Wednesday, 30 September 2009

It starts with a box...

Came across this thread in the Vogue Forums about sending a care package over to our Australian troops in Afghanistan, I think it's a fantastic idea and it is something I will be definitely be doing regularly.

More information and details can be found on http://oceanskykhaki.blogspot.com/ on where, and what to post

I will post about my package on the weekend *fingers crossed I'll have internet at home by then*

Friday, 25 September 2009

Internetless

In the process of changing my internet at home, so have been without internet since earlier this week thanks to Telstra not supporting transfers!!

Feels pretty empty and weird being without it but I was actually surprised at how much more I've gotten done without wasting most of my time procrastinating on the internet.

Nothing much planned for the weekend.

  • I want to hit up Kirribilli markets tomorrow and maybe check out the mid season sales at Myer and DJs
  • Want to go to the Prescriptives sale, but unsure about the nightmare of parking, so might give it a pass
  • Voguette's high tea at the Loft on Sunday

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Pho Phu Quoc, Canberra

The Canberra go to place for quick and consistent Vietnamese food for me is always Pho Phu Quoc located in Dickson.

My usual order of strawberry shake - lovely and fresh

They have a wide selection of fresh fruit shakes which I can never resist!

Spring rolls

Pork balls (Nem Nuong)


Combination rice hot pot

Pho Phu Quoc Vietnamese Restaurant

4/6 Cape St
Dickson ACT 2602
(02) 6249 6662



Pho Phu Quoc on Urbanspoon

Monday, 21 September 2009

High Tea, Lotus Lounge at Floriade, Canberra






Selection of delectable Madame Flavour teas on the tea menu


salmon, cucumber & cream cheese sandwiches and chicken sandwiches

Sweet things - chocolate coated strawberries, lemon tart, chocolate cake, fruit tart and madeleine

Jam and cream for the scones

Madame Flavour - my choice of White Tea with rose, this was so delicious!

The 3 tiers- with scones and quiches on the bottom tier

Complimentary teas to take home with the High Tea! I'm in love with the White with Rose tea

Pretty pricey for what you get but I guess you're paying for the view!

High Tea
$48.50 per person (incl GST)
High Tea with a glass of Lindemans sparkling wine
$56.50 per person (incl GST)

Dates and times

  • 12, 13 September 12 - 2pm, 3 - 5pm
  • 19, 20 September 12 - 2pm, 3 - 5pm
Go Red for Women High Tea 21 September
  • Yoga among the tulips 8 - 9am Gold coin donation proceeds to Heart Foundation
  • High Tea 9 - 11am, 12 - 2pm, 3 - 5pm
  • 26, 27 September 12 - 2pm, 3 - 5pm
  • 3, 4, 5 October 12 - 2pm, 3 - 5pm
  • 10, 11 October 12 - 2pm, 3 - 5pm

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Floriade 2009 Mind Body and Soul, Canberra

Was a nice sunny day to have a browse through Floriade, with this year's theme being Mind, Body and Soul:










Pretty lanterns filled the paths, presumably for Nightfest happening next week:





































Bonsai displays:

And my favourite part, the stalls selling snacks, soaps, chocolate, jewellry and everything else inbetween:



Bega dried fruits - dried mango

mini jams from Alpine berry farm - 6 for $10






Blooming tea with 5 different kinds - can't wait to try this out! (hunting for a clear teapot first though)

Pretty handmade rose resin earrings:


Floriade is on from 12th September 2009 - 11th October 2009

Commonwealth Park