Last night Emma asked where was somewhere I had always wanted to eat but had never been and I had just one place in mind – Misschu. And thankfully it lived up to expectations. We ate delicious rice paper rolls, peking duck pancakes, coconut drinks and steamed buns (my absolute favourite!).
Last week, I had the pleasure of going along to Blogger Bingo. It was a great evening, playing bingo, trying to win prizes, eating delicious food and drinking tasty drinks. Watching the sunset over Melbourne, with the view from the gorgeous Art Series Cullen Hotel, it was an absolute delight. Thank you to Nuffnang for inviting me to this awesome night!
THERE WERE TINY BAGELS! This needs to be in caps because it was a highlight of the evening (:
Day 5: The first Tuesday of every November is Melbourne Cup day. It is a public holiday in Melbourne, so the long weekend gave me the chance to run away to Perth for the weekend. So for the first time since I moved to Melbourne, I watched Melbourne Cup interstate. We had the required Sweepstakes – Gail won and then Barbar (my grandma) came second and third – and we had delicious food. This was finished off with cups of tea and gorgeous orange cake. It was a beautiful sun filled day, spent with family and friends we have known for so long that they are family now.
This post is dedicated to most important small person in my life. She lights up the room when she enters, her laughter is contagious, and her smile is gorgeous. Today is Halloween, so I wanted to share my favourite holiday with her. She came straight from Ballet so was already dressed up, so I put on my fairy outfit for her especially. However, within 20 minutes, she had sweet talked her way into wearing all of my costume! By the end, I didn’t have a costume left – just sparkly shoes! Before my party, I couldn’t decide whether I would be Mary Poppins or a Fairy – turns out I was both this Halloween! Miss Pippi, you are amazing and I can’t wait to watch you grow up. I’ll be by your side always – there to have special ‘not grownup’ adventures with and to always look for spiders with. I love you beautiful girl.
Last weekend, I went along to the Royal Melbourne Show with two of my closest friends from school, Courtney and Lai-Ling. I hadn’t been to The Show since I was about 4 or 5, which means that I barely remember it. Hence, this was the first time I’ve ever been! It was a lot of fun. We got there nice and early, which was an excellent idea, and left when the crowds got crazy. The crowds were so crazy in the afternoon the line to get into the Showbag Pavillion was probably 300 people long!
We enjoyed wandering around looking at gorgeous dogs, lambs, goat kids, Masterchef kitchens, horses, finding couches and tvs converted into pot plants, eating Dippin Dots, buying showbags, and winning toys.
It was a glorious Saturday afternoon and we decided to take a day trip down to Queenscliff. About an hour and half drive from Melbourne, it was a lovely little adventure. The last time I was in Queenscliff was for our one year anniversary, so quite awhile ago now! We ate delicious food, wandered the town (there is a second hand book store in a church!) and walked along the beach. It was so nice to take a break from routine and to feel the sand between my toes.
Quite awhile ago, I went on a day trip with my then new friend, Berlin. We had met only two weeks before this and decided to go on a day trip together! To say we are close now is an understatement! So this little daytrip was just the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
We had a gorgeous day, wandering the gardens, eating pies and checking out art galleries.