Laughing Daffodils @ Saturday, August 30, 2014
Saturday 23rd August
All these things look amazing... A La Folie Patisserie
After all that food (tomorrow's post) we went for a walk to
our next dessert place, could be a good thing that they were sold out.
Tomorrow's post - sneak peek.
I always buy online as there isn't really a store in the city.
Though their quality isn't what it used to be.
That window styling is missing something, crepe paper flowers to hang in the background maybe? Or balloons on the floor? Because that floor says kitchen or diner to me.
On-wards to the apartment in the city, we went for another walk from Flinders to Chinatown for a drink, and back with a stop for apple pie along the way, as we were still quite full from tea. We had ChaTime, a nice cool treat. Strawberries on sale, next to EB Games on Swanston.
Throughout the year there are many festivals in Melbourne by IMO there is none better than the 'Melbourne International Comedy' in March. Le beau thought it would be the food & wine for me, but no that's actually expensive and not as memorable. Note that I do win a lot of tickets to events though. So I was delighting to score a double pass to a comedy show tonight!
Does anyone else do google map walk-throughs when going to a new place? As part of the GLOW Festival (City of Stonnington) they've teamed up with the comedy festival to put on well a comedy show, 'Laughter After Dark'.
The MC, Harley Breen was hilarious and a great host, through le beau really does not approve of a 3yr old (his son) swearing and with that hilarious attitude.
Starting off we had Asher Treleaven, who claims to look like a Nazi which was amusing, some great stories were told. We love the reactions to scary people, and act of clubbing girls with their sky high heels and hunching as it's cold and they're against using the cloak room (which I can tell yo costs $). He was my favourite act of tonight.
Next we had Gillian Cosgriff with her many songs, all of which we enjoyed. Amos Gill with his story of why they call him "Shittzy" (he shat in a girl's bag - she was kinda a bitch) and the story of his visit as a 10yr old to the big orange in WA.
Finishing off was Fiona O’Loughlin, which Fernanado loved. She was hilarious too! Huge family, great stories of the crazy family in particular mother.
We had a great day + night, I haven't laughed so much in so long (life is just not that funny that many times in a month/s) my jaw actually hurts a bit. But it was totally worth it, 18+ only because of the jokes and language, next time around we must catch on earlier (tonight was the last day/session). I didn't pay for the tickets and we won them ( $35 full, $25 concession (+ transaction fee) but I'm telling you it is worth full price.
Oh something random, I met a guy I danced with during high school (which suprizes people when I say I did finish it here, as I moved here after middle school). I barely know/remember him but he's a friend of a friend (Toby) who was bffs with Fernando, who he also met today. Short dicussion, was the one who got away (see last wk Sunday's post/para) gay? He thinks no, even though he was the only guy not to dance with me.
So tired, was sick today but went on to work anyway (le beau was going to be there plus I was looking forwards to it). We sold a few brooches, 3 teddy bears and lots of flowers. I bought some and so did le beau & co, he bought a bunch for the classroom, and Helen bought almost trolley's worth to bring to the hospital with her (she's a surgeon).
As I wasn't feeling great (headache) le beau offered to buy me chocolates from koko/lindt as we were already surrounded by a field of daffodils. He's the one. :)
This year's teddy bears remind me of Hector, that outfit minus the 80s accessories.
Dave has a present for you!
Lychee Jelly that failed...
Home. I repunched all the holes for the papers in the folder from yesterday and skimmed it, oh wow she has covered everything in detail! There's only one thing I'd add atm, a list of cost-cutting/decreasing tips at the end of each topic. e.g. Outfits, buy diamontes from ebay.
Do you remember two+ weeks ago when I did the flower workshop? Those flowers look almost exactly the same O.o witchcraft! One rose got mouldy grew fur and died, but the rest are perfect still... How do they do that? Shall contact Tillda Flowers to find out! Update: she orders them only as she needs them. I conclude it is witchcraft!
Nicole Fendel Ring <3
What did you get up to on the weekend? Yes I do realize that's a Q for Mondays.
Tiffany & Mocha's Exploring Adventures @ Friday, August 29, 2014
Tuesday 19th August
Won tickets for a wedding workshop today, worth $450 (bride +1) weddings are great till you look at everything and see it as how much you spent on it. e.g. rose petals you're trotting on down the isle = shredded money.
I made a delicious lemonade - but more importantly it worked! Oh and I carried it all the way through and didn't abandon it. :) So the lemonade (I drunk like 1L incl. water) makes my gums ache - so don't drink too much! Also in there was 500g of sugar!
I don't know how it happened, I was holding it at the station and yet when I went to touch off it said declined! Today was an average day, we went to class, got test results (6.5/10!) not everyone passed, and went home. Oh and we may have stopped for a $2 snack of french fries and apple pie at McD... Spent 45mins waiting for the train, alternative services for the month on weekdays. :(
We made it to class! That's a huge diff to we made it through class though, to which I did not as 2/3 through I took a nap, yes at my desk.
In the afternoon I was going to do some shopping and then do lots of work. Productivity! Unfortunately that did not happen. Instead we went exploring. Yay! There's a park nearby that A. and I were going to go for a walk in (years ago) that never happened, so I never went there. Through today we decided to be spontaneous and explore the park to discover a duck pond! It looks like something from the city gardens, would be a fun place to do a photoshoot.
We also found two condom wrappers... it was a relatively secluded area where there's a med/low chance of being caught doing it. - No we shall not be doing it here. :P -
There were lots of ducks, two that were a couple one being your classic fairytale duck, white with a yellow beak. None of the others looked like that, they were all brown with a emerald green feather, you wild duck. There was even a stalk, super tall and white, though we couldn't get close for a picture.
Despite being in Carnegie I had already made dinner plans so sadly couldn't stop by Shyun, we haven't been there in a while as we're only in the city. Shall plan more adventures and check out places not in the city.
Dinner at Ali Baba, it was average. For $6 a good deal, but not something I'd buy or recommend. Too much filler and not enough meat.
Skip to Saturday night, well after midnight and Andy (my older brother) got me a ring from Mocha! The 'Alchemist Heart Ring' ($100) by Nicole Fendel. I'm not a ring person but I really like it. I have difficulties making decisions so my style can be hard to describe unless you separate my different personalities. But my beau defines my jewelry style as small beautiful delicate things like this ring. What's the occasion? Hmm... my ability and crazy determination and focus "eyes on the prize"?
Afternoon tea with Lily, as apologies for not being able to make it to a wedding workshop with me tomorrow. I supplied the lemonade and she the eclairs.
There was a sale on stockings, so naturally we may have bought 15 pairs...
And not on sale was some florist tape from a local seller/dealer (via ebay). Yes though flowers are magical and have lasted abnormally long. I'm absolutely amazed... It must be... witchcraft!
Exploring - Just Around The River Bend @ Thursday, August 28, 2014
We've been here for years and yet have never gone exploring until now...
Hi. I'm Charlie. Capricorn. ISFJ. An Events Planner. An American, San Franciscan in Melbourne.
This is a blog about food, events, desserts, hot chocolate & cupcakes, shopping, and the occasional beauty product review in between. A lifestyle blog by an American in Melbourne.
Want to contact me? For invites, restaurant reviews and product reviews contact us at the address below. Click here to email me. I'm always after new places to try!
All About Eggs
Projects Half Done
Adventures of Spending while Saving
Original Base Design
Base Editor - Erma97
Basecoder - detonatedlove
Original Header Design teacakehouse
Coding Assistance (IT)
Kitty_meow & Bala Kumaran
Any resemblance to real or fictitious names, identities, characters, persons, whether living or dead, settings, situations, or other information, is purely coincidental and unintentional.