Monday, May 17, 2010

New boots!

It was beautiful, crisp autumn weather on Sunday. The perfect day to spend mucking around in central Melbourne. The buddha festival was on, its always interesting to learn something about a cultural group different from our own.

A huge altar was setup in Federation square, where people could light incense and place flowers.

There was also lots of yummy vegetarian food on offer!

Mmmmmmmmm dumplings! Can't go past a good dumpling...

Roti with curry sauce.

Afterwards we went to Retrostar, where I was super excited to discover they had a sale on all the leather cowboy boots! I love them because they are cosy warm in winter, and fit my wide calves. In the very top picture I am wearing my brown ones, but in this picture (check out our shopping trolleys!) I am wearing my new gray ones! They blend in with my winter white legs a little bit better too...

Delicious mini cupcakes from Little Cupcakes, raspberry and white chocolate are my favourite by far!

New boots!

Once we had stuffed ourselves full of food it was time to buy our fresh veges for the week (never shop on an empty stomach!). This time we decided to go to the Queen Victoria Markets, being as we were in the city anyway. The Vic markets are world famous, and a major tourist draw for Melbourne. We usually get all our meat and veges from the Prahran Market, as it is smaller and closer to our place, but a change is as good as a holiday! Or so they say...

By then we were all tuckered out, so we went home to put our feet up!


  1. I love going to festivals like that and learning about new cultures. We have lots of international nurses at work and im always asking about their cultures, there is so many interesting aspects about other cultures isnt there?
    The festival looks like it was nice and colourful and those dumplings look awesome!


  2. This post makes me hungry!
    And love the new boots, especially because they are grey.
    Oh, and thanks for those recipes. I am definitely keen to give them a go once I am allowed fruit again.

  3. Looks like a lovely day out :) Good thing you were wearing boots with all that walking.. "Those boots were made for walking, and that's just what they'll do" :P


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