For the last couple of months Sydney has been enjoying a beautiful, balmy autumn of sunny days and only slightly chilly nights. As an avowed summer lover, it made me very happy to get away with only wearing a cardigan for warmth. It’s called denial – “if it’s warm like this, maybe winter will never come”.
Well, that was last week. This week winter has truly set in, with cold grey days and rain.
I’m so pleased that I enjoyed the last days of autumn with another Sydney adventure – last week it was to Bondi Beach.
My friend and I had a specific mission in mind – to go and see the amazing graffiti mural of Staffys on the Bondi Beach promenade. As a long time lover of these wonderful dogs, I was thrilled to discover on facebook that an amazing artist, Mr G. had painted a mural of 3 ‘Happy Staffys’ which promotes the work of Staffy Rescue. As soon as I found out, I knew we had to go for a visit, and we weren’t disappointed!
As you can see, Mr G did a magnificent job of capturing the joyous spirit of the Staffy! And promoting Staffy Rescue is such a worthy cause as they do such important work. If you want to find out more about Mr G, his facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/DOGATHON100 and Staffy Rescue: http://www.staffyrescue.org.au
While in Bondi I also had in mind another mission – a pie mission. I had heard great reviews about Bondi business Funky Pies, and their delicious vegan/vegetarian pies, so obviously, I had to pay a visit 🙂 I decided to take home some ‘Funky Chunky’ pies which I promptly devoured for dinner that night – this was a welcome alternative to a meat pie with mash – the Funky Chunky is chunks of shiitake mushrooms, with a layer of mash inside the pastry. And it went down an absolute treat!
If you are nearby and need to stock up on other vegan/ vegetarian items (I noticed they also stocked the Tofutti range and also various faux deli meats), this is the place!
Funky Pies is at: 2/144-148 Glenayr Ave, Bondi Beach 2026 or http://funkypies.com.au