Hello people, Mouse here.
It has been a busy couple of days, and I’ve been too zorsted to write much, but I’m back on track today (racing reference there, did you spot it?). This is going to be a link-heavy post, so you can see for yourself what we got up to, but here are some nice bits of eye candy for you too.
Yesterday, we took a trip north on the Captain Cook Highway, to Mossman, famous for its beautiful Gorge, and for being the gateway to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree, and the serious Far North. We went through town and a little way further to visit Scomazzon’s Farm Store. They have tropical fruit orchards and sell exotic fruit and vegetables, freshly baked sourdough bread, local sauces and pickles, water kefir and other goodies. Because it’s winter Down Under, there wasn’t a wide variety of fruits on offer, but that didn’t stop Mum buying a few tasty bits and pieces for the Staff. Nothing there for Me, unfortunately. Except of course for strokies and a bowl of water from the nice lady!
On the way home we passed Palm Cove, home of the famous Nu Nu Restaurant. The head chef is Nick Holloway, who has featured on Australian Master Chef several times. The menu is amazing, they use all sorts of native and locally-sourced ingredients. Mum checked if they are doggo-friendly – and they ARE! However, being famous and having wonderful food means that it’s not somewhere the staff can eat just casually (many, many dollar signs next to the AGFG listing – Mum), so I think they may keep it for a special occasion, or when they’ve saved up a bit!
To make up for missing out on a Nu Nu lunch, Dad bought a kilo of freshly-caught Endeavour prawns for dinner, and the Staff feasted on those, Black Russian tomatoes, butter lettuce and salad. Dad really loves his prawns… I don’t care for them, myself (he was offered a sample and turned it down – Mum), although I do love salmon and sardines!
Friday morning, Mum and Dad had stuff to do first thing. We then went for a quick beverage at the Sipping Duck café. Sipping Duck is a coffee roasting business, amongst other things, and they have two cafés. We went to the one in Stratford, near Cairns airport. The Staff had the House blend and I had my usual puppacino, much to the delight of the staff and other customers, who’d never seen a greyhound drinking out of a paper cup. I’m sophisticated, I am… The Staff said the coffee was very good.
On the way back to the car, as we passed Jonsson’s Farmer’s Market, we met a lady who asked if she could introduce herself to Me. The Staff had a long talk to her about Me, GAP, greyhounds in general and what it takes to adopt one. Hi, Miss Kate, nice to meet you, you give very good strokies! Mum gave her this blog address, so maybe she’ll take a look and find out a bit more.
And now, time for a snooze. I have a beauty standard to maintain, after all….