Back to the City @ Monday, August 15, 2016

Tuesday 26th July

First week back to school, though I've actually finished. Hoping to potentially upgrade to a double degree next year. In the afternoon I had my hair done, a blow wave, it's so big... I do like getting my hair done, but later on it feels like straw?

Oh before I forget to mention, right before we went away we were offered tickets for ice skating! But with my lack of balance we should have seen Disney on Ice instead! This was a gift bag my friend bought.

To mark the start of semester and create awareness TopShop had a 20% off store wide (probs doesn't include sale items) for students as well as snacks. We got there at 6.50, before the event and the line was around the corner! But we were in within 5-10 minutes, and there were donuts on arrival. Donuts are so much better than drinks, though there was vodka with something as well. 

Did you know there's a Doughnut Time van (more like booth that looks like a van) inside TopShop? Tonight the first 250 received a donut, entry was via student ID. This is the only time when having student ID is like being VIP :P 

Through unidays you can get some pretty good discounts. Though my card is mainly used for cheaper tickets for the performing arts. Salted Caramel Donut, well to me it was more like a hot jam donut but denser with a very generous filling, which jas said there was too much of. The filling was sweet and salty, but with a touch too much salt. I would have said this was a dulce de leche donut. It was very nice and added a bang (and sugar high for him, as for me, it's in my blood) to end of the evening. At $6 I would get it as a treat sometimes, though always to share, as to me the size is too much for one. 

We left around 7.15pm and the line was still around the corner. 

This week's food adventure was a venture up King St, known for its strip clubs (germs!!) and Lisa Brows (Lisa does Brows, she's great!), hence we have never ventured into this part of town before. 


A walk around the east end, discovering lunch offers, cheap eats and taking shortcuts through alleyways. Stopped by aqua s, ordered both flavours of the fortnight: matcha and shortbread.

The matcha was too bitter for me! Much more than rice workshop, which we discovered years ago (link). The shortbread was familiar with a hint of that artificial flavour taste. Fascinating I'd have to that again.

You can get flavour of the fortnight with sea salt (original) but not two fortnight flavours I discovered. The machine doesn't work that way.

Careers workshops, perfect timing as I have an interview tomorrow!

Off to the theatre, a movie theatre. A stink bomb arrived late and sat beside me! NOOOO! Someone hasn't had their weekly shower and farted throughout the five acts!! The intermission was omitted too! If I had known it could be torrented I would have done so and watched it from the safety of my room, alone. I'm starting to understand why the guy next door was a recluse for 12yrs! People suck. 


An exhibition on '200 Years of Australian Fashion' found us at the gallery under Fed Square today, from the 1850s till today. Oh how elegance has fallen! Being a fan of history I loved the earlier collections.

Next we were off to buy rush tickets, aka tix at six. 20 Tickets are sold, to 10 people. The first 10. One English lady got there at 3.30pm! The target market is obviously not full time works, but rather those who make less: stay-at-home-moms, students, old people, part-time workers. Arriving at 5.10 we were 8th in the line! Got lucky there, as there were soon around 30 in line, and not everyone got tickets. 

Dinner at Om Vegetarian, that cheap all-you-can-eat $6.50 vegetarian place, did you know there's four locations?! 

Tonight's show was 'Funny Girl' set in the days of 1920s high-class vaudeville glitz and glamour it was pretty, funny and very entertaining.  

The set design was an orchestra in the center, with an arch of those big white Hollywood stairs and the front, the stage most of time. Add curtains, lower the signs and a chandelier and you have yourself a set!

The showgirls and gentleman we always love with their big musical numbers, though that is the biggest underwear I've seen since granny panties! But oh that star headpiece... you shall be mine!

‘Don’t Rain On My Parade’ was the hit of the night, and still playing in our minds. 

Next door was the opening night of MIFF and anyone who was someone was there. Except us, I've worked all the art festivals except this one. There was a blue carpet and very long lines along with celebs, like Geoffrey Rush aka Barbarossa! 

Comfort or pretty? We saw Ashley, stunning in a red lace dress sweeping the ground. She was freezing, but looked great. Meanwhile we wore our winter coats and got stuff done today. To look like that you've have spent the afternoon getting ready and need to drive to the event then directly home. No walks in the moonlight, escalators or public transport. 


- The photographer has yet to send us the pics... - 

Pancakes the size of a pizza are the latest thing from the Pancake Parlour, serves 4-8 though we said four as the one we picked had four small scoops of ice cream on it. While I see it as a novelty, as we only go here for the BOGOF short stack offer ($12, 6pp), jas says it would work. As people are social creatures they tend to go out in groups, and could split a $30 pizza pancake and pay $7.50 each. I still don't see it as good value though. We could do froyo for that price. 

And so we did across the street at YOMG. $5 waffle cone, watch as I get all 8 flavours and not have the cone topple over. Go slow and get right under is the key. But we failed a bit this time, almost. Serves 2, at $2.50pp, as it's way too much for one.

Catching Up

We found our next victim to be recreated into a book box!

That feeling when you love it, but it fits nothing. Let's use it as inspiration to create something we do love! Leather on a mesh-ish hat! Just need to find a base.

Marble weighs a ton!! Though doesn't always have to, these are $2 cork boards from Kmart.

Collins St, Paris End sometimes has some lovely displays!

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