Leeuwin Concert 2012

I was so very lucky to be able to go to the Leeuwin Concert in Margaret River, as a corporate guest! Thank you to a few work colleagues cancelling at the last-minute. The Leeuwin Concert is a once a year event that has been running for 28 years. The concert is hosted at the beautiful Leeuwin Estate Winery and each year local, national and international artists descend to the town ...

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Choux Cafe, once again

I returned to Choux Cafe for a Saturday afternoon treat(s). Today there were a few new macaron flavours and layered patisserie cakes. I could smell the cookie dough as we passed the kitchen and took our seats under the umbrella out the back. I love this place! Just like Nonna's!   My choice of treats was the avocado and pineapple macaroon and the apricot saffron macaron.Good God! The flavors are strong and complimenting. Coffee was a ...

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Macarons and Coffee

A combination worthy of my consumption. Today's choice of coffee break was in the city at Jean Pierre Sancho on Hay Street. The good thing about this place is that it does not close early in the afternoon so it is possible to grab a coffee after 3.00pm! The macaron flavors we selected were passionfruit, Moet Champagne and hazelnut. The macarons were okay, they were fairly chewy and it was difficult to taste the flavors. ...

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Boucla, Subiaco

You would almost think that you were in Fremantle when stepping into Boucla Kafenion. Organic, beautifully cluttered and antique are three words that spring to mind when describing Boucla. Coffee at this street side cafe is A+. It is hot and strong. Boucla is located past the Rokeby Road and Bagot Street intersection. Location Subiaco 349 Rokeby Rd Subiaco, WA 6008 Opening Hours Monday — Friday 7am — 5pm Saturday 7am — 3:30pm Closed Sunday

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Gingerbread House

Feeling amazingly inspired and in a confident mood, I set about making a Gingerbread House. The house Lollies and chocolates for decoration (I used Jaffas, freckles and lollies) 3 1/2 cups self raising flour 1 cup plain flour 1 tablespoon ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 cup of firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup golden syrup 185g butter, chopped 2 eggs lightly beaten 1/4 cup pure icing sugar Royal Icing 2 egg whites, lightly beaten 3 cups of pure icing Planning Cardboard cut-outs – Two ...

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Sherbert Cafe and Bakehouse

So it was a Saturday afternoon and after sleeping in we were in dire need for a wake up and the Sherbet Cafe and Bake Shop in Maylands was beckoning our names. This vintage cafe has a nice relaxed atmosphere and a very big line of loyal customers. We basked in the sun at the front of the shop whilst consuming rather large cupcakes and good coffee. We could of easily shared ...

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24 Hours in Kuala Lumpur + Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia is special place to me, having worked for a company with offices in Kuala Lumpur I have made some great friends over the years and along with that many wonderful memories. Apart from the obvious reasons of seeing my friends, overall Kuala Lumpur makes a great stop over city from Australia to Asia or vice versa. Be it for 12 hours or 48 hours. On a recent visit to ...

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Toodyay

In remembrance of my 2nd cousin whom we lost to skin cancer our family spent an evening in Toodyay where we went on a special bush walk in memory of  our dear Narelle.         Toodyay Holiday Park & Chalets 188 Racecourse Road Toodyay WA 6566  

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La Tour Eiffel

Our experience of La Tour Eiffel was not exactly what I was expecting. We visited it twice during our stay in Paris. The first was during the day where we were followed by hagglers trying to sell us china knock offs and scammers in the form of so called 'deaf girls'. Oh and the French army personal walking around with big guns was definitely not a romantic experience. We returned at ...

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Choux Café, Swanborne

Sometimes the best place for a traditional dessert is away from the city and today it was on a residential street in Swanbourne in the middle of two small stores; a patisserie named Choux Cafe. Choux Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch serving an array of exquisite French cakes, savoury pastries and breads including coffee and tea. All the foods are handmade every day at the Cafe and I definitely ...

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Our first Airbnb Experience!

Having returned from two airbnb.com stays in Europe (Paris & Berlin) I am delighted to say I will be booking my next holiday through the airbnb website again. The concept of airbnb is brilliant and I believe it did shape our holiday experience. We booked and paid the funds 6 months before our departure on their easy to navigate website. The reviews, pictures and Google maps definitely helped us in making the final ...

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Waffles in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the city of treating yourself in every way imaginable..... Scooting around Dam Square we found this bustling place and stopped by to eat some waffles and dutch Poffertjes, on holidays in Amsterdam we had the time to leisurely explore the city and try out new places. Metropolitan Deli is an all in one dessert haven with patisserie cakes, chocolate, home made ice cream and for those watching their weight well there ...

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