so several made the effort to say hello during the night.
I must admit though that I was a little disappointed when they would NOT offer me a discount when I presented my Senior's Card.
That's Andrew on guitar while Mitch is hidden in the background - that's what they do to drummers.
Not wanting to watch the earlier support bands, we decided to have dinner in a nearby restaurant. By chance and being the closest to the venue, we decided upon an African restaurant. Neither Sue and I or our friends, Denise and Darren had tried African crusine before so we had the banquet as the introduction.
As we walked down Bruswick Street, Fitzroy - this was the first restaurant we came to, it looked busy and it was close to the venue, so by unanimous choice - this was it.
Spicy meat dishes with Cous Cous, rice, breads - tooooo much to eat, very generous servings.
I guess we are very fortunate in Melbourne to have so many choices of various crusines, and so many yet to try. Having said that, I still ejoy eating at home.
Needless to say after a late night out partying, a well deserved Sunday morning sleep-in was very welcome.