First, and most important word was budget so the day started with breakfast at the Staff Cafeteria (who knew?! It's also open on the weekend!)The special of the day was toasted gluten free chocolate bread (courtesy of Deeks in Pearce, purveyors of gluten and grain-free bread and bakery products with nationwide delivery) with (as it was a royal visit) grilled banana (which cost *ahem* only $2.35 each)
After breakfast we decided to walk along the lake front and admire the blossom.But it was a tad brisk and blustery for the Sydney-based Princess so we sought shelter in The National Portrait Gallery where we admired Headspace 7: Me and my place (Secondary School student portraiture) and Princess B got warm.
Further along the lake (after visiting the gift shop, of course!) we wandered round the National Gallery Sculpture Garden which was full of, well, big art.
By this time we were both feeling a little peckish and, since The Staff Cafeteria did such a good job of breakfast, decided we'd go back for lunch:Gluten free parmesan and onion bread (Deeks again) with hummus, zucchini and carrot fritters (gluten free, with lots of garlic) and a salad. With a glass of wine each. Princess B was most pleased.
The afternoon was filled with a trip to Belconnen Mall (with no buying but some near misses) then Princess B was dropped off for the
Royal Coach bus home.
(Listening to (and just a little obsessed by): Starky, Starky)