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Australian Politics

I saw this on my way home tonight and thought I would share it. Those in Australia will understand the message. I love the dedication too as there was an entire wall about a half block length covered with these. Someone not an Abbott fan.


Bad Language Warning.





Today

Saw this cute picture and had to share as it sums up how I am feeling right now.

Somedays just feel like this!
When you really wish you felt like this!

A weekend with Mum

Another lovely weekend has sped past with my Mum. Every 6 weeks we get together at my place for a girly weekend of food, shopping and getting our hair done. This weekend has been another weekend full of memories and great times. Here's a little snapshot.

Friday night was full of gossip and catching up. Dinner was home made thai chicken noodle box that wouldn't have looked out of place at any good noodle box!
Dreaming of our own French Chateau. A spare $2mil Euro's and this would be ours.
Saturday morning was off to get our hair done. Lots of gossip and a few hours later we were glam and ready for action. A late lunch and a stop into Flight Centre for some holiday ideas and it was home to rest our weary legs and watch some America's Top Model before leftovers for dinner.

Sunday was sleep in day. Chatting for a few hours before off to our favourite French cafe in Port Melbourne, Moulin Noir, for some brunch.


Eggs Benedict on Brioche with a side serve of Avocado and Feta Crush

A Food Journey in Pictures

I was looking back through the last few months of pictures from my IPhone and noticed a lot of food pics. Everyone knows I love great food and I seem to have developed a habit of taking pictures of my meals recently. So I thought I would share some of them with you. Enjoy. 

WARNING: The following pictures may make you very hungry. 

Breakfast Special - Ai Ni, South Yarra
Bastille Day BrunchEureka 89, Southbank
The most amazing Seafood Laksa from the Asian Cafe next to work in North Melbourne (I have lived on this lunch this winter!)
Jamie Oliver's Steamed Coconut Buns & Chicken in Hoisin Sauce - Made by me.
Red Velvet Cupcake - Love Vintage Show, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
Breakfast Special - Moulin Noir, Port Melbourne
Leek, Red Wine Chicken Chasseur - made by me, recipe by Real Living magazine, June 2013
Garlic prawns and salad, made by me
Travel Food - Chips & Gravy - The Shell Roadhouse, Ballarat
Breakfast - note the star shaped egg (What happens when you don't have…

Sunset

Last nights Sunset - Loving the mixture of cloud, clear sky and a touch of sun over the city skyline.

Secrets of Success

I came across this list of secrets for success and thought it would be great to share as it seems to me that our happiness is very closely linked to our perceptions of our success. Thanks to Heather from Habitually Chic for posting this one first.


21 Suggestions for Success by H. Jackson Brown Jr.  Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.Be forgiving of yourself and others.Be generous.Have a grateful heart.Persistence, persistence, persistence.Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.Commit yourself to constant improvement.Commit yourself to quality.Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.Be lo…

My week in Pictures

A recap of my week in pictures. From dreams, views and anything that has caught my eye this week. A visual feast.

Dreaming - Santorini, Greece
Off I go!
Everybody needs a little love.
Storm clouds rolling over the city.
Dreaming - A chateau of my own
Loving - the energy, the dreaminess, the background, wish I was her
Loving - effortless chic (Asos Dress)
Dreaming - wishing I was relaxing in crystal cear water with the sun on my face!
Dreaming - Santorini, Greece (Is there anything not love about this place?)
Dreaming - Sunset over the beach from the infinity pool
Can you spot a theme? I am dreaming of a much needed holiday. Planning for a a week long break on a sunny beach with nothing more than a cocktail and a good book. I am over winter and need a chance to refresh to regain some energy! Stay tuned to find out where I end up sometime in the next month.

Food, Make Up and Shopping

It's been a busy last part of the week. With work unveiling a piece of art that we created as part of a team bonding with Mind Gallery last month, a new team bonding experience with dinner and a make up class at Mecca Cosmetica in the city and then drinks and mexican snacks with some of the girls at my place as part of the Dine at Mine Fundraising campaign for Camp Quality! Phew and that was just Thursday and Friday!
Leftovers from my Mexican feast. Homemade Salsa and Guacmole. Yummy.
So Saturday was spent with a spot of shopping and then relaxing in the glorious sun on my balcony with some mexican leftovers. Today it was off to my new favourite hang out Two Birds One Stone. Love, love, love their menu and can't wait to work my way through it. Certainly worth the wait. I can see the next few weekends spent lazing around this busy but laid back place.

Summer in training. I can't wait!
Two Birds Breakfast Special. 
It's an early night for me and I will leave you with this tho…

Current Crushes

It's time again to share some of my current favourite things. Things that I am obsessing over and can't get enough of. So here you go...
Food - Mexican - I am loving all things Mexican. Avocado in guacamole (You may remember last month's crush on Avocado and Feta), Tomato Salsa, Corn Chips and Tacos, Quesadilla, Tortillas. I am loving them all. For the best Mexican out, try these two in South Yarra - (I can recommend both)Fonda - 144 Chapel St, Windsor VIC 3181Touche Hombre Electrica - 15 Claremont Street, South Yarra VIC 3141TV - America's Next Top Model- Yes I am sure there is more 'quality' TV out there but nothing that has appealed since The Block finished. So I have dived into ANTM thanks to Apple TV. Am loving it. Not sure why but I can happily spend an evening or day watching episode back to back. Currently up to Season 14.Sweet Stuff - Vanilla Slice - I am not sure where I have been for the last however many years but I have recently discovered Vanilla S…

Shoes

Just loving these shoes from Shoes of Prey

Just a little over the top but still awesome.
xxx

Living

Where does the weekend go? It seems that Sunday night rolls around very quickly no matter what I am up too. I wonder how i get one of those jobs where you work 3 or 4 days and have 3 or 4 off to live life? (And still have enough money to experience life!)

Talking of experiencing life - I came across one of my favourite quotes again today. It goes a little something like this - "I don't want to just exist, I want to live." (Author unknown, to me)



This to me is about experiencing life and getting out there and doing things rather than just cruising along and letting life's opportunities pass you by. To me, this is the true essence of me and how I feel. I want to LIVE. I want experiences, passion, highs and lows. Life is for living not just existing. 

So in the spirit of living, I have added to my Goals list as part of my Happiness Project this weekend. Number 6. on my list -  12 new experiences.

I've started my list of some of the experiences I want to have.


Ride and el…

Today's Quote

Today's Quote - Nothing else to say except I like being me.
xx

Travel

One of my favourite things to do is dream about other places - cities, cultures, countries. Foreign places have always been exciting to me. I love reading and growing up my favourite books were always ones where they experienced new places. Whether it be New York, Paris, or Rome. They sounded so much more exotic then country South Australia. To me the city was the place to be and preferably overseas.

So it was so amazing for me to finally take a step and start travelling in 2004. China was my first step for a Challenge Trek on the Great Wall. Amazing. I loved it. The culture, the people but mostly the history. Standing on The Wall and realising just how long it had been around and how many people had walked along it before me, not to mention the people who had died building many years before. To me, that was mind-blowing.

The Forbidden City -  Oct 2004
I made me realise just how little history we really have in Australia and how much I love the thought of having a culture. I am an Aussie…