A Firey Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve in my family is pretty low-key and I love it. We sit together on the couch, drink in hand, and watch the carols on TV. Delicious food is a given too. This year I think we’ll spice things up from the usual glass of wine. I’m sure Santa would appreciate it if we…

A Very Melbourne Barbeque

What do you do when your Kiwi friend is having a birthday? For the lovely Laura, we decided on a Melbourne-style barbeque by the Yarra, with a little hint of home added (some Monteith’s beer, of course). You know you live in a pretty amazing place when you can gather with your friends by the…

Cheers to 2018!

With Christmas celebrations finished for another year, I’ve been sleeping and reading my way through that weird little period between Christmas and New Years. The Christmas leftovers are dwindling, but somehow a family of 5 are still scraping together enough ham for sandwiches every day. With New Years Eve not too far away at all,…

It’s that thyme of year again – Spring Racing!

Its coming to that time of year again when all the spray tan appointments in town are fully booked and extra bandaids are hidden in purses for emergencies. Its Spring Racing time! We’re just starting to get a taste of sunshine and warm days and as I rush around town trying to find a fascinator…

Drinking > Snowboarding. The perfect recovery drink.

This post was inspired by a lack of snowboarding skills and the fact that drinking is much easier to do than boarding. I recently spent the weekend up at Mount Hotham to continue to develop my snowboarding skills in time for the Winter Olympics. I’ve been snowboarding a handful of times before and somehow, every…