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polish festival

Melbourne’s Federation Square is holding the Polish Festival today and I’m so excited to be going! I went last year with my boyfriend (who is half Polish) and we had so much fun eating and drinking in the sun along the Yarra River that we knew it was a must visit when the time rolled around again. This time we are dragging some more friends along to enjoy the fun – I think the beer was the biggest attraction for them though!

To get you in the mood, here are some photos from some of the festivals I attended during my holiday in Krakow and Warsaw last year…


weekend breakfast

 Here are some of the things I am enjoying this morning for the start of the weekend…

A warming bowl of porridge with honey and milk

Beautiful Australian wildflowers that my dad bought for my mum

A big stack of new cookbooks to work my way through

What are you enjoying this weekend?

a bowl of flowers

I love kitchen items with great design and I recently ordered a set of beautiful floral measuring bowls from anthropologie just because I thought they would look good on the kitchen bench. I’m sure they won’t be my regular measuring equipment (I’m a little scared of breaking them as they are ceramic) but they will be fun to set up on the table filled with chocolate truffles, coconut ice or a dried fruit and nut mix. I’m looking forward to using them at a girlie afternoon tea.

measuring bowl

berries, flowers & tea

We woke up to a gorgeous sunny day this morning – so different to the cold and rainy days earlier in the week. S and I decided to walk to Limonatta in McKinnon for breakfast and make the most of the lovely weather.


Limonatta is a busy family friendly cafe with a tiny little kitchen. There are heaps of choices (even a breakfast pizza) and the menu takes on more of an Italian slant as the day progresses. It took a while for our food and drinks to come out but it was worth the wait in the end.

I had a huge bowl of bircher muesli with lots of yummy currants, almonds and coconut throughout, topped with extra yoghurt, grated apple and berry compote. The colours reminded me of Christmas! S had a cheesy toasted egg and bacon sandwich with a hint of mayo and pesto. We also had long glasses of fruit smoothies – banana and mixed berry.

On the way home S bought me some lovely flowers – I have no idea what type they are but they are very pretty! I’m looking forward to spending the afternoon relaxing on the couch with a cup of tea and some movies.