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Jam and Cream – Brunch with friends

Sometimes the best places are not those with flashy signs, fine exterior design outside the store or popular  places that are always packed with people. Rather this store had a sentimental and nogalastic feeling (which I will explain in this post shortly).

It was around 25 degrees, lovely weather to go for high tea and having lively conversations with friends after finishing with our studies. “Everything was perfect” I said to myself,  I mean what could go wrong.

Well………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

something did go wrong…………………………………………………………………………………….

I was running 50 MINUTES LATE =S

To my surprise this place is just 2 minutes away from my old uni (La Trobe), however, my friend (Ashley Pwl) told me that this store had recently opened. Thank goodness she recommended this place.  Like a child who is excited when they approach a candy store , I did not know what to anticipate when I entered the store.

Walking inside the store was filled with old-fashioned kitchen ware like a rusty egg beater, mixing bowl and other kitchen utensils. As I glanced around the store that I never been to, nonetheless, it felt so familiar to me. All of the knitwear and toys triggered memories back into the 90’s when I was in primary school and shows like Johnson and friends, Barbar the Elephant and other ABC shows.  It was like going to nana’s (even though I don’t have one =|).

Looking around see I saw mini cupcakes sweets in those traditional jar ware and lollipops that make the lollipop lady’s sign look virtuous. As I made way to the table I could already sense the excitement coming from my friends as we were about to have our high tea :).

We were first served with our drinks and sandwiches which looked amazing not to mention delicious.

I decided not to order tea, because I already hot from running and puffing (maybe I should exercise more during the holidays). Thank goodness I did because this lemonade was great and I loved the straw too (I should have taken it home)

While sipping our tea and nibbling on our sandwiches the next order came which were the quiches, which I did not take a picture of. Why???? Well to cut a long story short. During my honours project I made around 300 quiches in the past 3 months Gasp***. It’s sad, but I can’t eat quiches like I used to before. Maybe I’ll come to like them ONE day.

Next in line were the sausage rolls. I loved how they were not too big, but at the same time not too small.

The highlight of todays brunch was the scones with freshly served jam and cream. After all, this place is called Jam and cream. It was funny how we all tried to be careful when eating our scones. Despite our exceptional table manners, we all managed to get our hands a bit messy from the icing 😛 whoopsie.

Finally to top it off, we had a variety of sweets, strawberry vanilla slices, banana bread, tea cake and fruit.

Walking into a store reminding you of your old childhood memories, enjoying high tea along with outbursts of vivacity is certainly a great way to enjoy your mid morning on a sunny day.

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In the garden

Walking around the park in South Melbourne looking at the different flowers and plants made me realize that we live in such a colorful world. I was reminded of the song “In the garden” (I’ve provided the song and lyrics below) one of many songs that has carried me though my trials, given me peace during my storms and has always encouraged me despite my adversities.

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses

He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet that the birds they hush their singing

And the melody that He sends to me
Within my heart is still ringing

And, and He walks with me
And He talks with me

And He tells me that I am His own

And the joy we share as we tarry, tarry there
None other has ever, ever known
None other has ever, ever known

None other has ever known
None other has ever known
None other has ever