Sunday, September 16, 2012

Communal Herbs

If you live around North Bondi then look out for my newly planted communal herb garden. Keep your eyes on the look out for green stickers showing when each is ready to be picked (which I'm guessing won't be for at least another month.) Being my first attempt at anything like this made me keep it simple, so at the moment you will only find basics - but more are on their way once I get a grip on it.

Mint, parsley & coriander
Chives, rocket, oregano & rosemary


I found these babies at Gardens R Us in Kingsford. Not knowing the first thing about soil, fertiliser, which herbs to grow where and just general gardening made me a little nervy, but the staff practically held my hand and led me through it. Awesome!

I can't take all the credit for this cute edible garden - Zoe helped with the shovelling of soil, worm catching (none were harmed and were released back into their home) and removal of herbs from containers. JJ was project manager helping with positioning of the herbs, Taj was there for moral support and of course John, my next door neighbour who set up the little area and got rid of all the weeds.

Thanks guys! Here's to happy healthy herb eating!



Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Border


               " Want to catch some gnarly waves?" 

Then grab your board and head to the NSW/QLD border! Whether you’re a beginner or a pro it doesn’t get better than D-Bar. 
After your session in the green room, head up the hill to Point Danger for fish ‘n’ chips and a milkshake on the grass whilst you take in the view. So - wax up your boards and we’ll see you out there!

Put your right leg in NSW and your left leg in QLD while standing on the border. Don’t worry you won't split into two. 

Wild bush turkeys roam the grounds. Careful they don’t gobble up your fish 'n' chips.

Keep your eyes open for beautiful water dragons (lizards) they love lounging in the sun.
If surfings not your thing, hire a bike and cruise along the boardwalk or maybe just soak up some rays on the beach.
Snapper Rocks is just on the other side of the headlands - famous for the Rip Curl Pro contest! 
Surfboards and umbrellas can be hired at the beach.
D-bar Cafe and Bar serves food all day - be sure to grab a  famous milkshake!

Friday, March 23, 2012


Last weekend I headed down to the North Bondi rocks to take some shots of the famous rope climbers! It was the perfect setting for these insanely fit, muscular and friendly guys!
The group have been climbing together for 15 years and smash out over 20 climbs per sessions. Crazy! I  seriously could see muscles popping out of these guys bodies that I didn't even know existed. 

You will find them every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 12:45pm in all their climbing glory - and if you're feeling inspired to give it a go (I was- but chickened out!) you can join the group. Just go up and have a chat to them and they will fill you in with the process!
So- I highly recommend heading down to North Bondi rocks with a little picnic and having a squiz if your free on the next sunny weekend. 


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bun in the oven

During my lunch break today I went with my sister to check out the little one growing in her tummy! She is 12 weeks preggas with her second bubba. Congrats JJ! 
The technology they use to scan is amazing - I could clearly see the shape of a tiny person that was only 5cm long, while the lady pointed out that its bladder was full and was probably busting to do a wee!  Very cute.

I'm going to try and get a pic every week from now on so we can watch her baby bump grow.
Stay tuned. 

Monday, October 31, 2011


Apple lanterns instead of pumpkins - What do you think? I'm very impressed with our handy work! Hope you all got a spook this year. 

Happy Halloween

Friday, October 28, 2011

In & Out

Looking pasty and white in our beach attire, Jeff and I headed down for our first official swim (more like jump in jump out) of the season. The weather was warm but the water was 18 degrees. We both struggled to go all the way under. Worth it though!! 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sunny Saturday

Weekend - I love you. The sun was out in all its glory - I got a little pink on my arms (whoops).  Summer is well and truly on its way, it's sunshine from here on in!
Umbrella time

Hanging out at Tama
Apparently Leo Dicaprio was on the beach - I couldn't spot him....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Noodle Markets

 Hyde Park has been transformed into an asian food stall market area (Night Noodle Markets). JJ, Zoe and I got there early this evening, and managed to get a table with out too much hassle. We sipped at a bottle of vino, gobbled up a couple of delicious dishes, ran into a few random people that we knew and soaked up the sydney/asian atmosphere. 
 This guy is getting a serving of caramelised pork on rice with salad ready for us to eat. Yum!
 It's on every year - so if you missed it this time you gotta wait another 12mths!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Check out my new set of wheels from Bondi Bike Bar! Pretty cruisy hey? It was a belated b'day gift from my dad (Thanks Dad). Don't let the cool layed back style fool u, this thing has 8 gears so it can handle steep hills, zippy city streets or the chilled beach boardwalk. It's my third day of riding it too and fro from work and it's actually a lot faster then catching the bus. There is one monster of a hill that kills me - give it a week or 2 to build some muscle and I think I'll be all over it! Hopefully I won't fall off or run over anyone during my bike adventures - probably will at some point. ekkk.

Everyone should get a bike for the summer - feels so good to get out and about!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Gyoza Night

We all get so excited when Naoko announces that she is having a gyoza night. She has the technique down i've ever had. (will steal recipe and post later)
There is always a good bunch attending - lots of wine is drank, girls talk girly stuff and boys talk boring boy stuff in the dungeon.  Lots of fun is had by all!

Thanks Naoko - Can't wait for the next chow down.