Vietnam flashbacks and Blu Ginger

The final line on my Wednesday post was that I would look forward to attending work on Thursday. Because, you know, gloating when your team wins is fun.

On a wall in my work space I have two flags “flying”. On top I have the flag of the sovereign state of Queensland and below it the flag of the Northern Territory of Australia. The two best places in Australia.

I couldn’t help a little bragging on Instagram as I had my morning coffee

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The day just got better. It was pay day and that means a hot pie for lunch.

It's #payday #pieday chunky beef and mushroom with #coffee

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This was a chunky beef and mushroom pie. It was pretty good.

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At work we have some Christmas decoration letters. Sadly we don’t have the full alphabet. Thursday’s work word of the day was apt.

Work word of the day 😃😃😃

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It’s a pity we didn’t have four Xs 🙂

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In support of charity

I bought these for charity. I have no idea what the charity is. I needed #chocolate #dontjudgeme

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You really need to click on the top right corner and check out the comments that were made

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Dinner was a roasted Chicken Maryland with a spicy garlic and ginger yoghurt on some cabbage.

#dinner Roast Chicken Maryland and cabbage with spicy garlic ginger yoghurt #yummy

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Friday started well with porridge and condensed milk

#breakfast Porridge with condensed milk 😃

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Friday’s weather was all over the place. It was bucketing down and then becoming bright and blue. It seesawed throughout the day. As I left the hospital the afternoon was bright blue with a hint of the moon.

Remarkable change in weather #bluesky #moon

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Friday night Bron invited me over for dinner. Look at these fresh spring rolls. They were amazing and the dipping sauce Bron made was fantastic.

#dinner Bron made fresh rice paper spring rolls

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Not only did we have spring rolls but we had San Choy Bau.

#dinner As well as fresh spring rolls Bron made San Choy Bau 😃😃😃 #superyummy

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Little lettuce leaves filled with happiness

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The weather on Saturday was forecast as bleak with the day not getting above 10 °C. That meant I needed breakfast from the shelf of shame.

#breakfast From my shelf of shame. Poached eggs and spam on toast #coffee

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Plus coffee from my local

Good morning. Saturday ritual. #coffee

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Lunch had further shame

#lunch From the shelf of shame. Sardines on toast. Fresh breath NOT 😃😃😃

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Sardines on toast is a favourite of mine. I just love tinned fish. An Facebook friend suggested adding a little vinegar too.

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Last night I went to dinner with some Canberra friends. We went to an Indian restaurant in Civic. Blu Ginger is pretty popular but I’ve never been there before.

For an entrée I had lamb cutlets

#dinner Lamb cutlets. These were really nice. Ping @chat2tb @macjam1 @natmcb

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These were succulent

Thanks for sharing @macjam1 The lamb cutlets were succulent #dinner Ping @chat2tb @natmcb

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For a main course I had goat curry which was nice and spicy

#dinner Goat curry. Excellent. Ping @macjam1 @chat2tb @natmcb

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After Blu Ginger we walked over to Koko Black for dessert

I had a debate in my head about chocolate versus vanilla ice cream

I know what I want 😃 #dessert

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Guess what won?

#dessert chocolate ice cream hot chocolate sauce and chocolate soil #yummy Ping @chat2tb @macjam1 @natmcb

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If you click on the top right hand corner you’ll see my Instagram feed started comments on boobs 🙂 (.Y.)

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I also had a Belgian classic hot chocolate

#dessert Belgian hot chocolate #yummy Ping @natmcb @macjam1 @chat2tb

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This morning I woke up feeling a little delicate. Normally spicy food doesn’t affect me. Who knows. The best way to fix a uneasy belly is with an omelet.

This had spam, coon cheese, basil, and mint in it

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Bron invited me over for lunch. She made Bánh mì. Bron had bought Saigon rolls from the local bakery and had already made from scratch some Chả lụa.

Bron also made her own carrot and daikon pickles. We had pâté, coriander, cucumber, and mayonnaise. This was amazing. It was like we were back in Ho Chi Minh City.

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It didn’t get much above this today

Just prior to midday. Apparent temperature –2.2 °C ❄❄❄

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Hello Mr Owl

Good morning Mr Owl. #publicart #pubicart #canberra

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Bánh mì

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Toilet 3/5 because there was no paper towel and the air dryer was pathetic.

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