20131008-215710.jpgThe October long weekend always has my heart singing. Three days off work, a best friend's birthday, bright sunny days and a whole extra hour of daylight and the idea of summer , that long stretch of warmth to look forward to. This was a weekend of firsts for me - first swim of the season, first watermelon of the season, and first Paddle Pop of the season, and you know it doesn't get much better than that.

We went to my local, the charming Arcadia for afternoon / evening / is it 11 already? drinks on Sunday and made a good dent in their collection of Adelaide Hills rose. We also brought in a few cheeky rainbow ice creams to while away the afternoon and celebrate Tola's birthday in style. And while they didn't quite make-up for a homemade birthday cake, I think they were just as loved.