Summer in Melbourne. Summer in Australia.

Summer down under.  It’s all sunshine and fun. Shorts and thongs (jandals/flip flops/plastic causal footwear). Days at the beach frolicking in the waves. Beach towels. Backyard cricket. Cricket at the G (the Melbourne Cricket Ground). Tennis at the Australian Open (what is with the new logo?). Music in the parks. People sleeping overnight on the…

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…

The end of cocktail Advent Calendar 2018

All together now… Nawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Now that I have finished the cocktail Advent Calendar, how do I feel? It was both annoying and satisfying having something to do everyday. I don’t like plans, but I like having things to look forward to. I don’t like doing the same thing everyday because I am not excited about…

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…