I’ve Moved! Welcome ♥

Hello and Welcome to my new home on the interwebs!

I promise to try and get back into it…so please update any links/bookmarks as this will be my new address ♥

Thanks for visiting, let me know what you think!

…and Here’s a taste of what’s to come…

 

Valentine’s Day and CNY

Happy belated Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year evellibody!!!

 
White Chocolate Sponge Cake with Fresh Cream and Strawberries
(yeh yeh shut up you’re right that’s Alannah Hill tissue paper on the table)

So unfair how our offices in China get a week off for CNY  :(( which also means we have to do more work over here as well :((

Anyhoo my family doesn’t celebrate Chinese New Year … for obvious reasons but Helen’s family invited us over for dinner at her place and omg we had a FEAST of Lobsters, two Whole Fish (farmed themselves), Chicken, Pork and more Lobster .
Prior to that we had a Ping Pong match at Jase’s place (losers get hit with a Nerf gun), but even before that I started doing some Valentine’s baking for them…

 
Royal Milk Earl Grey Tea Chiffon Cake with Strawberries, Blueberries and Fresh Cream
 
Our family also received some delicious goodies from our family friend… packaged oh so perfectly but unfortunately I could not photograph well…
 
Chocolate Madeleines
 
Green Tea Macarons and Raspbery Macarons
There were also Chocolate Macarons… but I ate them… there were 4 of them too  
 

NYE – you give me love love love love, crazy love

Oh my, it’s already the 17th January 2010 … so hope you all had a very Happy New Year wherever you were! Me, I spent it with the besties at Doltone House in Pyrmont. Initially I had wanted to camp out at vantage points but boo for work on NYE so we chose the easier option of wining and dining XP

No food photos because the lighting sucked :(( but what I can give you is a rundown of the menu …

Appetizer
Italian Style Gourmet Antipasto
Seafood Platter
Pacific Oysters-Natural & Champagne Vinaigrette Platter and Garlic Prawns
Entree
Penne Alla Siciliana
Main (alternate serve)
Chargrilled Beef Filled with pomme puree, king brown mushrooms, buttered julienne snowpeas and red wine jus
Oven roasted Ocean Trout on garlic scented potato mash with baby green beans, cherry trussed tomatoes and caperberry beurre blanc

Dessert Symphony
Strawberry Ricotta Crepe, White Chocolate Panna Cotta and Espresso Coffee Bombe

 
So we did the eating and the drinking…
 
the Pigrush-ing…
 
Random camwhoring…
 
Random stupid acts…
 
the dancing…
 
and the posing…

All before the New Year Fireworks
 
Last photo of 2009
 
Pretty heart shaped fireworks


bang bang bang bang
 
 
Happy New Year !!
To a healthy, wealthy new year… with lots more posts to come!

Random…

We ran out of wrapping paper to wrap the Christmas presents last week so what did we do when we run out of wrapping paper…

 
 
RECYCLE and use a Starbucks Christmas Carry bag to wrap the presents and use the handles to make a bow !!
 
 
Bet you didn’t guess it was a Starbucks bag

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Daffodil Day was on the Friday past, and we each got one daffodil and a chocolate caramel egg :9 and I also bought a pen because they’re always useful though I didn’t think the design of the pen is as cute as it was previous years. We also drove over to The Ranch for an extended lunch.

 
 
My Blue Tongue Lager Schooner XP
 

Anyway I got so so excited on Tuesday when my Peter Alexander Fairy Tales catalogue arrived, had a good flick through and told my mum what I wanted and she ordered XDDDD I was so surprised when the package arrived a mere day later, it usually takes a good 5-7days. I’d been waiting for this collection since I saw an ad for it in Grazia and it did not disappoint… the Sleeping Beauty Hispter PJ Pant was a must have ( I absolutely love disney princesses) and the Heart is where the Home is Waffle leggings because I literally live in these at home, also got the Red Riding Hood Long Boy Short and the Old World Rose Print Gown.  This should be enough for the first order… I am contemplating getting a nightie of some sort as well.

 
 
 
 
 
Mum bought this super cute couples TokiDoki pillow cases from Bondi Junction

AND last nights dinner :9
 

 

our loves the perfect crime

After hearing the good news, I went out for dinner at Hurstville with the family with a bottle of Rosemount O in hand XP

In the process of changing my bag a while ago I took a shot of my contents minus the rubbish like train tickets, gum wrappers and what not. These are probably the essentials I usually have plus the odd bag of lollies, paw paw ointment and a Starbucks thermos with Earl Grey tea.

 
Marc by Marc Jacobs with its contents. it’s never this neat
 
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My beloved timeless classic Chanel wallet  (still using it since my 18th woo baby)
Oroton Coin Purse … its getting pretty dirty now
Louis Vuitton Agenda
Prada Bow keychain pouch containing (YSL lipstick and lipgloss, YSL mini towel, Vaseline and Anna Sui Stand Up Mirror)
Prada Cardholder
LG Secret possibly to transform into a black iPhone soon
Canon IXUS 160IS
NDS because I love my sudoku wherever I go
my ancient 1st generation iPOD nano which is still working (I deco-ed this to spruce it up a lil)
2x Metallic pens (silver and purple)