Mother’s Day

Today’s Mother’s Day thoughts are brought to you by Chocolate, chocolate and yet more chocolate! My poor waistline, but my taste buds enjoyed it tremendously!

I was dragged kicking and screaming to Prahran Market on Saturday, kicking and screaming I tell you. Don’t believe me? Funnily enough neither does the family, I can’t think why.

Scares chocolate
Scares chocolate

The Prahran Market is an icon, as it should be as it’s been trading for a very long time. It was iconic when I first remember it in the 1970s and no wonder as it was already over 100 years old. It always had the best produce and doughnuts at 20c each. It still has the best produce but it doesn’t have doughnuts at this price any more. I’d say my love for doughnuts stems from this time. I have many fond memories of shopping there in the late 1980s as I worked in Pran Central just across the road and would pop over every Friday to fill up my trolley.

Cacao pod
Cacao pod

Last Saturday they had a chocolate festival. There were stall holders galore giving taste tests and endeavouring to sell their wares. Bearing in mind my recent diet and my ever expanding waistline I tried to be circumspect. Every little thing I tried was just absolutely fantastic!

I’ve discovered my next drink of the year, not chocolate but cold press coffee. It was the best coffee I’ve tasted and I’ll be buying a small amount next time I find it. I need to see if it was the coffee or the fact that I’d overdosed on chocolate…I think it’s the coffee as I really was circumspect, truly.

A shop nearby was giving away cakes. As you wandered past from the station to the market they thrust a voucher into your hands, and somehow the voucher came my way, something to do with Mother’s Day I was told. I was expecting a small cake which we’d share and it’d be finished, I wasn’t expecting a large cake. When I checked their website I found they were giving away 500 cakes that day! We just finished it last night, I suspect I’ll have to intensify my diet just to deal with the calories.

Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Cake

Which brings me to a question: which is larger, calories or kilojoules? Answers can be written on the back of an envelope and posted to wherever you feel like as there’s no prize today.

I’ll just waddle away for some exercise, maybe I should walk to the physio today. But I’ll leave you with one last picture for today. The deli is awesome and contains a turkish delight shop. I just obeyed instructions and took a photo, the fact that I’m putting on weight just looking at this photo is the reason you’re getting no more words today.

Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight

2 thoughts on “Mother’s Day

  1. Paula H

    A Turkish Delight shop?? That’s it, I’m moving over East.
    Speaking of calories in cake…..don’t they all fall out when the knife slides through?

    1. mattling

      I know calories are scared of heights so you should keep your chocolate on top of the fridge, the calories jump out. I didn’t know about the knife.

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