After a morning excursion to the Camberwell Market (more to come later), Miles and I decided to make the most of the day and head down to the Botanic Gardens with a picnic blanket.
After a delightful nap in the sunshine, he spent the time productively studying while I wandered around the landscaped paths talking to my family on the phone, looking like a crazy person talking into my hands free kit.
I often run around the Botanic Gardens on the external running path, referred to fondly by Melbournians as "The Tan". Measuring 3.8km in distance, it is the yardstick of one's running speed, with serious joggers comparing lap times with great gusto. Never fear - I am not one of these.
But despite the frequency with which I run around the outside, I rarely venture into the scenic interior, complete with ornamental lakes, gazeboes, glass houses, the National Herbarium, and the always-necessary tea rooms.
Seeing people suntanning on the grass reminds me so much of Europe - the sight of people soaking up the sun in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, or on handkerchief -sized plots of grass on Berlin's Museum Island.
I hope everyone else was able to enjoy the weekend weather!
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