The day started with me finding a single tomato in the fridge. And the lone tomato became responsible for the events that led to us discovering so many things today. Each one of us did or tried something new today.
We decided we will have lunch outside first and foremost. Zack had heard good things from his friends about a particular restaurant’s biryani. It had meat alternatives as well, so I did what I usually do while going to a new place – see what else can be visited or shopped from in that area. I found a warehouse selling party stuff and thought to check it out for the girls birthdays. Now the address for the warehouse was inside a mall and Zack said their is a 80% sale for cookware in a Home Depot store on the same road. Lunch and window shopping sorted, we enjoyed the drive with English classics on the radio.
Zack discovered the portion of the biryani was less compared to his appetite but the perfectly cooked chargha blowed him away. Next stop was the party supplies warehouse. I did a 95% plastic free shopping for Boo’s birthday next month. The quality of the paper balloons, garlands, honeycombs and fans was pretty good and I wanted decor items which could be repurposed in the coming years. We got a big shiny Happy first birthday helium balloon as well. No serving ware because we still have leftovers from Moo’s party two years ago.
While finding the parking inside the mall I saw a board for Daiso. I knew from memory it’s a Japanese dollar shop so told Moo I would get something for her from there if she was in a good behaviour at the warehouse. She reminded me only 19 times that I have to take her to the dollar shop. Off we went in search of the shop and it proved to be a wonderland for all of us. Pick up most of the items for a flat A$2.80!! Zack picked up a whole bunch of gardening items, Moo got animal bookmarks, I picked up a milk frother and a heat stapler while Boo was most interested in a toy cat flap and held it all the time while inspecting the bottom shelves in all the aisles. We decided to come again to the shop few weeks later when Boo is asleep in her pram.
The cookware shopping was a complete flop because I wanted a cast iron wok and the shop didn’t have any. They had a floor upstairs reserved for 80% sale items and we went there just for passing time. We found some crockery for throwaway prices and ignoring my constant ministrations Zack has bought a teapot and ceramic salt shaker. The shaker I get it but the teapot? The man breaks one china a month while doing the dishes and he wants to use the teapot to keep refilling his chai. 🤣
This week is going to be interesting..watch this space for the chronicles of the teapot!