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childhood breakfasts – sweet lime and papaya

By | September 20th, 2018|family, holidays|

What do you remember about your childhood? One of my first memories is sitting on a wooden stair case, with open space below, in a lush environment and Dad grating fresh coconut to eat with weetbix and honey. :-) It was delicious. The Solomon Islands was always where I learnt to love papaya so incredibly [...]

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Mid week French cuisine in a beautiful Melbourne winter

By | August 1st, 2018|bars and restaurants, holidays, weather|

I just got back from a really nice dinner at a French restaurant in my neighbourhood with my parents who are visiting my city for the next few days. It makes me feel like it is the weekend already, to go out and eat nice food and drink nice wine, hehe. On a Wednesday (I [...]

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Le precipice – Daara J – So Frenchy So Chic

By | April 24th, 2018|holidays, music|

Speaking of world music, I was inspired to find the artist who is responsible for this amazing song on the weekend: Daara J. I found their song on one of the So Frenchy So Chic compilations and have always loved it. I really like their whole album - Boomerang, released in 2003. What did they [...]

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Home sweet home – Melbourne the great

By | February 25th, 2018|holidays|

There is something so comfortable about returning to Melbourne after a weekend in Sydney. I feel like someone just wrapped a blanket a bit tighter around me. It is such a nice place and the traffic moves and I get a little rush every time I arrive here after being away. That is how I [...]

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Beautiful evening and lots of steps

By | January 5th, 2018|bars and restaurants, design, friends, holidays, parks and gardens, weather|

Oh Sydney, how I love you. You are so vibrant and lush and amazing. Breeze, boats and beaches. I know that I am in Sydney because I have walked 19,934 steps today. Hehe. I always walk more in the city, but I am pretty sure that is a record in one day! There are so [...]

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Circular Quay breeze – Sydney 2018

By | January 5th, 2018|daily life, holidays, parks and gardens, weather|

I just want to cry and cry. Premenstrual in my 40s on holidays. No fun. Sydney is a beautiful place. The breeze, the boats, the beach. It seems lusher and greener than Melbourne . Sweet frangipani scent. Nice to visit :-)

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Happy marriage equality day

By | November 15th, 2017|holidays, relationships|

Hooray!! It is a great time in Australian history. :-) I am so pleased that the Yes campaign won. We were scared, hehe, it is true. Trump, Brexit, One Nation. How many dickheads are in this country anyway? But for now, it is time to celebrate. It is such a great day! Someone at my [...]

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