Hello 2016! The Hubby & I are back and ready to dust off our little project – to try all 100+ eateries in Manly and give a local’s perspective. While we were away there have been several new eateries that have popped up and some familiar ones that have retired. Have you checked out the Little Love Inn…it was love at first sight. How about The Boathouse? After major renovations of the old Shelly Beach Kiosk, it is a new thriving hub of activity at the Bower end of Manly. What about Harry Phat’s? Or Sunset Sabi? Cured? Cuba Miami didn’t last long and China Beach has set sail but The Hold has just had approval for outdoor seating as has Donny’s Bar. Oh it is so exciting. Manly, I just adore you.
First thing, first. Apologies for our absence…did you miss us? Back in the Spring of 2014, my full time job kicked into a new level that saw me craving ‘offline time’. Trying to write a review each week was not the best way for me to spend my time, then. So we took a break. Oh, and we also had a baby too..9 months ago…so life has been forever changed and totally enriched. I have fallen in love with Manly all over again, in a new way, a new appreciation of it, as a Mother. But as Manly has been changing – hello new pedestrian area – and adding new eateries, stores and markets, The Hubby & I can’t help but long to get back on track with our little project that we started way back in the Winter of 2014.
So let’s do this. I can’t promise weekly reviews, my little ladybug only catnaps after all, but we will commit to a review a month minimum and hopefully more. Although, as my old boss, Naomi Simson, use to say…”there is no power in hope”, so I will keep this in mind too. Reviews will be more of a range including lunches and of course dinner, when we can make it out but we will also add in take aways – after all eating at home or at ‘The Office’ is just easier with a little one. Oh and now we also have a new eye for certain details like…will our pram fit? He he he. Plus, we are going to take advantage of the new booking site called First Table that has come to Manly…have you seen it? Basically, if you book the first table through the website, you get 50% off your meal for 2 to 4 people and just pay $10 for the booking. We are SOOOOO getting in on that!
Most importantly, we need to get our Eatery list up-to-date. I will work on getting that fixed up, with all the links working so we all can use it as the go-to-guide when you think (or can’t think) ‘where should we eat today’.
Thanks for your patience and the messages throughout the time we have been offline. I look forward to getting our mission back on track but also engaging and contributing to the community, the awesome little village of Manly, that we call home. Yah!