Sunday, January 31, 2010

Randomness: teapot cake, dragon fruit & new crocs

I'm stuck on Christmas Island and got to spend my birthday with the Paros. Can't wait to head to Singapore on the 4th of February! Haven't been back since 2005! It's been too long. Here's a random post on random things :D.

This is my beautiful teapot cake from Utopia that Robbie bought for my pretend birthday on Monday 25th where I was spoiled with lots of presents from his family and him. Yay!

This is the inside of a dragon fruit which I have never tasted before until today. It is sooo pink, such a lovely colour and it tastes a bit like kiwi fruit!

This is my new pair of crocs 'Malindi' that I got for my birthday from CI Bunnings. Beautiful Aqua colour that matches my nail polish. And I'm wearing my gorgeous diamond ring from Robbie as well.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sleepy bunny

It's been terribly hot the last couple of days and my bunny just lies down all day. The poor thing is wearing a big white fur coat that it can't remove. I've placed an ice bottle to keep it cool, sometimes it lies next to it.

Snowflake lying down on a hot day.

Snowflake notices me taking a picture of him.

Snowflake ignores me and continues to sleep.

My new fascination

I have an obsession with headbands & flowers at the moment. There are just so many designs and they seem to be appearing in every female store! I went into forever new today and they had some really cute headbands but then again I love everything in that shop!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

My new cupcake stand!

My new cupcake stand from Phil! I've been looking for a cupcake stand after attending Fel's fabulous tea party, except the ones I've found at the shops look like crap and are silver or black. Anyway, I made some baby cakes with pink icing, sprinkled with some pink edible glitter. The stand actually holds 13 cupcakes except I've only made 12 but my sneaky photography skills took care of that problem.
Fairy dusted babycakes

Friday, January 15, 2010

New year's resolutions

It's halfway through the first month of the year so I thought what a great time to think of some new year's resolutions to reflect and resolve on. My list would probably look very similar to everyone else's list but I'm hoping to make these changes this year.I.e. stop being so lazy and start doing things I plan to do!! Here's some of my personal goals.

1. Fitness - last year my fitness program consisted of nothing - nil, nought, null, zilch - big fat ZERO! Hoping to join either a pilates or muay thai classes after my holidays (March onwards).

2. Keep track of my spendings - I've been keeping a money diary to see that little things do add up! I've also been making and taking lunch to work more often which is good for both my health and my wallet. Hopefully will continue to keep this up!

3. Learn to use my camera - my brother gave me a Canon 450D and hopefully I'll put it to use instead of having it sit around collecting beautiful dust particles.

4. Plan another trip - because I love travelling!

5. Relax more - and use my face masks and foot bath and just spend time doing nothing and contain my sanity in this hectic world.

6. Read more books - any good suggestions?

That's all I can think of for now, will add to it later!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

How to cut your man's hair

Today Rob bought a hair clipper set and I learnt how to cut hair from this youtube video: CLICK HERE

He usually gets a short haircut so that is what I tried to achieve! First time cutting hair, was quite nervous to start of with but it was fun in the end!




Saturday, January 02, 2010

Christmas in Bunbury


Christmas Pressies
Got to open presents early this year - 23rd of December to save us from bringing all the presents to Bunbury! We headed to Bunbury on the 24th and there's a new freeway that leads straight to Bunbury so it took around 2 hours.

Master Bedroom

Dining Room/Kitchen

Day 1:
We stayed in an apartment just off Ocean Drive and there's a nice view of the sea!View from apartment
It's just a 1 minute walk to Back Beach and it's gorgeous.

Day 2:
We started off the day by touring around the area and went to Tuart walk - which is a nature trail that only had trees, trees and more trees.
Later in the afternoon, we went to Koombana Bay to go try out our new snorkels because there aren't any waves there.
Koombana Bay
Day 3:
Boxing Day!
We actually spent the whole day at the shops!!! Boxing day sales! Bought a new pair of earrings. Swam at Koombana Bay again later in the day.

Day 4:
There is a small wildlife park near the Big Swamp in Bunbury that holds many birds and marsupials that you may feed and watch. We fed kangaroos, ducks, peacocks, swans, rabbits, emus, and the list goes on.

The Big Swamp
Bunny rabbits
CockatooFeeding the pretty bird
Beautiful Peacock Didn't get to see it fan its tail Mr Kangaroo Colourful parrots
After the wildlife park we headed to the Gem Stone Museum where a nice German man named Heinz told us about his adventures in collecting various stones and items from around the world. There was lots of sparkly gem stones as wells as insects, shells, vintage guns that was on display.

Next stop, we went to the Busselton jetty which is meant to be the longest wooden jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. It is 1841metres long!

In the afternoon, we broke tradition and swam at Back beach instead of Koombana Bay!

Day 5:
Day was planned out by Rob's sisters and first place we visited was the local chocolate factory called 'Taffys' which is a really small shop that sells chocolates and candies. We bought a few to try and got free salt water taffys to try.

After Taffy's we went to the lookout tower and it had a really nice view of the coast.

View of Lighthouse from the lookout tower
Lookout tower from afar
Lookout tower
View from the lookout tower

After the lookout tower we went to another jetty but this time in Bunbury and walked on it. Later in the afternoon, we swam at Koombana Bay.

Day 6:
Today was Rob & my day to plan out the programs for the day! Early in the morning we headed to the Dolphin Centre which is on Koombana Bay. It's not worth it, if you're heading to Bunbury, because the 'interactive zone' is just the beach area at the front which is like free access to the public. However the money does go towards some dolphin charity or research. We didn't see any dolphins - dissappointed. Apparently we missed them by ten minutes! Blehh.. they swim right up to the shore!

Next we went on a day trip to Dunsborough which is about an hours drive, bit less. We were going to the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse which we saw in a brochure. On the way to the lighthouse we stopped at the Dunsborough town for a quick toilet break and refreshments.

After the lighthouse we went to Ngilgi Cave which is one of the highlights of the trip! Ngilgi cave is located in Yallingup right next to Dunsborough. The cave was found in 1899 and is about 45 metres deep!

Ngilgi cave

After the cave we explored Yallingup which is a pretty little place with a nice reef and big houses.
Yallingup trees
Yallingup reefYallingup Houses

From Yallingup we drove down to Margaret river and visted the Chocolate factory. Grabbed a few handfuls of chocolate samples and went to the liqueur place (forgot the name of it). For $2 you could try three liqueurs and one pre-mixed drinks. Didn't really like any of the ones I tried though unfortunately. By 4'oclock we were starving because I forgot to include lunch into our day programme! We had Chooks for lunch and drove to see the coast and the 'margaret river'.

Day 7:
We were worn out by all the activities we squished into a week. We went to the beach in front of dolphin centre and tried our luck at seeing the dolphins and failed miserably. Lounged around all day and swam at Koombana bay later in the day. At night we cleaned and packed up to got ready to head back to Perth!