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Tuesday, March 7, 2017


1. Cocktail nights have been going well.

This is one New Year's Resolution that we are having great fun keeping for a change.

We've been exploring the city and trying new places. It seems the thing these days to locate wine bars and groovy cocktail bars down dingy alleys where all the garbage bins are lined up at the rear entrances of buildings.

Like this one.
It was called Brooklyn Standard and so had an American style with good old Liberty near the unassuming front door down one of these alleys.

A rustic iron staircase took you down to a pleasant bar area.
We arrived at 6:00pm  when there were not many people around on a quiet midweek night and were soon studying the cocktail list.
We are trying to have a different cocktail each time - and, at the price, one is all we can afford !!

Tony's "Daryl Dixon Zombie" is on the left below and my "Brooklyn Colada" on the right.
Both were terrific.

Below is another place we've visited called Sixteen Antlers - a rooftop bar with views over the city square.

We travel into the city on our beloved City Cat ferries and as usual the city sparkles at night on our way home. Great times !

2. Movies
Recently we went to see Allied and enjoyed it very much.

3. Cooking

I've recently hosted Mahjong Mornings and had the reason to try a couple of new recipes for the morning tea that comes at the end of a pleasant morning playing this great game.
Raspberry Sour Cream cake was a great success.

4. Sunsets

We've really been sweltering over the last couple of months and dinner many nights has been cooked on the BBQ..... and the sunsets have been quite spectacular viewing while out by the BBQ waiting for the food to cook.

5. Birthdays

Tony and I have both had birthdays and there has been a little bit of quiet celebrating.

6. Planning
Planning is almost completed for our upcoming 6 week holiday to Austria/Germany and Paris.

Can't wait !



  1. Your February sounds a lot more exciting than ours. When are you visiting Europe? Sounds like an awesome trip.

  2. Austria, Germany and Gay Paree once more... Have a lovely time and if the old knees are giving you gyp, just tell Tony and he'll piggyback you to the next bar.

    1. Trouble is his knee is also not so wonderful though he seems to do steps ok. Adding my weight might just finish him off YP!!

  3. On top of the hill Barbara - a necessity here 'cos when it rains, it really rains!!

  4. You are keeping yourselves busy with lots of fun things. Belated Happy Birthday to both of you! Enjoy the planning for your trip.

  5. A good New Year's Resolution to go out and discover your city. Excellent idea and, as you say, an enjoyable one to keep.

  6. I think I got fatter just LOOKING at all those scrumptious desserts!!!

  7. It certainly looks like and sounds like you've been and are having lots of fun. Keep up the good work! :)