Picnic at the Carlton Gardens

21 Nov

It has been a long time since James and I have gone on a picnic – long enough that it counted for my new experience that week. =) A couple of weekends ago we took advantage of the lovely weather to head to the Carlton Gardens.

James picked a nice picnic spot under shade, with a nice view of the water, and far away from shrieking children.

We packed some water, sandwiches and scones, and while we were walking to the gardens we decided to pick up some oysters too. They were $10 a dozen at the Vic Market, and the lady there chucked in one of their display lemons too. =)

Here are the scones, made from this recipe. These were a big hit with James, who gave me his second sandwich so he could eat more scones.

There were supposed to be ducks at the park, so we bought a loaf of stale bread at the Vic Market. We only saw 2 ducks, which was probably the biggest disappointment of the day. We threw some bread at them, but they weren’t really interested. I guess when you are the only 2 ducks at a park you get fed a lot.

This guy was at our lake and kept flapping his wings very elaborately in what we assumed was some sort of mating ritual. Unfortunately there were no other birds around to see it.

After we ate we lounged around on the picnic rug a bit, and then we walked home. It was a nice day, but marred a bit by the lack of ducks – the main reason I wanted to go was to feed them! When we got home I put the loaf of bread in our freezer for next time – no sense in wasting perfectly good bread. =)

Week 1: Made vanilla extract
Week 2: BJJ day camp
Week 3: Used Myki and went to Beatrix
Week 4: Tried new skincare
Week 5: Competed at the Pan Pacs
Week 6: Joined Kiva
Week 7: Tried durian and frog fallopian tube
Week 8: Attended a chicken auction
Week 9: Graded for my BJJ blue belt
Week 10: Went to Isthmus of Kra
Week 11: Makeover at Mecca Cosmetica
Week 12: Tried the Melbourne Bike Share
Week 13: Picnic at the Carlton Gardens

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2 Responses to “Picnic at the Carlton Gardens”

  1. Cat November 21, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Could’ve just come to my house to feed some CHICKENS

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