slices of weekend (part i).
On Friday morning, I took a flight to Melbourne to help one of my favourite humans pick her wedding dress. We spent hours in a little dress shop in suburban Melbourne as Keren tried on different dresses - looking more and more beautiful with each dress - until we finally found 'the one'. The shop was run by the sweetest Polish woman who only made the decision easier.
We tasted some wine at the local bottle shop, and when we got home, we ate ice blocks to keep cool and started making dinner - zucchini fritters and salad. We ate outside as the sun lit up the sky.
In the morning, I slept in. We drank tea and helped our friend cook a huge feast for brunch; eggs, beans, veggies, French toast, berries, yoghurt, and sparkling Shiraz. We sat outside in the peace and quiet of our hosts' big and beautiful backyard - we listened to the birds as they sang from the fruit trees surrounding us. We had nowhere to be; we just sat and ate and drank and let time pass. We laughed heartily and we breathed deeply.
We went bushwalking after brunch and I saw a snake in the real world for the first time (mildly terrifying). We took the tram into the city and had dinner at the James Squire restaurant Portland Hotel, and then I walked down to the bus station to begin my journey home. Although my time in the city was fleeting, what I saw of Melbourne made me so excited to return (and reignited the burning desire within me to travel!).
It was such a beautiful way to spend the weekend - eating good food and soaking up the sunshine and laughing until my cheeks ached with some of the most kind, generous, good people I've ever had the honour to know. These people make me feel whole, and supported, and intelligent. I feel so humbled to have been included in such a special occasion (and I cannot wait to be a bridesmaid next year!).
Stay tuned for part ii - Sunday adventures in Adelaide.