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