After dinner there were sparklers, which are something of a tradition for us, and I took my camera with us outside but was to enthralled with making sparkly swirls to take any pictures... I'm easily entranced. Then there was an AMAZING dessert, too, but by this point my camera was well and truly done for the night. And that was my lovely Saturday!
Thursday, 19 April 2012
dinner on saturday with oysters and sparklers and the stripiest socks and one very familiar dress
On Saturday I had a nice breakfast, took photos for a review and a giveaway, as you know well! I then went out to dinner. I think I have exhausted my summer clothes now, as although we are halfway through Autumn (!) it is still warm enough for summer clothes – in fact, it's the perfect summer weather now, for me!. I know I have worn all of my summery things sooo many times, and sometimes it's hard to chose what to wear, even from a full wardrobe. Some of these are summery but only good when it cools down even more here; that's Melbourne for you! It's still a bit too warm for my 1930s and 1940s rayon dresses, and I can't wait to wear them. Anyway, I said I'd get lots of wear out of my asos gingham dress and I was right! Definitely a good buy. I wore it with my floral wedges, which I love so much.
My friend is an amazing cook. I am learning to take photos in artificial light, and I don't think my camera likes it very much! Getting the white balance right is a challenge, but one I accept! I hope to get better though, as I want to share things that happen after dark, too. So, to start, we had oysters. I used to hate oysters, and any seafood really, but dinner with these friends got me on to fresh, straight up oysters, just with a squeeze of lemon. They are a favourite now. This plate was for the five of us... and it didn't take us long to eat them all!
I can get through a few...
Of course they go very well with champange.
A surprise friend from England! I used to read about her when I was little.
And the main course – pork belly and pomegranate salad! Delicious. Thanks Miss J!
It got colder at night than I expected, so my friend lent me some socks. I think I need my own stripy socks in my life now. Complete with individual toes. It feels better than expected. I might just put them in a style post! Or I might not. We'll see ;) I do need new slippers for winter, though... and that is something I will post about! Note that there is nothing weird going on with my little right toe, I just hadn't put the socks on properly..!