Tuesday, September 28, 2010

my E Reader....

Went and got myself a Kobo - E reader.
have wanted one for a while now, so went and treated myself ..
its charging as I type this ...
compared to a pencil..
very small and light weight.

Oh and also brought the kids a pencil each ...
the Red one ...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A day out with the girls ....

Morning tea ...
Laurent, Lt Collins St
then the usual girlie stuff ....
Morris & sons - for wool & for 2 people who dont knit :-)
Myers - makeup for me
David Jones - a little makeover & makeup for all of us...all the same product
then onto trying on hats - all shapes, sizes & colours...some good, some bad, and some very bad.
Tiffany Jewellery Store - only to look, we will be back when one of us wins lotto ...
The Huon Tea Room - lunch ..only healthy sandwhiches ....
Into a Witchcraft ?? shop and had our palms read in a fashion ...
I am big hearted ...so she says ...
then afternoon tea ....

at Koko Black ....
and home ....

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A finish & a WIP ...

Country Cottage Needleworks
Boys and Bugs
finished 22nd Sept 2010
For Sebastian ...my "bug boy "

and back to my
Tall Sundae..
as of 23rd Sept 2010
hoping to finish it this year ..

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Soccer presentation

Sebastian was awarded a team trophy, and then received the
Coachs Award for the team
He was so excited, grinning from ear to ear, its currently on the
coffee table, where I think it will be for a while.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hellenic Republic dinner

Tuesday 14th September.
After meeting up with Helen we dragged
our suitcases up Collins st. to
The Cupcake Bakery
for morning tea....
this was the start of our culinary feast ....

Cupcakes with custard filled profiteroles & stickey date
Then after doing a bit of shopping in Collins St,
we caught the tram to our Motel for the night in Lygon St.
Unpacked and a quick bathroom visit of we go down Lygon St.
Lunch was at
KOKO Black...
all things chocolate ...
Belgium Hot Choc
& Choc blackforest torte, sour cherry macaron & cherry sorbet
for me

Helen had the passionfruit creme brulee, shortbread fingers
& chocolate & lime espuma

Back to the room after our walk down Lygon St

and then out to

Hellenic Republic

for the Melbourne Zoo fundraiser
George Colombaris was hosting
with 6 well reknown chefs cooking

The Menu ....

Helen with her 1st of many glasses of wine ..

me too ....

Shaun Presland - Sake, Sydney

Hiramasa kingfish sashimi slices with yuzu soy, jalapeno slice & fresh coriander
Junior tuna sashimi taco with chilled tomato salsa
Seared tuna dressed wtih yuzu juice, white soy nestled on salad wraps
with a hint of truffle oil
the tacos where bite size and so cute ...

ok onto the red ...

Joe Grbac - The Press Club, Melbourne
Travis McAuley - Hellenic Republic ,Melbourne

DIY Quail souvlaki ...

and boy was this delicious ..
BBQ quail, parsley, onions, dujon mustard
and the best chips ..

Matt Wilkinson - Pope Joan, Melbourne
Slow cooked octopus, shaved fennel. potatoes & chorizo ..
my 1st time for octopus..and my last...it still had his little
"suckers" on ...
Roasted scllops, cauliflower, almond & goats curd salad

Shane Delia - Maha, Melbourne

Maha 12 hour lamb, pilaf & iceberg, radish & shanklish salad.

This was the most amazing lamb..could have eaten
a truck load myself ..
will definetly being going to Maha soon...
lamb lovers would adore this ...

Adraino Zumbo - Patisserie, Sydney
Chocolate cremeaux with lemon & olive oil gel, black olive puree
& burnt toast ice-cream.
Adriano is the reason I wanted to go to this dinner and this dessert
was very interesting and different.
Each individual component was good and bad, but when you put them all together
it was something else.
He also put "pop rocks" ..those little rocks that "pop"
in your mouth in a chocolate disk in the middle.
So while getting a taste sensation with all the different flavours, you also
got a physical sensation with the popping.
The burnt toast ice-cream really did taste like burnt toast ...
There was a 2nd dessert but forgot to take a photo -
Mango, corn & almond salad with coconut foam ..
also very different and not to keen on this one ..
I like my corn on the cob with butter LOL

Adriano, me, George, Shaun & Shane

Helen with Adriano & George

we also purchased Georges book..
couldn't leave without one
and of course he signed it for me ..

back to motel for the night ...
full buffet breakfast this morning and
then we caught the train back into the city
and of course we had to go to our regular haunt
Laurent Patisserie
for Macarons
and coffee ....
back to reality now ...
Think I am going to have toast for tea tonight.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Madelines netball grand final

Madeline & Madison Browne
Melbourne Vixens
Mad had her 1st netball grand final tonight,
they lost :-(
but all the girls played a great game. This was their 1st season together
so did very well to get this far.
Madison Browne from the Melbourne Vixens
presented the medals to the girls.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

1st day of Spring ...

And it raining and cold :-(
The heater has gone and chucked a wobbly , so have the repairman
coming some time today to fix it ..thank goodness .
Also have a wonderful month coming up.
A dinner out with a great friend and with wonderful Chefs cooking-
at Hellenic Republic on Sept 14th.
brothers 38th birthday on the 22nd - oh he's getting old :-)
And hopfully getting tickets to see U2 in December...thats if we can get tickets this
Friday ..fingers crossed xxx