Saturday, 11 October 2008

A lot at steak

Last weekend I had a bucks weekend here in Adelaide. As apart of the awesome and very fun weekend we were very Australian and went to the 'Ned Kelly's Retreat' restaurant in North Adelaide. Saturday was a day of firsts for me. A day where I did several things I'd always wanted to do. Including.... eating a 1 kilo steak. It was AWESOME!!! 

'Euroa Kilo Steak' - Medium-Well done with Gravy.

Thinking about it however, I can see many parallels between eating a kilo of steak and getting married.
  1. It's takes ages to arrive. Which is good and bad. Whilst you are excited and impatient while waiting, the reality is that any sooner and it would still be raw and not enjoyable at all. 
  2. The closer you get to it arriving (6 weeks today!) the faster you want it to arrive. 
  3. When it finally arrives, you realise the enormity of whats about to happen and wonder if you've bitten off more than you can chew. 
  4. You start, and it's all you've imagined and more. Juicy, tender and you savor every moment.
  5. Despite the amazing beginning you realise that it is a marathon and not a sprint. You're in this for the long haul, come what may. 
  6. You're a little way in and it keeps getting better! Despite the initial excitement wearing off, it's still delicious and nourishing. 
  7. You have tough patches.
  8. Despite the tough patches & the taste being a little different to how it was at the start. You're still glad you did it.
  9. You get towards the end and you wonder how on earth you made it this far. But deep down you know it was through persistence, patience, a lot of hard work, and encouragement from those around you. 
  10. It's something you only wish to do once!
And Finally:
It is satisfying. Immensely more so than you ever imagined. It is wonderful and beautiful. 


Sammy on 13 October 2008 at 9:44 am said...

that made me laugh. seriously.


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