I woke up this morning and decided I wasn't quite ready to head back to the office so I took a day off work. It's nice to have a job that affords that kind of flexibility and it was easy to convince myself to take some personal time to recover from the trip having worked through the Christmas/new year 'break'.
I caught up with my sister and niece over a lovely lunch at the Town and Country Cafe in Balwyn. My sister discovered the cafe during one of her mothers' group outings. The food was lovely...I had an exceptionally tasty burger. it was stacked so high that I had to eat i with a knife and fork.
After lunch, I caught the tram back towards the city. Due to track works on Victoria Street, I had to take a bit of a detour to get to Fitzroy/Collingwood where I spent the afternoon wandering along Gertrude, Smith and Brunswick Streets visiting all my favourite shops and checking out some new ones like Happy Valley.
I stopped by Myers on my way home and picked up some flowers (well, actually, a bunch of interesting leaves) for home.
All round, I had a very nice start to the 'working' week ;-)