We had been advised that our power would be off from 8am to 4pm on Wednesday due to power line relocation brought about by the major roadworks on the highway at the end of our road.
We decided to do a date day in town.
So it was into Milton for breakfast.
We often go to Brown Sugar in this village where we get good coffee, a breakfast roll (egg plus bacon plus tomato sauce) for me and a breakfast bowl (scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, quinoa and grilled mushrooms on a bed of fresh spinach) for the co driver. The place was crowded and we needed to sit outside on a beautiful but unseasonably cold winter's morning. But the sun was shining and we were out of the breeze and it turned out to be quite cosy.
Next I took the co driver up to local retirement home where she visited our neighbour, Norma who is now in care. She is the owner of the race horses on the property behind us we sometimes help feed.
Then it was into Ulladulla where we spent a few hours in the new library. It is part of the reconstructed civic centre that had its first birthday last week. All very modern with all the latest gizmos. Gone are the days when libraries were quiet stuffy places.
We both had a hankering for Thai food and went to one of our favourite eateries, Yes I Am (get it?) for lunch. I had stir fried chicken and fried rice and the co driver, stir fried chicken with basil and chili. Excellent as always.
After lunch we drove down to Bawley Point where one of our acquaintances runs very swish holiday cabins. She also makes cheese and bakes bread as a sideline. Her feta with various added fresh herbs is great. We like the chili and garlic as well as the rosemary. We asked her to make chili and lime this time round as an experiment. This with a slice of fresh multi grain soda bread with a glass of cold Riesling would make a nice pre dinner snack (although on this day we didn't need one).
We were home a little before the power came back on which gave us time to stoke up the fire in preparation for another cold evening.
Another successful date day.