Family and community fun day Public Holiday

Today is family and community fun day in Canberra. It’s a public holiday so I celebrated by eating well. I also went to Floriade for a second time this year and enjoyed a couple of good long walks. 

As much as I love a long weekend and a public holiday I reckon we have too many bunched up at the wrong times. When I’m president of Australia we’ll have one long weekend every month. We’ll observe Australia day and Anzac day on the actual day. People with a religious bent can take personal recreational leave to obverse those days. In my opinion that’s a fairer and better way.  

Because it’s Monday I needed to eat salmon so I had it for breakfast.

Good morning Family and community fun day breakfast. Salmon and egg. | NIKON D7100 with 55.0-200.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 at 125mm and f/16, 1/30sec, ISO 400
Good morning Family and community fun day breakfast. Salmon and egg. | NIKON D7100 with 55.0-200.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 at 125mm and f/16, 1/30sec, ISO 400

It was pretty good. I baked it for 16 minutes at 200 °C in my benchtop oven. A soft fried egg does wonders. 

After breakfast I went to Floriade to check out the bulbs hoping they were better than when I went there last week. If you like photographs of colourful flowers please visit my post on today’s public holiday trip to Floriade.

Lunch involved some shallow frying of a chicken schnitzel plus some cheese.

Family and community fun day lunch. Chicken schnitzel and cheeses. | NIKON D7100 with 55.0-200.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 at 160mm and f/16, 1/15sec, ISO 400
Family and community fun day lunch. Chicken schnitzel and cheeses. | NIKON D7100 with 55.0-200.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 at 160mm and f/16, 1/15sec, ISO 400

I’ve been saving a beef brisket for a public holiday to give me time to cook it slowly enough.

This beef brisket was cooked for 4 hours at 140 °C. Canberra has been unseasonally warm on this public holiday so I made a salad to go with my beef brisket.

Happy family and community fun day dinner. Beef Brisket and Salad. | NIKON D7100 with 55.0-200.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 at 116mm and f/16, 1/15sec, ISO 400
Happy family and community fun day dinner. Beef Brisket and Salad. | NIKON D7100 with 55.0-200.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 at 116mm and f/16, 1/15sec, ISO 400

I hope you had a happy family and community fun day public holiday. What did you get up to?

 
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4 Responses

  1. When you write ‘I ate well’ I had to take a look. But Im mildy surprised that this looks relatively restrained for a holiday!

    1. Well put it this way, a few months ago I reintroduced cake, chocolate, custard and other sweets as well as bread crumbs and starchy vegetables. As a consequence, I’m back to the belt hole I was anxious about at the beginning of the year. We’re now mid-Spring so I’m thinking, I better get back into exercise and more moderate eating. That said, yesterday I did eat three of the five essential food groups, viz., fish, poultry and beef. Some time this week I need to get some lamb and pork in my body 🙂

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