Monthly Archives: September 2014

Not headed to Karijini

The plan for over a month has been to fly to Karijini National Park today and enjoy the wonder and beauty of gorges in the Pilbara. However since a bushfire is burning out of control in Karijini, we ignored advice … Continue reading

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The great Australian jaffle

A jaffle is a toasted sandwich made in a device that seals the corners of the bread. They are equal parts delicious and dangerous, with the sealed edges trapping heat and steam inside the sandwich, often resulting in a burnt … Continue reading

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Kalgoorlie Cup 2014

I almost thought we wouldn’t make it. But we did. Race Round; its three race days and one cocktail party are done and dusted for 2014. I’m half sad, half relieved. Time to rest my blistered feet and hang the … Continue reading

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Ladies Day 2014

Wednesday was the Hannans Handicap (aka Ladies Day) at the races. I went to work in the morning, ran home and threw on my dress and fascinator and off we went. I decided to take the tiny point and shoot … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Round Cocktail Party 2014

Tuesday night was the annual Welcome to the Round Cocktail Party at the Hannans Club. ‘The Round’ refers to Kalgoorlie’s annual week of racing, known as Race Round. The Hannans Club was built in 1896 as one of the first … Continue reading

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Boulder Cup 2014

Race Round has arrived! One week, three race days, a cocktail party and a whole lot of fun are on the cards this week. Proceedings kicked off yesterday with the Boulder Cup. After a last minute costume change I wore … Continue reading

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Links and lately

TGIF friends, TGIF. This week has been long and relentless and next week is the races and I just want it to be here NOW. Links: Do you channel slob chic on airplanes? In defense of dressing up when you … Continue reading

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A sunny Melbourne Sunday

On Sunday morning Mum and I woke bright and early at our airbnb apartment and headed to a lane way I’m confident most Melbournians will be familiar with: Yep, we braved the Fathers Day crowds and went to St Ali … Continue reading

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Have you used airbnb?

I know I’m very late to this party, but have you used airbnb before? It’s been around for a while but if you haven’t heard of it, it’s a website that lets you rent apartments, rooms, castles, log cabins, grannie … Continue reading

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David’s Restaurant

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten as many dumplings as I did on the weekend just gone in Melbourne. It started on Friday night with two of my closest friends and my sister at China Red. China Red has a … Continue reading

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