A lovely breakfast in Laneway Taco Restaurant and we were set up for a walking tour of Dunedin led by Conor, up Prince Street to Octagon, past the infamous Rat Bag, the railway station which I believe is the most photographed building in New Zealand, and Speights brewery our first stop was The Settlers Museum, a facinating place, free entry, one could come back here again and again there is so much to see and is really 'user friendly' and interactive, a real insight into the early days of Dunedin. We had great fun as we dressed in period outfits and were snapped by visitors who may have thought we were the genuine article or maybe not!!
Next stop was for a pick me up drink at the Harbour Bar before we hit the supermarket in search of minced lamb and seeet potato essential ingredients needed if we are to eat at home this evening.
Located the lamb but no such luck with the sweet potato, but master chef Layla insisted she could work around that and a bag of 'ordinary spuds ' would just about do.
I can vouch for the fact that the spuds did not take from the delicious Shepherds Pie followed by Conor's favourite Rhubarb Crumble and Ice Cream. Well done Layla it was s splendid meal.
We then hit the town for a drink (as if we were thirsty) first stop Pequeno, a very cosy little spot where we had just the one as we listened to a group play some pleasant jazz music, next stop Carousel (owned by the same guy as owns Pequeno) a very smart spot with unusual Black and White decor. Two drinks later and Layla and I headed for home and left the boys to it.
Unfortunately we all stayed up till after 5am to watch the first round match of the six nations rugby tournament between Ireland and Scotland, that one didn't go our way and too many drinks later 'twas off to bed at dawn.
A great day and night. We did have a good laugh at some old utube footage sourced by Conor as we waited for the game and it would be wrong of me to mention the prime source of our merriment but it wasn't the wonderful footage of Layla's dad Eamon strutt his stuff on stage with his very distinctive voice.
This guy should have been a major star.
Good night all.😚