Life Lately #5 – Springtime sunshine



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You wouldn’t have picked it from today’s rainy antics but along with the glistening rain, we’ve also already been able to enjoy quite a few days of glorious sunshine here in Melbourne as spring returns. As usual we did a lot of eating, playing and exploring and I also got to meet and catch up with some fellow Melbourne bloggers.  Lately I’ve also gotten the hang of making sure I purposefully close off some days on my calendar so I can just breathe and just…be! Instead of saying yes to every single thing, I have been able to say no leaving me more time to spend doing things I really like. My little Baby D has also recently been sick with his first real cold and this, plus his teething had me suffering from sleep deprivation and exhaustion. Thankfully Baby D has gotten back into the swing of things and is now sleeping quite well again.

Here are some things we got up to in the recent weeks!:

– 1st birthdays galore (post coming up soon on our friend’s dress up party!),
– bloggers events see here, here and here,
Culture Mamas Go Go dancing event (so much fun and I was sweating by the end of it!),
– eating out (Flower Drum, Trailer Park food trucks, Lil Nomnoms food truck, the Winter night market at Vic Market, truffles in Footscray at Guerilla Espresso), Burger Culture)
– also tried cooking pho at home for the first time but I think next time I’ll use stock to lift the flavour a little more!
– attended the open day at Passion Dance Studio and did a KPop dance class!
– celebrated our wedding anniversary and finally got to try Mamasita (we were baby-free for the night, hence the opportunity to wait in line for places that don’t take bookings)
– attended the launch night of council Leadership Alumni and had a lovely night networking with people passionate about making a difference in the community
– attended a Motivating Mum and SheSays event (I love meeting and learning from an array of motivated individuals),
– lots of family time and celebrating Wes’ first fathers day!
– took the dogs to Lort Smith Animal Hospital for a check up (two dogs and a baby in one car equals headache!!)
– did a “little” bit of shopping! (see post here, here and here)
– watched Baby D grow more confident in standing on his own, clapping his hands , pointing to objects we ask about and listened to him turn into a lovely little chatterbox! 🙂

So thankful for life’s everyday blessings -xx-

What everyday blessings are you thankful for?

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Discovering Burger Culture in Williamstown

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Burger Culture – 3 Cole street, Williamstown 

After an original plan was thwarted by the newly opened cafe being closed, Consider the Sauce’s Kenny, took me an old favourite of his, Burger Culture. Check out Kenny’s take on Burger Culture here! What a nice surprise – a bright, cheery atmostphere (or maybe that was Melbourne’s gorgeous spring sunshine coming through) and such great value burgers. As we approached Burger Culture I could already feel the busy buzz and we took our seats outside so as to accommodate Baby D and his pram.

I ordered the Yankee Culture burger and it was bursting with flavour from the mustard, pickles and tasty cheese melted all over the beef pattie. With a side of chips and a can all for under $12, Kenny and I were winning! 🙂 Such great value for the quality and taste!  We didn’t have to wait too long for our orders either! Will definitely be back here soon as the other half loves his burgers and I can’t wait for him to try these!

Have you tried a Burger Culture burger? Which one should I try on my next visit!? Suggest a burger below 🙂

Have a great week everyone!

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