Favourite food

Nigerian:- Akara Moin-Moin cooked in leaves. Not sure which leaves are used but they are thick like banana leaves.  Suya and it goes without saying that there should also be raw red onions and tomatoes. Takeaway container – newspaper of course!  Egusi soup with pounded yam  Boli and epa  Okro soup with eba Puff Puff …

Around the world in a few days

I’ve had the best time this past week. Spent a whole day with Brit Sister on Tuesday. Whole day with Big Sister on Thursday. Friday sleep over and Saturday with RoseHeart. All very different women. Women who I consider to be part of my Melbourne family.  Even though each friendship has been close to or…

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 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…

Day Ten of cocktail Advent Calendar

Day 10 In the evening I found in myself in Richmond because I was going to watch a basketball match at Melbourne Arena. Gosh! I have forgotten how good Richmond is. The major streets are Swan St, Bridge Rd and Church St. There are so many bars, music venues and discount shopping. It is so…

Time out in the city (Melbourne)

It was a glorious day to be out in the city. Perfect blue skies one minute and then cloudy the next. The temperature did stay constant which is unusual for Melbourne. I met Posh Brit at Flinders Street Station and we made our way to Arbory. Arbory is a casual dining eatery that sits on…

Brunch in Bayswater

I absolutely love getting out and about in Melbourne.  In the past few weeks I have travelled to Ringwood, Bayswater, Balaclava, Essendon, Elsternwick, Blackburn. Noble Park, Dandenong (not to be confused with The Dandenongs), Sherbrooke, Northcote, Thornbury, Bundoora, Nunawading and of course, The City. If you live in Melbourne you notice that I have been…