Friday, December 31, 2010

Tuesday just gone

On our walk through the Abbotsford Convent, and the Yarra Glen on Tuesday.
I'm not sure why but the video below never fails to make me laugh and shed a tear. It could be the emotional music, or the fact i'm a sook but its great and i love it.
Happy New Year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Since my camera has gone AWOL I resorted to iphone. Cute cat though. Its the ginger one. He didn't respond to the name i gave him (Sylvia).
Anyway good news about the camera, it is safe and sound and i should be able to retrieve it tomorrow. I left it in the flexicar we borrowed on christmas day.
Breakfast time! xxx

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas!
I have lost my camera. I'm pretty sure i know where i left it so i'm really hoping i can get it back. Fingers crossed!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


This is for Joe. Just incase he needed any ideas for birthday presents.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Always use protection...

My pretty new macbook doesn't have a case, therefore it has never left the house yet. And it won't leave the house till I purchase one of these beautiful protective covers from etsy (click on the pictures to go to them). I believe it will be this one:

But the following are also quite pretty...

The above prints are available at Paper Jam Press

"If you don't know where you are going, you will end up somewhere else." - Yogi Berra

So its coming to the end of the year, and with all the changes that it is bringing I feel it is time for us to do some goal setting exercises. I know they can be cheesy, and daunting but its pretty important to do it.
I think my main goals will be:
  • To start and finish at least 1 term of french. I will not let myself be scared off when it gets hard and when I get scared of failing.
  • To adhere to my savings plan
  • To keep going with my 'new healthy lifestyle'.
I'm pretty sure that's it.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I didn't take this picture. Click on the delciousness above for its owner.

A restaurant in Melbourne that we love is 'Moroccan Soup Bar' in Fitzroy. If you haven't been you really should go.
They have a delicious dish called 'Fattet al hummus' which is essentially a chickpea bake. So good. I've found a recipe online and i'm going to recreate it on Saturday night for yummy dinner because Hollie is coming over and she loves it too.
Anyway, an interesting thing i noticed in the recipe there was an explanation that the reason for having cumin in it is because it acts as an anti-bloating agent for all the chickpeas. I find that sort of thing amazing and i wonder how many other foods does it happen in? I know in Japanese food there is alot of that concious paring of ingredients and i would like to find out more about it.
So there is another thing for me to add to my weekend things to do.
A research project on: 'Ingredients that are friends with benefits.'
(I thought for a second i could say 'symbiotic relationship' and sound smart but i would be completely wrong. Wikipedia tells me that means they live off each other... not quite right in my instance)

Sounds like it could be tasty.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

pretty kitty...

Trying to decide whether or not I should by this t-shirt from threadless or not.
Pro's: its freakin awesome and the dollar is pretty good right now
Cons: i'm a bit poor... thats a lame excuse.
I'll think about it... meanwhile here's another picture:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Ok so I wasn't exactly Christmas spirit yesterday, but when I got home I had packages! My lovely Mum and beautiful Katherine had sent me Christmas love which cheered me up a bit.

and then nature left me this wonderful gift this morning... Its a bit blurry because it was freaking me out but in looking at the picture i realised he has big beautiful wings... still not wanting to go see them close up in person. Three eyes! ugh... still gives me the heeby jeebies just thinking about it.
Off to work now.

Christmas is coming...

I'm feeling remarkably un-christmasy this year. In 2 weeks it will all be over with anyway. I spent the weekend in Brisbane but didn't take any pictures. Well, i took some on my toy camera with the black and white film in it but i may have ruined them all when trying to remember how to wind the film off. I'll have another go tonight.
I've been looking at kitschy christmas pictures on flickr. Its quite fun.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The light was amazing tonight so i tried to take some pictures of the new dress but Joe was at yoga so i struggled with my self timer and tripod... Plus it was raining so the first picture was actually through the window. I kinda like it though.

Our fantastic new scales that we don't use because we have lovely electric ones

Monday, December 6, 2010


Beautiful photo found on flickr. Click on it to see more.

Good Morning.
I haven't blogged in forever. The longer i left it the harder it got. So instead of continuing what i was doing i'm going to start fresh.
I'm going to have alot of time to myself over the next year. Joe is working every weekend. I have to come up with fun and interesting things to do that aren't shopping... Will be tricky.

♥ I'm going to learn french. There is a brilliant french school near our house which is apparantly one of the best in Melbourne. They do all sorts of different classes but i'm going to do it term by term, and non travelling french. Proper everything
♥ I would like to blog more
♥ Maybe do a photography course
♥ Read
♥ Go for walks and take pictures

So hopefully i will start blogging more.

Oh and if you want photos from Tasmania - Go to my Flickr here

Friday, August 20, 2010

What I have been up to part 2

What i've been up to part 2...

I became an Aunty to the beautiful and very sweet little Sophie Louise, and got to play with Harry twice! Photos taken by my Mum.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

What I have been up to part 1

Ok, so for the past few months i've been really busy. I'm going to put up a couple of pictures just so you can see a brief snapshot.

Part 1 of what i've been up to.
Koalas, Nobbies, Sight Seeing & Beautiful Friends.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blinded by the lights...

Tonight I went to a Pecha Kucha night, held at The Order of Melbourne.
One speaker who I liked was Mark McQuilten who spoke about making a wall mural of the Melbourne Grid out of old circuit boards (recycling for the State of Design festival) and then putting fairy lights on it. The mural happened to be in the rooftop bar so Joe and I went up for a look. Above are my iPhone pictures which don't really do it justice. If you want to see better pictures go to this website. I loved it.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

photo by me today in the sunshine - ginger cat who usually avoids me let me pat him

Posts are in progress.
The busyness is over for now.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Show and Tell

I bought this fantastic new book the other day off the book depository website ( - free shipping... do it) and it arrived today! Its such an amazing book and i've scanned a few pictures in below. Sorry for the shonky scans. Not my forte. Cool pictures though. Its all pretty inspiring.


Monday, June 14, 2010

This evening I felt like eating some chocolate orange deliciousness so I altered a chocolate
chip recipe ever so slightly (to both veganise and add orange) and got baking....

Orange Choc Chip Cookies (vegan)

175 grams margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs equivalent of no egg
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups chocolate chips
(I cut up Whittakers Dark so the chocolate was good and chunky)
The grated rind of one orange
*EDIT* I used the grated rind of one orange (and a squidge or orange juice) for half the recipe. If you do one orange, and then taste test to see if you want more. I'm not sure how things like that go doubling up etc whether 2 orange rinds would be overpowering.
I did halve the ingredients above and it made 16 large cookies
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius. Prepare your oven tray.
Cream your butter and sugar.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg.
Sift the flour and baking powder together over the creamed mixture.
Sprinkle over the chocolate chips and orange rind and stir together gently.
Dollop onto your prepared trays and cook for 15 - 20 mins or until slightly browned.

They're really tasty.
xoxo Love Lizzie

Thursday, June 10, 2010


Photos by Joe

So here I sit uploading photos for you before hopping off to bed, wearing my fingerless gloves (very kindly given to me thank you Julia) with frozen fingers. I'm contemplating running them under hot water but i'm terrified of getting chill blanes.

So these pictures were from my horse riding lesson last weekend. I think i will go back, but i will need to do some serious leg exercises before then. My legs were dead after Sunday. Even on Tuesday when i would be walking somewhere, all of a sudden my leg muscles would spasm and i'd almost fall over.

Must start walking to work again. Maybe i'll go off now and do some lunges and stretches.

xoxoxo Love Lizzie