Jake’s new theme, morning, made me think of breakfast. Often when I go to bed at night, I will mention to hubby what I think we should eat for breakfast. To me it’s the meal I most look forward to.
This weekend, we had two breakfasts, which were both quite memorable, but for entirely different reasons. On Saturday, we went off up the hill to pick up my dear mom, and take her out for a late breakfast. We went to one of our favourite restaurants in a shopping mall near to where she lives. The waiter came and took our drinks orders; one large orange juice for me, a pot of tea for mom, and a mega cappuccino for hubby. Whilst we waited, we chatted and perused the menu. The waiter eventually arrived with the drinks on a tray, off-loaded mom’s pot of tea, and then somehow managed to tip the entire contents of my glass of orange juice, plus the mug of cappuccino, all over the table and into hubby’s lap. Poor hubby sat there soaked in orange-flavoured coffee, whilst the waiter stood there in petrified horror. Luckily for mom and I, the table had a slight incline in hubby’s direction, so we largely escaped the disaster, but as I found out later, when I went to get my iPhone out of my shoulder bag, and encountered very damp notebook and tissues, I didn’t escape entirely. Mom had a few splashes on her shoes, which didn’t really matter, as she has absent-mindedly come out in her old gardening shoes. 🙂 We of course moved to another table, and the manager came to apologise profusely, and told us that our drinks were on the house. The waiter was in such a state that he forgot to bring us new menus. Our drinks were delivered very carefully, one at a time, by the manager himself, who wasn’t taking any chances of a recurrence. After all that, we did have a very enjoyable meal, and hubby’s dark jeans and jersey didn’t show any obvious stains, although he did smell rather delicious.
This morning was so beautiful, and it was such a novelty to have bright sunshine after all the rain we’ve experienced this past week. We decided to take a walk along the beach promenade before breakfast. There were many people who had the same idea, and we saw cyclists, dog walkers, mom’s running with babies in strollers, joggers, and couples like ourselves out for a leisurely stroll.
The fishermen were as usual, out in force.
We only got as far as the old life-guards station which has been turned into a restaurant since the new one was built. There was such a delicious smell wafting out of the open kitchen window, that we just couldn’t resist, and went in for breakfast. We sat ourselves down at a table overlooking the beach.
At the next table, was our doctor, a renowned health fanatic, who has told me on occasion, of the beneficial effects of drinking green tea. He was having a beer for breakfast. Caught him in the act. 🙂 We decided to have fresh orange which had to be fetched from the bar. Well, I’ve heard of topless barmaids, but this one had a topless barman.
That sign on the bar says, “Prices may vary according to members’ attitudes.” I rather liked this one too.
In spite of this, the food didn’t take too long to arrive, and was absolutely delicious; scrambled eggs on rye, topped with smoked salmon.
Fortified by our healthy breakfast, we continued on our merry way, and by this time, there were quite a lot more people taking advantage of the gorgeous weather.
This elderly couple had found a nice quiet spot to sit and read their books.
The guy in the pink shirt was just chilling out, but this dad with his three small children, was not allowed any relaxing time at all. “Keep on digging dad, until you get to Australia.” 🙂
We walked all the way to end of the promenade, past the one lonely house still left, in between all the apartment blocks and hotels.
Then we walked all the way back again, and when we got home, our Hibiscus plant greeted us with this lovely new flower.
So there you have an illustrated account of my last two mornings. I hope you enjoyed.
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Looks like a lovely breakfast except for the cappacino/orange juice disaster! Love that plate of scrambled eggs and that sign is hilarious!!
Thanks so much. Yes the beach restaurant episode was fun and delicious. 🙂
Too bad you did not take pics of the spillage 😉 A lovely post 🙂
No time for photos. It was too much of a mad scramble to get away from the table, and find some serviettes to dab ourselves with. 🙂
Lovely photos AD, especially those of the beach.
Thanks, Madhu. The beach does look very inviting. 🙂
Great post! Fun shots, and some really beautiful ones.
Thanks, Naomi. It was a lovely and fun, Sunday morning. 🙂
What a breakfast! I love it.
Restaurant accidents always happen but why does it have to be in the morning? 🙂
But that was a fun way to start the day. Wonderful. 🙂
Yes, accidents will happen, and there’s never a good time. 🙂 We did enjoy our food though. 🙂
That was just breakfast and lunch VERY close together?
Most probably. It was only 8-30am, though. 😉
that is a very early lunch indeed
There’s one beach shot I absolutely love. A great swirl of beach with the rescue trailer in the foreground. Oh and the hibiscus too! Glorious.
I always feel like I’m coming somewhere really exotic when I visit your blog, with it’s beautiful background.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Jo. I think that Machu Picchu does count as being really exotic.
Fun with new activities every morning :p
Never a dull breakfast. 🙂
Love that elderly couple sat in their deck chairs
Yes, they looked very content. 🙂
Gorgeous photos. I think I would like to sit on that beach and read a book all day 🙂
Thanks so much. Yes I can think of much worse ways to spend a day. 🙂
Fantastic! I’ll stick to fruit for breakfast, maybe some toast with some more, um, fruit on it, lol. The walks though, splendid. Beer for breakfast? Um…starting your day on grains?
The walk was great after that breakfast. I usually have porridge and berries.
Gummy berries to make you bounce around the place?
A few mornings well worth a blog 😉
Hahaha. Well it did give me some inspiration. 🙂
Hi AD, a beer is better than green tea but not at that time of day 😉
You would say that. You men have to stick together. 🙂
Poor hubby, but what a calm personality! I love the bartender pic. Wonder what made him think he SHOULD go topless!! Too funny!
You have described my darling hubby, perfectly. 🙂 I think the people who work at the beach restaurant, are volunteers, as the profits go towards up-keeping the life-savers. It’s very casual indeed. 🙂 I agree though…… he was no Chippendale. 😀
My first husband had a whole bottle of maple syrup spilled on him by a waitress once. So funny because she was so embarrassed she tried wiping his pants!!!
Oh my goodness! That must have been a horrible sticky mess. So funny that the waitress should be wiping away at his pants. 😆
It was. He was very calm, but she just wouldn’t stop, she was so mortified. He kept trying to reassure her that it was ok.
A beautiful, inspiring morning that I would like to wake up to. The beach, the fun stuff, the delicious breakfast…perfect!
Thanks so much for the visit and lovely comment. All in all, it was a perfect morning. 🙂
Great morning walk and wonderful photos. Love the peaceful charm and love the lighthouse. I could just picture myself sitting on a chair near that beach as well. Breakfast looks great. Thanks for sharing your mornings.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Francine. You spotted the lighthouse of course…….. 🙂
Thank you for the fun outing! Poor hubby!!!!!! You had a totally interesting couple of breakfasts……And now I want eggs!!
You’re welcome, Suzanne. Glad you enjoyed my breakfasts. 🙂
LOL at your doctor AD, breakfast is also my favourite meal of the day, I love to enjoy a nice leisurely breakfast somewhere special.
Glad I gave you a giggle, optie. Hope you had a relaxing weekend. 🙂
what a great post! i’d love some of those scrambled eggs topped with salmon! Z
Thanks so much for the lovely comment. Yes, that breakfast was delicious.;)
I love that breakfast and that picture of the guy chillin’ and then the guy with his kids … too funny.
Thanks, TG. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
At least your hubby had chilled orange juice to cool down the coffee! Poor waiter 😉
Well that was one blessing, I suppose. Always look on the bright side of life. 😀
I’ve been trying to get into your new post, but can’t. 😦
Lovely felt as though I was there by you… had so many breakfasts in your area.. and so many chilled out days on those beaches… lovely area to live in…
Yes, it is really lovely living here, bdt. Thanks for your comment, as always. 🙂
Thanks, Steve. 🙂
Great shots! Wish I was there 🙂
Poor hubby getting the drinks spilled on him (at least it made him smell lovely!)
You should have got a pic of the doctor drinking the beer! (maybe you did, but shouldn’t really post his picture up for the world to see 😀 )
Thanks, Dianne. My doctor wouldn’t appreciate that kind of publicity. 🙂
I could imagine!
Great choices of images to start a new day my friend ,
Thanks for sharing my friend 🙂
Thanks so much, Jake. 🙂
I love this post describing your morning. Too bad the waiter spilled the drinks all over your table and husband.
Thanks, Connie. I guess accidents do happen. I’m just thankful it didn’t go all over my mom. 🙂
Enjoyed hearing of your adventures. It’s good you have them even when you stay at home! Sounds like poor hubby survived the drenching OK? But that breakfast shot made me drool…
Never a dull moment it seems, Gunta.. Yes, the breakfast was scrumptious. 🙂
Well I sure enjoyed this…so glad hubby smells good.
Thanks, Jo. Glad you enjoyed my little morning tales. 🙂
Thanks so much, Pablo. 🙂
beautiful morning shots… Thank you dear AD, love, nia
Thanks so much , dear nia. Love to you too. 🙂
It’s a beautiful morning… or two. :-).
Definitely is, Gemma. 🙂
Really wonderful that you shared your little journeys !
Thanks so much for your visit, Lesley. 🙂
Brilliant, I’m so glad that hubby smelt good – all’s well!
Thanks, Gilly. Yes you’re right, the accident wasn’t serious, and it all came out in the wash.:)
What a great post, sounds like two very memorable mornings! Love the lighthouse near you, you are right, it´s very different to the one near my families house but equally as beautiful! G 🙂
Thanks so much. They were very memorable mornings indeed. 🙂