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Day 145 - Thursday 27 September 2012

Melbourne

After breakfast we walked up to Chapel Street again to see whether the Post Office had any mail for us - we were in luck. After buying some papers it was over the road to the Yellow Bird Cafe for a coffee. After coffee it was back to K's for lunch before we went to Northcote to see David's sister Louise. As we drove along the Northcote High Street we felt that the area is slowly moving more upmarket with plenty of restaurants along the way.

We spent an hour or so with Louise and had some afternoon tea that we had brought with us. Louise is only just back in her house again, because the bathroom has been remodelled to install a bath, the whole house has been repainted, and an air purifier installed to remove dust mites, mould spores, pet allergens, chemicals, pollens from grasses, weeds, flowers and trees, smoke, odours, bacteria, and viruses. Anyway that is what the brochure said, but if it only removes the cigarette smoke all Louise's visitors will be happy.

Louise would not consent to a photo for the blog - so no photos today.

At 7:00 pm that evening David and Di ventured back onto the trams to meet Kirrily in the city for a meal. We went to Il Solito Posto which is a very nice Italian restaurant just off Collins Street, near the Melbourne Grand Hyatt Hotel. We started with a shared Antipasto platter; then Kirrily had Anatra arrosto - twice roasted duck with orange and anise, with Sardinian cous cous, almonds, artichoke and olives; Di had Agnello al forno - slow cooked lamb in chilli, garlic, herbs, tomato, fresh peas; and David had Involtini di coniglio - farmed rabbit, wrapped in pancetta, stuffed with fontina, sourdough and herbs, with farro and braised spinach; and a glass or two of a very nice Sangiovese.

A very happy evening with our daughter!

Posted by TwoAces 03:24

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