Christmas Day 2018

I spent the Day with the Marvel-Ous family and Captain Marvel’s parents, siblings, children  and friends.  What a feast! Roast dinner with pork, turkey, chicken, lamb and all the trimmings, roast veg, trifle, fruit platter, lamingtons, truffle balls. Sit down Christmas lunch! Delightful.  The theme was flamingos. As a result, the captivating tree had mainly…

Day Twenty- Four of cocktail Advent Calendar but no cocktail

I will do this on either Boxing Day or the 27th. Stay tuned.  Short one today:-  Today was spent with Brit Sister and her family and we had our version of an informal Christmas Day. We had heaps of fun and it was a lovely day.  The End. 

Day Twenty-Three of cocktail Advent Calendar

There’s a restaurant I have walked past several times, never been tempted in, and always noticed the Campari sign near one of its windows. Campari invokes deeply sentimental memories. Happy memories. Feeling nostalgic… Anyhoo, I think my love of Christmas stems from it being the one time of year that my family was guaranteed to…

Day Twenty-Two of cocktail Advent Calendar

Panting… I have nearly caught up on the daily drink shenanigans.  Change of pace is exactly what I needed today. Staying home for a while and listening to music before charging off on another adventure.  Finally, I decorated my Christmas cake today. Technique is lacking but can only improve through practise. Took me about 6 hours…

Day Twenty-One of cocktail Advent Calendar

I met a friend, V, for dinner and we happened to go to Hunter and Barrel as we were in the vicinity. After much deliberation and with the kind help of the hostess, I chose a classic cocktail. I realise now that over the years, I’ve had a few cocktails but hardly ever a classic….

Day Twenty of cocktail Advent Calendar

YAAAAAY! So much to catch you up on.  No, No, No! I have not been slacking off or shopping up a storm, I’ve just been busy. Diligently had my daily cocktails. So let’s get into it.  Today I went to my favourite restaurant, Hunter and Barrel. My go to meal is the Chicken starter and…

Day Nineteen of cocktail Advent Calendar

Do not get me wrong, I am enjoying the cocktail Advent Calendar shenanigans. The only downer is I am not used to this much alcohol. The upside – I am and out and about in my beloved Melbourne. I am delighting in new suburbs and revisiting some I have not been to in years. It…

A Wednesday Words special

Splendiferous! I have been using this word for years and found out on Wednesday that it is in the dictionary. Surprised, much!  I use all sorts of words which are made up. Welldoneski! Amazeballs! LOLCANO! Brillopads!  I complain about my phone autocorrecting or predictive texting my words. Little Sister also complains. Just quickly… In a…

Day Eighteen of cocktail Advent Calendar

I experienced a high today. A life high. My head nearly exploded. Cannot stop smiling.  Started off the day right – exercise, quiet time, no breakfast and dancing to Christmas music.  Don’t start with me about breakfast. I knew I was going to Posh Brit’s house for morning tea. So!  I’m a Melburnian who drives…