Hello and yay! Did you miss the Rewind? I know I did! It’s nice to be back and hello to both new and ‘old’ readers and linkers. You’re not old-old, of course. Just… established. We’re established rewinders.
I think the best way to sum up what I’ve been up to since we paused the Rewind is to tell you that I spent half of it sick and the other half visiting The Burrows of Berry cafe. I fell in love with The Burrows and I want to tell you why.
A quick sort-of disclaimer. The Burrows is co-owned by one of our family’s oldest friend’s husband Gordie (along with Rob, who I only kinda-sorta know but like very much). Now, Gordie has a long history of awesome cooking and catering. I went to his birthday party one year and from his tiny little home kitchen he produced three kinds of curries, two kinds of rice and five huge side platters for more than sixty people. His style is kinda rustic-meets-fusion-meets-nanna and that’s one of the things you’re gonna love about eating at The Burrows.
Oh look, there’s Gordie doing his best ‘blue steel’ impression… he will most likely kill me for putting that photo in. And he could do it too. Gordie looks like he could kill a man with his bare hands, don’t you think?
Luckily he cooks beautiful, moreish food with his bare hands instead. The food at The Burrows is enough to keep you popping in regularly for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a little something-something in between. The cakes, oh thank you, the cakes! But that’s not all.
My friend Sonya (who went to school with my younger sister and has pretty much been part of our family ever since), well Sonny did The Burrows interiors and styling and as a result being there is like wrapping up in a soft mohair shawl and pulling up by the fire with a bloody good book for a while. Warm, timeless, comforting, covetable, delicious. Now that I think about it, that description sort of describes Sonny too.
So, if you happen to be down Berry way, do stop in for an afternoon natter and a homemade cake or two. You’ll no doubt want to buy something unique and special from the back of the shop and then by the time you’ve wandered around this large cafe looking at all the little knick knacks and lovely bits and bobs, you’ll be ready for dinner. Matter of fact, if you start with breakfast, you could happily stay here all day. Say hi to Gordie for me.
Other things that had me this week:
Reading – In Defence of Food by Michael Pollan. Commonsense in a book.
Writing – not as much as I should be. I haven’t quite been myself since I had that awful virus… a post-viral lethargy that so far I just can’t shake.
Making – little buttons for my latest posts in my sidebar >>> see over there?? >>> Cool, huh?
Wishing – I felt better. Wishing I felt like me. But I’ve had tests at the docs so hopefully there is a reason that can be sorted.
Loving – the DTLL Workshop space. Ooh la la, I am heading over tomorrow for a proper look and many congratulations hugs for Tessa, Cate and Son.
Wondering – why so many grown ups are suddenly into colouring in. I don’t get it!
I remember once telling Lauren that I couldn’t talk to her because it bothered me so much that one person was allowed to be so beautiful, so smart and so funny. It’s just not bloody fair. Needless to say, Lauren is also kind enough to forgive me for that horribly offensive statement and I have backflipped to become her #1 fan. She blogs at The Thud and did I mention how funny she is? She is really funny.
Do you colour in? I think I might write a blog post about it next week and I’m keen to hear whether you are into it or not!
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