It's been absolutely pouring non-stop, and I'm really dreading the plane ride home (hello, turbulence!) but I still have a whole day to relax until then, so I'll just put that at the back of my mind.
Yesterday I woke up semi-early for a weekend, to have breakfast at Beess & Co:
Comforting hot chocolate with fluffy marshmallows
Half serve of ricotta hotcakes with berry compote & mascarpone, oh how I've missed this! nom nom nom
After breakfast, went for a jaunt to the fabric store with my mum:
Browsing fabrics to make winter coats
Half price off Burda patterns - I picked up a nice one, and a gorgeous lilac wool fabric too, for my mum to make. Will post pics once complete!
An earlier one she made for me:
Pink wool coat - so pretty and warm!
Cute flower buttons
I'm really lemming a few Alannah Hill coats, but they are still full priced at the moment, and I think too expensive to justify (I know, sounds strange coming from me...) but these coats are a great alternative, and they have some really gorgeous fabrics out at the moment!
It's been an Azuma party lately. Last week it was the original restaurant at Chifley Square, and this week it's the sister restaurant, over at Regent Place, Azuma Kushiyaki.
Walked in on a Thursday night, without a booking, and had to wait for a table to become free, as it was quite busy.
20 bottles of sake on the wall...
They had this Himalayan salt for sale everywhere, I forgot to try it on my food though. It looked interesting though, and it was pink!
Grape-hi shochu - tasted like grape calpis soda with a tiny hint of alcohol
Can't go to Azuma Kushiyaki without getting kushiyaki, right? A great way to sample a bit of everything is the
Small dishes - miso cod, nice, but I wish there was more of it... (can't complain though, since it is a small dish after all!)
Wagyu beef - I loved this version much more than the Azuma Chifley Square counterpart, such tender beef and loved the garlic sauce
Tempura prawn with udon - I wish they'd put the tempura seperate, instead of serving it in the soup - sog city!
I initially wanted to go next door to the patisserie for dessert, but since it was quite late, the choices weren't that plentiful, and then I decided I felt like some ice cream, hence the trip to Passionflower.
Super duper brownie - white chocolate, hazelnut & choc mud ice creams with fudge sauce and brownie goodness - unfortunately the brownies weren't that great as they were a bit hard, the ice creams were good though!
I don't actually take that many pictures of myself these days, preferring to focus my photography on other things, such as food, purchases and travel. I really love looking through old photos, so I really should take more, every now and then!
Photos are a great memory of a moment, and it's amazing to look back and see how much has changed - it's like a moment frozen in time (dodgy hairstyles, outfits & all!)
Blowing bubbles hehe
Chubby legs and hogging a bike I probably couldn't even ride
I don't think I have ONE nice high school photo - this was back in the day of film cameras still
Yr 11 -12
A very old pic of bestie & I <3 - I was doing photography in yr 11 and had some black and white film, which I used, but didn't turn out so well!
Shortish hair - big hoop earring faze circa 2005 hehe
I think this is around 2005 as well
At Taronga Zoo 2006 - woohoo cute giraffes!
This is a reminder to myself to take more pictures... To bring back memories, nothing helps jog your memory like a photograph.
My net is so slow at the moment it makes me want to break down in tears. Argh. It's taking me 100 years just to upload a picture, so I have a few posts that are waiting on the backburner until I go home to Canberra this weekend! Excited. Feels like I haven't been home for ages.