Friday, 28 November 2014

Chateau Limon

Our new house in Preston is being patched up, propped up and sliced. Here are some pics of the progress...

Monday, 12 March 2012

Melbourne Life

The poor blog has been neglected for the past couple of months as Dan and I have settled into our new life in Melbourne. Come back soon for lots of lovely pics and ideas for cheap things to do in this fantastic city.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Melbourne: a hot(ish) Christmas

A huge thanks to Sophie and Rob for hosting a hot Christmas in Melbourne for Christmas orphans from the UK and beyond. It was certainly a day to remember!





Throwing another shrimp on the barby



Our second course amuse bouche vodka jelly from Sonny & Jules


We had a day of true Melbourne weather - sun/rain/hail/sun again...


Our pom pom style snowman created by Pete




Sophie & Alaric our little christmas reindeer








The fantastic Sophie, host extraordinaire


Our fish course, created by Dan, Tim, Sasha and I



Secret santa time


With a Scottish father christmas



ho ho ho


Monday, 2 January 2012

Thailand: Bangkok

Oh Bangkok how I love you.....

Bangkok has to one of the best places in the world for a vibrant streetlife - the food, the shopping, the people watching, the wandering. For me, there is nowhere better.


We stayed at the fantastic Cosy Bangkok which I would highly recommend, also if you are looking for a tailor Harry's tailor in the Basement of Narai Hotel on Silom Road is great.


The obligatory visit to the Golden Temple, so bling! We had Thai massages in Wat Po and ate lots and lots of street food. Who knew deep fried omelette could taste so good!? 






The massive feet of the sleeping Buddah



Duck tongues on the street. This was one of our favourite street vendors on the corner of Rama IV and Rama VI. Steaming claypot soups which you can add your own bunches of sweet basil, lettuce and meat.



Chatuchak weekend market is unbelievable. We had to rush around before catching our flight but I could have spent the whole weekend wandering about the hundreds of stalls selling everything under the sun





And onwards to Australia