I spotted this bit of graffiti in the toilet when we visited the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne last year.
I hope Odette and Laurie had a wonderful day.
Obviously they ended up at the convent, but I wonder what else they did??
(By the way, yes, it was a bit strange to pull out the Nikon and take a pic in the toilet, let me tell you but it was too cute not to!!)
I think we all need more of these kinds of days, don’t you.
As mothers and women in general, we don’t have too much time to loll about but I for one put my hand up and say, YES, we need more of these kinds of days. Let’s call it “Womenly Nourishment”.
All we need is a good friend, a car with $20 petrol in it or a all day train ticket,
a little picnic and we’re off.
Who knows what kind of magical spontaneous things might happen?
I make it a point to always talk to people in queues and on trains now.
I might seem like the mad lady, and some people look away, but most people are happy to chat and sometimes you learn the most amazing things and hear about the most amazing places. I’m waiting on a dinner invitation. Wouldn’t that be something?
I also love the idea of couch surfing. If it had been around in my backpacking days, I probably would have done it. I just love the fact you meet locals, and hear about local haunts and cool spots and are led on wild goose chases to meet their friends and family. 95% of the world is made up of good or great people, and I believe we’re much more likely to run into these lot. Most people are just like you and me. A good good thing!
Abbotsford Convent is one of those kind of places.
Not far from the CBD, yet a totally different world.
There is the most gorgeous bakery here, and we ate red sauce drippy lasagne here with fresh salad. Divine.
Around the corner, there is one of three Lentil As Anything restaurants.
I like their philosophy.
Lentil as Anything is a unique not for profit community organisation. At our core are the pay as you feel restaurants where customers give what they feel the food is worth and have the opportunity to donate towards the philosophy. We would love to welcome you as part of our community. We extend our hospitality offering you vegetarian cuisine cooked with love and gratitude. Our unique financial model functions independent of any government funding and we rely on your generosity in order to pay our rent, utilities, wages and stock. Make an agreement with your conscience on what is reasonable, how much you enjoyed your food, our philosophy and our community. Be part of a unique financial model that is centred on the values of trust, generosity and respect that gives people the opportunity to eat out and be social regardless of their financial situation. When you pay MAKE A WISH because you will be surprised with a little lentil love what happens!
I wonder if Odette and Laurie ate here?
But they definitely found this.The Convent Toilet Door Project, where two artists donated their time to beautify the space.
Happy, happy, joy, joy.
Makes a nice change from boring old white.
Just around the corner is a little art gallery, and also the Collingwood children’s farm.
More groovy surprises and hidden treasure.
What a place!
So, here is the question: Can you find a free day in your schedule, and an available friend?
Are you ready for a day of spontaneous fun and adventure??
Let me know what you do!!