The pleasures of home

Today is my last day off before going back to work. I have been off since the 3rd of September, with most of my time off spent in Italy.

Travelling is great, there is no doubt about that in my mind. Here’s a favourite quote of mine:

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.
Mark Twain – Innocents Abroad

Just as I love travelling, I also love coming home and want to celebrate some of the pleasures.

Lunch in Chinatown
Chilling out in the garden
Seeing the Jacaranda trees in bloom
Our buddies Speedy and Jose Gonzalez

And there are more which I will write about in the future. So welcome home us!

The place in Adelaide for Pho

Rare beef noodle soup, Vietnamese style. That most nourishing and tasty of soups that is eaten all day in Vietnam. Charlie’s Shack also has other stand-out dishes like the special dumplings, alone or in a soup with bok choy, or the beef lemongrass noodle.

We have never had a bad meal at Charlie’s. Turnover is high, food is fresh and Liz always has a smile. Check it out. Right next to the lions at the northern end of Moonta Street, Chinatown, behind the  Adelaide Central Market.

This is turning into a food blog…

A breakfast this morning we sat outside eating our yummy fresh wholemeal rye bread with lovely rhubarb raspberry jam, both purchased last evening at the Adelaide Central Market. We discussed what we would have for lunch and dinner. Lunch is likely to be at Casuarina, a Malaysian restaurant that does the most authentic Roti in Adelaide. For dinner Andrew is planning to make pizzas on his pizza stone in the hooded bbq. The next post may be a report on those meals.Adelaide is hot, hot, hot this weekend so there will be more outdoor dining and long cool drinks.