Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stamp It - Australia

I was surfing on ebay for some rubber stamps to make some handmade cards and I discovered the Stamp It -Eden 2009 Set and to my surprise, the shop is available in PERTH!!! So happy!! Also, it's in Victoria Park, so it's a 15 minute drive, not in woop woop land! You can also buy them online.

Here are some of my favourites, although there are soo many pretty ones, I couldn't show them all: Click here to see more.

Butterfly Swirl

Leaf Swirl

Foliage Flurry

Wise Owl

Wholesale Warehouse
276 Albany Highway

Victoria Park

Western Australia 6100

Retail Store


256 Albany Highway

Victoria Park

Western Australia 6100

Monday, April 27, 2009

Let's go shoppping!

My mummy came to P-town so that means Shoppppinngg!!! I bought a new pair of silver flats and a superman hoody and a mickey top. They're all metallic! The shoes are from Rubi and the clothes are from Jay Jays!!
Superman Hoodie
Mickey Mouse top

Saturday, April 25, 2009

A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose

-Gertrude Stein
I love the colours of this rose!!
Vase from Ikea 0.95cents!

My red rose bush has grown doubly in size since I last blogged about it. The rose is as big as my face!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

All that glitters...

I'm so in love with my new Swarovski earrings from Felby!! Thanks babe!!! This Garland pierced ear rings are part of the new Spring/Summer '09 collection called "Super Nature"!!
There's a Swarovski store located at the shopping mall of my work place and I really like Erika & Elvis which are also part of the "Super Nature" collection. It's a little childish but very cute!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Greens&Co, Leederville

123 Oxford St, Leederville

This place is located along the popular strip of Leederville. It has the most wonderful cake selections available and is open until late.

The cafe wall is covered in posters and the ceiling is filled with white lanterns lighting up the area. There are some tables located outside near the open air while couches and sofas are available inside for a comfy night out. It is the most inviting cafe where you can play a game of connect four or backgammon while enjoying a selection of hot drinks.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

4 day Sydney trip

My very belated blog entry on my trip to Sydney (18-22 Feb ‘09). Last minute decision to head to Sydney as the tickets were only $120 return!! I made a booking at Baysview Boulevard which is a 4 star hotel in the Sydney CBD so it’s pretty much close to everything. The Town Hall monorail station was just down the road.

Day 1

Robbie came to pick me up at the airport with his friends and the first place we went: Bondi Beach! Yess! Ticked off the list of places to go in Sydney! After watching the Bondi Rescue shows, I have to say, it is a whole lot smaller than I imagined it to be, it was quite pretty and when we arrived there wasn’t many people which is great because I don’t like crowded beaches. For Lunch we went to a shopping centre and there was like THREE Westfields all in a row, damn Perth and its small shopping malls. After lunch, Rob’s friends dropped us off at our hotel to settle in. Our room got upgraded from a Deluxe to an Emerald because they ran out of rooms or something which was fabulous!! There was a restaurant upstairs and a gym and a sauna, wish it had a pool or a spa!

In the afternoon, we decided to go exploring, grabbing a map from the front reception, we walked to Darling Harbour which was like a 15-20 minute walk. We had dinner there and oh our hotel is near Kingscross and it was too early and we only saw the one prostitute and she was fat and ugly, should’ve gone later at night and checked them out.

Day 2

We woke up early in the morning to go to Sydney’s famous fish markets!!! This was not on my list of places to go but Robbie’s friends were going there, so we thought we might as well meet up with them. It didn’t really appeal to me, because I didn’t plan on buying any seafood but I did get some blueberries from the fruit&veg shop that was really delicious and sweet! We got a 3 day monorail+tram pass which basically goes around the city even though it’s walking distance but we just didn’t have all that much time. Paddy’s market! Canningvale market is nothing compared to Paddy’s and above Paddy’s there’s like floors and floors of shopping. Across paddy’s was Chinatown and we decided to have lunch at some random restaurant and we were unlucky enough to pick one where our food wasn’t cooked properly :<. We left the restaurant disgusted.

The Opera house and the Harbour Bridge was a must! I didn’t care too much about going in it or on it, I just wanted to take pictures of it! I also wanted to look for a charm for my ‘round the world bracelet. So far I have an Eiffel tower and the Arc de triumphe from Paris, Stonehenge & the Double decker bus from London, a crab, seashell and turtle from Christmas Island. And now the harbour bridge!! From Sydney.

We also went to the Centrepoint tower, there’s a rotating restaurant upstairs but we didn’t end up going to eat there and we went to the Aquarium instead, The Sydney Aquarium was a big disappointment. Why? Because they advertised a glass-bottom boat ride and touch pools which were closed!! But I suppose the famous dugongs were alright. Here’s a video.

For dinner, we decided to try the restaurant above our hotel. Food wasn’t all that great and I decided to have an Apple Martini and it tasted like pure vodka diluted with water. I could not smell the apple flavour so Rob finished it off for me and when he went to the toilet, this waiter comes up to me and goes, boy you must have liked the apple martini!! I was like, no not really, it was too strong, to be honest. And he goes ‘so strong that you finished it off in 5 seconds?” haha..”No, my boyfriend finished it”

Day 3

Paddy’s Market located in Flemington is like hugee! I love markets! Bought all sorts of useless cheap things. After we finished shopping, we went to Rob’s family friends’ place and they took us to a restaurant at some yacht club and the food there was delicious! I had the fish of the day, I can’t remember what fish it was, but it was really good. The family is Polish and I learnt how to say how are you? and I am fine. In polish it’s “Jak się masz?” which sounded to me like “Vash she mash” and “dobrze” which sounded to me like “dobsha” although I could be completely wrong! After dinner we headed towards Chinatown because Yueh Lai told us that there was market night at Chinatown on Fridays! Except we went a bit late it was almost 11 and everyone was packing up but there were satays, asian food and all those toys from China. Later that night, Rob’s friend came to stay with us from Canberra.

Day 4

I caught a cold on the last day!! Arghh! Today we went to Central, and bought Krispy Kremes to take back to Perth. There were a few shops down that area but I prefer shopping centres. We went to Queen Victoria which is where all the posh shopping was like Oroton, Mimco, Bally and Coach. Also went to Gallery Victoria which was under the Town Hall monorail station. I was on the phone with Yueh Lai last night and she was telling me about a place called “Pancake on the Rocks” and coincidentally there is a place called “The Rocks” and the three of us was walking around trying to look for this pancake place because it’s meant to have lots of delicious dessert pancakes. What I didn’t know was, it was located in Darling Harbour and not The Rocks!! We ended up at some café that had dessert pancakes and it was yummy because we were starving looking for this place that didn’t exist! I spent the rest of the day resting in the hotel room, watching the plasma tv while Rob and Phil went out to do their own things. They went to a pool nearby and they bought me a sandwich and some satays that were really nice!

The next day Phil dropped us off at the airport and we flew back to Perth! It was such a fantastic trip, I want to go again!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Our easter long weekend comes to an end

Boo.. some more pictures before it's back to work tomorrow!
My big fat Hillier easter egg! Om nom nom!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Hoppy Easter

Happy early Easter everyone. We couldn't wait til' Sunday to celebrate easter so we all got our easter eggs early :). I got some crunchie. timeout and milk choc easter eggs from Robbie's paro's.

These bunnies were from work, I got the pink girly one and Robbie got the 'manly' chocolate bunny!

Meet the easter bunny!!! Snowflake! More chocolate for the occasion!!

Robbie makes dinner!

Today Robbie made dinner for his family and I. Chicken Snitzel and Mash potatoes were on the menu! I decided to take photos after Rob had already started so here's the recipe!

First we have the meat (there was more!). You have two hands, one is allocated as the 'wet' hand and the other as the 'dry' hand. This is so it doesn't get clumpy. Use your 'wet' hand to pick up the chicken piece and place it in the flour.

Using your 'dry' hand roll it around in the flour and drop into the beaten eggs.
Changing over to your 'wet' hand, flip it around in the eggs and place it into the bread crumbs.
Again with your 'dry' hand, turn it around in the bread crumbs until its all covered and ta daaa.
Bread crumbed chicken!
Fry em' and make mash.

I made the mash potatoes! Dinner was deliciouss :)

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Making Easter cards

Card no. 1, Bunny in a basket! Inside is quite plain, reads: Wishing you a basketful of good wishes for this easter!Card 2, Bunny gone egg hunting! I've decorated the egg with sequins and ribbons, nothing special but I like the inside better! The writing is crappy..
Ta daa! Inside the card! :)
Close up of bunny and easter egg before the writing was inserted.

Messing around with colour accent on my camera

Me in my blue robe, in my very messy bathroom
I really like this picture but I wish the shadow wasn't there. This is one of snowflake's toys.
My lucky bamboo with some cocktail umbrellas.
Messing around with the colours, toothbrushes... blue