It’s a bloody age since I’ve been able to indulge in one of my primary self-care activities. If missing out on seeing ‘Free Guy’ (2021) on the big screen wasn’t enough because we went into lockdown the day it was released in Australia, I haven’t had eggs benedict for weeks.

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With Canberra in lockdown, along with NSW, and pockets dotted around the wide brown land, it may be awhile before I get to review any eggs benedict again.

Instead of eggs benedict reviews and pleasant reflections of by gone times, I thought I’d share some of the thoughts that have…


I have friends that wish to help me experience eggs benedict. This particular buddy is ex-chef so can officially say he knows the difference between a good and bad one.

Never has a road sign been more accurate

Apparently this cafe is a well known hangout for all the medical consultants in the area and came highly recommended…


I need to preface this post with the fact that the name of the cafe p*sses me off. Using spellings other than the correct one to appear quirky and unique is just annoying. A Google search revealed only copious amounts of self reference and this entry from Urban Dictionary. A…


Gosh I love a late cancellation sometimes. My morning completely got away from me and with 1.30 just minutes away I was trying to figure out when I’d fit food before my client left at 7pm.

I ducked out to Deakin, an eight minute drive from the office and a…


This cafe is a favourite. Before ‘The CoVid’ I was to be found having brunch most Saturdays before popping over the road to cinema for a matinee. …


Friday is supervision day for my students. This particular supervision session was conducted after a big morning and just before an even bigger afternoon, naturally I made the suggestion it be over lunch.

Pea* and I rocked up to the forecourt cafe on level 2 in Coolaman Court in Weston…


I found myself in a hipster part of town on a Monday morning with a little time to spare, so naturally, the breakfast food of champions called to me.

On a typical Canberra Winter’s day, where the temperature was yet to reach double digits I decided to sit outside directly…


I chose to sit inside because I was under the impression it might be warmer inside. You know heat from the kitchen travels right?

Nope. Before I ate, my toes were numb.

When I saw the name of this cafe I immediately thought of the Vin Diesel movie where he’s…


I like setting myself up for failure sometimes. I think it does the soul good to know that it’s OK to get stuff wrong.

Having eggs in a place where you suspect it’ll be mediocre is absolutely no exception. …

Frances Carleton

Grief and trauma therapist, poetry writer type, and Eggs Benedict and Lego minifigure enthusiast. What would you like to talk about today?

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