Canberra trip, November 2010

Here’s the list of posts from our trip to Canberra (November 2010), in reading order: The Chairman and Yip, Civic Dobinson’s Bakery Cafe, Civic Ottoman Cuisine, Barton Shanghai Dumpling Cafe and That Pizza Place Best ice cream ever Kingsley’s Steak and Crabhouse, Civic Cafe Essen and sculptures Afternoon tea buffet at the Tea Lounge, …

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Buffet breakfast, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

We stayed at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra for five nights in November and part of the deal included free buffet breakfast every morning at the hotel. We ate breakfast at the buffet on three mornings. Two of those mornings were the two days of my conference, when we didn’t have time to go out to […]

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Room service dinner, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

I crashed out for a few hours following afternoon tea. Despite my appetite, I still had a sore throat, blocked head and runny nose and was much lower on energy than I normally would be. When I woke up, it was dark outside and well past dinner time. Our tummies were rumbling again but I […]

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Cats and holidays

One more day of work, and then I’m on holidays for three weeks. I have a lot of catching up to do at home – Christmas shopping, tidying my study, backing up my files then installing Windows 7 (finally!) on my laptop computer, and working through a huge backlog of photographs and writing the corresponding […]

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Cafe Essen and sculptures, Canberra

On the Friday of our Canberra trip, we got up early and walked to Civic for breakfast. We’d walked past Cafe Essen a few times and seen magic words on the specials blackboard: corncakes, French toast, pancakes, bacon, maple syrup. It was a crisp cool morning and we enjoyed the walk. It also felt good […]

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Kingsley’s Steak and Crabhouse, Civic, Canberra

On the Thursday of our trip to Canberra, I attended the second day of my conference and emerged at 6pm, still with my sore throat, tired but surprisingly hungry. After our not-so-great experience at the Shanghai Dumpling Cafe the night before, we were ready for something western for dinner. Kingsley’s Steak and Crabhouse was mentioned [&helli…

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Macarons, La Galette de France, Subiaco

I’m always on the look-out for places to get macarons in Perth. In the past year, I’ve become obsessed with macarons. Their many vibrant colours and flavours, some utterly sublime, some downright weird, are so appealing to my senses and imagination. Eating a macaron is a textural delight – I relish biting into the crisp […]

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Best ice cream ever

On the Thursday of our Canberra holiday, I woke up very early with a burning sore throat. It felt hot and scratchy and hollow and hurt like I’d swallowed razor blades. I’m sure you guys have all felt like that at one time or another, when it hurts to swallow. I felt dreadful. But I […]

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Shanghai Dumpling Cafe and That Pizza Place, Canberra

On the Wednesday of our Canberra trip, we ate breakfast at the hotel buffet. Our hotel stay included full buffet breakfast every morning; we ended up eating there three mornings. It was great – I’ll be writing about it in a separate post. After the buffet breakfast, I went to my conference, which was all […]

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