Friday, March 7, 2014

Adventures in Parramatta - The Hungry Baker

One thing we are spoiled for in Parramatta these days is cafes. Over the 4 or so years that I have worked in Parramatta, many have opened, providing a good choice of places to go for our lunch breaks should we feel the need to leave the office.
One such one, is the Hungry Baker. It has been opened a while but as it is not on the Westfields/Church Street Mall side of the CBD and therefore it was out of sight, out of mind for us.

Not any more.

Today we ventured across the station to the Deloitte's building (cnr Station Street East and Hassall Street), where the Hungry Baker is located on the ground floor. A very industrial looking space, with indoor and outdoor seating; and a large communal table in the centre.

 I chose a sandwich from their pre-made section - pulled pork ($10.90). 
It was delicious - to quote a colleague "best sandwich ever"
 Two from the group sampled the Salt n Pepper squid from the specials menu. They were both served on bread boards - but very differently so that one looked like a larger serve than the other. 
 Being lent, fish was on the mind of a few and the barramundi with salad and chips fit the bill. All this for $14
And of course a burger and chips. (excuse the crappy shot - bad lighting on this one).

All in all, everyone loved their meals and there are already plans for a return - maybe a breakfast trip as they are open from 6am.

Unfortunately, they appear to only be open Mondays to Fridays, so those locals hoping for another place to add to the list for weekend brunches are out of luck.

You can find the Hungry Baker in the ground floor of the Deloitte Building at 60 Station Street East Parramatta. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Aussie Curves - Active Wear

It's been a few challenges since I've joined in with Dani and co on an Aussie Curves challenge. I'm trying to be less about always buying clothes and more about me this year. And this is why this challenge is perfect.

As you might recall from this post, I have started my journey to fitness, and I am pleased to say that I am still on that path. I am going to at least four Zumba classes a week and just started back at Body Combat. And next week I start Pilates..............I even went for a run on the treadmill the other week....

All of this exercise meant I did need to pick up some new active wear to get through the jam packed weeks without having to wash every single night. So here are a few of my current choices:

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Passport to Fitness

A few months ago at work we were presented with an wellness opportunity - the fitness passport. This passport allowed us access to a number of gyms, leisure centres and pools in our local area, without having to join that gym.
I was looking for a sign to join a gym and get off my arse and this was my sign......

Monday, December 30, 2013

Adventures in Parramatta - Lachlan's, Old Government House

I love tea. And a I love high tea. But there are not a lot of high tea places within a quick trip from my place. Not that that is a bad thing - discovering new places is always pretty cool. But as you know I like to check out what's available in and around Parramatta and was pretty excited when my father asked whether I'd like to join the Parental Unit and my sister (out from the UK) to Lachlan's at Old Government House for High Tea to celebrate my mother's birthday.

Aussie Curves - Christmas

This year, as is normal, Christmas festivities is not just relegated to just one day. Many Christmas events come up and outfits are needed to be sourced. This year I had a social club party, a work party, a team lunch, a department party and then the actual day, which included two outfits. Phew.

Here is how it went down:

Friday, December 27, 2013

Silly Season 2013

As we slowly recover from the joy, excitement and over indulgence associated with the end of the year, here's a look back at how I celebrated the silly season with kith and kin.