A morning of delicious indulgence.

A couple of weeks ago, my sister introduced hubby and I to a wonderful little coffee shop called ‘Chateau Gateaux’. With a name like that, who could resist venturing inside to sample its delights. This how they advertise themselves, “Leave your passport at home and step into our little piece of Paris.” Well, that’s exactly what we did, and we didn’t regret it, in fact we’ve been there three times in two and a half weeks. They boast a mouth-watering range of gateaux and desserts as well as traditional French pastries, artisan breads and wonderful 100% Arabica coffee, and they even do my favourite chai tea latte, which is a big plus.

Yesterday, we drove up the hill to pick up my mom, and went to meet my sister for a couple of hours of overindulgence and chat. She arrived before us and got the number one parking spot, right outside the door.


As we stepped inside, the tantalising aroma of freshly brewed coffee greeted us, but I was unwavering in my preference for chai tea latte. I love the smell of coffee, but don’t drink it very often. Above the serving area, is a beautifully painted ceiling.


The array of yummy looking cakes was really tempting,


but at that time of day, the pastries looked even more appealing.


I decided on a savoury Bureka filled with Mediterranean roasted vegetables. Sister had a Pain au Chocolat, whilst mom decided on an Apple Custard Danish, and hubby an Almond Danish. It’s so difficult to choose, because they’re all absolutely delicious. I was wishing I could just sit there all day, and try each one in turn.


I love the way this coffee shop is decorated. It’s like an open invitation to indulge in the deliciously naughty treats with a clear conscience. There is even a fridge stocked with frozen gateaux to take home.


I’ve just found out that there’s a ‘Chateau Gateaux’ not far down the road from us, just in the next suburb. Do you think this is good or bad news? 😕


WordPress Family Award

A short while ago, I received this lovely award from the following members of my WordPress family. Thank you so much to:


Although because of time restraints, I’m no longer accepting awards for my blog, I thought this one really does deserve to be dealt with, as I do value each and every one of you with whom I’ve made contact through my blog. You’re like family to me, and I so enjoy interacting with you each and every day. We are all so different, and because of that, our posts are amazingly varied. Some of you, because of the things you share, I feel I know really well. I’m touched and impressed by the many poets among you. I wish I could write such beautiful poetry. Those of you who mainly post the photos you’ve taken, show me the world through your eyes, and it’s really engaging to see the many places you’ve travelled to, as well as the flowers, plants, trees, animals, birds, fish and even alligators which have caught the attention of your lens. Since I’ve been blogging here, my world has expanded a hundred fold. Thank you to each and every one of you for all the effort and time you put into your fascinating posts.

All I have to do to accept this award, is to display the award and nominate ten people who have made my blogging experience so special, and who I regard as a family of friends. Well that may sound really simple, but it’s actually so difficult to choose only ten. All of you who read and comment on my blog are very special to me, and I would like to choose you all. However, I’ll stick to the rules, as well as try to choose people who don’t already have this award. This immediately excludes at least two dozen of you, but I’m not infallible, so please excuse me if I don’t get it quite right. 🙂

Here are my nominations:











I wish I could add a few more, and I strongly recommend that you pay a visit to these members of my blog family. They are all really fabulous in their own unique way. As you see from my header, there is enough cake to go around for all of you, so please help yourself. 🙂



Cakes I have eaten………. Sidey’s weekend challenge

Sidey’s weekend challenge, “Let them eat cake,” made me think of all the cakes I must have eaten in my life. That’s both a scary and a pleasant thought. Long before I started blogging, I enjoyed making desserts, and hubby loved eating them. Since I started recording the more memorable cake-eating occasions for my blog, I’ve become more aware of those little indulgences. My blog friend “The Asian” has all but begged me not to keep posting pictures of food, because I make her feel hungry, whilst Sue Chef sulks if I don’t post pics, so especially for them, and anyone else who enjoys a bit of what they fancy, here are just a few of  the cakes I’ve eaten, or helped to eat over the past couple of years. Fortunately you can’t put on weight just by looking. Laughing

Well, that’s not bad going for someone who in her previous post, said that she prefers savoury to sweet.  I think Queen Marie Antoinette would be proud of me. Wink

I was very interested to read on Wiki, that the quote, “Let them eat cake,” was falsely attributed to Marie Antoinette, and that it’s believed that she never in fact said it at all. It just goes to show that nothing has changed in hundreds of years, for as we all know, you can’t believe everything you read in the Press.

Have a great day everyone. Chat again soon.