It has been one of the busiest weeks I’ve had in a while but it was well worth it for all the fun that it contained and I thought I would share a couple of the highlights. A little fun fact is that my dad, mum, brother and I all have our birthday’s within two weeks of each other and we are right in the midst of it at the moment.
Mid week saw yours truly’s birthday (the years are flying by too quickly!) and although it involved a morning of work, I also had a lovely lunch and shopping trip with a friend and dinner with the family.
There was one thing that my friend Alana and I always said when we were trudging through writing our theses, which was that we just wished there was just one day where we could have a day off and do something fun like a mini day trip. This week, that day finally arrived! We hopped in the car and headed down south to the coastal town of Port Elliot, just over an hour from Adelaide. It is the quintessential seaside town and we grabbed some fish and chips from the local shops and headed to the beach for a picnic.
Once we had headed back home, that night I headed into the city to celebrate my birthday with some friends. This time of the year is Adelaide’s crowning glory because of the Adelaide Fringe Festival. Comedy, music, cabaret, circus, dance, theatre and every kind of art imaginable feature in the four weeks of the Fringe. Pop up bars and venues flood the city and it just comes alive. We went to the Royal Croquet Club, set up in the city’s centre square, with bars, food trucks, music, and a croquet lawn set up in the middle. It was completely brimming with activity on a Friday night and had a great atmosphere, with delicious food and plenty of drinks.
Sunday lunch capped off the week with mum’s birthday, and I headed south out of Adelaide again with the family for lunch in the wine region of McLaren Vale. We didn’t hold back at D’Arrys Verandah Restaurant (part of D’Arenberg Winery) going for a three course menu. I am still delightfully full as I write this because it was all absolutely delicious. Without doubt though, the best part was definitely dessert, as always. It was death by chocolate, but I am not going to complain because that is definitely how I would want to go.