Saturday, March 21, 2015

Weekend Recap

We have had a pretty low-key weekend. We made tacos for dinner on Friday and then walked over to Brunetti in the city and enjoyed some desserts on the patio. I got the chocolate fondant cake (which was amazing) and Peter got a cannoli:
One of the great luxuries we have enjoyed in Melbourne is being able to sit outside after dark and not get eaten alive by mosquitoes. I think they do exist here, I've seen a few, but it's nothing like at home. This is great for someone like me who seemed to attract every mosquito within 10,000 miles back home.

On Saturday, Peter went to work and I got a few things at the Queen Vic Market. The market closes at 3 on Saturdays and you can often get really good deals if you go around 2:30. Of course, it's also one of the most stressful situations in the world, with vendors yelling prices at you and frantic shoppers trying to save a buck or two. I ended up getting chicken, peaches, tomatoes, and garlic before I got fed up with the crowd and left. I have never seen so many inappropriately aggressive grandmothers toting shopping trolleys in my life. 
I spent the rest of the day on Saturday doing laundry, which is becoming a little bit less exciting than last week, and watching 16 and Pregnant. It's definitely one of my guilty pleasures, primarily because it makes me feel like the most successful human being on the planet. Also, I can't decide if the teenagers or their parents are crazier. It's a toss up.  

Because my trip to the market was largely a fail, Peter picked up some items from the grocery store on his way home from work so we could make one of our favorite meals for dinner:
It's basically chicken, orzo, and vegetables in a creamy wine sauce. So good and easy!

Our Saturday night activity? Gogglebox. For the last few months I've been seeing commercials for a new TV show where you watch people watch TV. Yes, it sounds like the most boring concept for a television show in the universe and I even remember asking Peter why anyone would watch that, but it is actually ridiculously entertaining. Basically, you watch a number of different friends/families and their reactions to various TV shows aired that week. There was a hilarious old couple and a gay couple that just had the best commentary. I will definitely be tuning in again.

And that about covers our extremely anti-climactic weekend! Oh, and I added my Instagram to the sidebar of this blog, so check it out of you don't already follow me


  1. I was wondering who watches that show haha! Maybe I should check it out. The other night on The Project they were showing Melbourne Real Housewives clips from GoggleBox of people talking crap about them. It was pretty entertaining...

    1. It's pretty funny, I was hoping they would show the Housewives because that would make for some great commentary, but it didn't happen on the episode I watched!

  2. That foods looks so yummy - made me really hungry. Thank you for sharing!



Welcome! I started Laura and Peter Down Under in July 2014 when my husband and I moved from the States to Melbourne, Australia for his job. I blog about expat life, our travels, food, and whatever else comes to mind. Follow along on our adventures Down Under!



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