Happy Friday

Happy Friday

Some more photos from GOMA a while back of Indigenous Australian Art and a Japanese exhibition of art after 1989.

David Lynch: Between Two Worlds @ QAGOMA

David Lynch: Between Two Worlds @ QAGOMA

Being young in the 90s and a film buff, I’m a massive David Lynch fan and have watched most of his movies (including Eraserhead which I saw at the Old Dendy back in the day when it was a cool, studenty cinema which you had to walk up a dark, unpopulated street to get to, and[read more…]

Australia Day golden syrup scones with golden syrup butter

Australia Day golden syrup scones with golden syrup butter

Golden syrup is my favourite syrup out of all the syrups.  I mean I love maple syrup, treacle and honey and I know they’re probably way healthier (I don’t even really know how golden syrup is made!) but golden syrup is so thick and luscious with a sweet flavour which is difficult to explain, it actually tastes[read more…]

Australian TV to watch out for in 2015

Australian TV to watch out for in 2015

So, here are some intriguing Australian shows to keep an eye out for this year: The Secret River (ABC); A TV adaptation of Kate Grenville’s novel, this 2 part dramatic miniseries follows the story of a convict and his wife who are sent to the penal colony of NSW in the 1800s.  The ugly conflict stemming[read more…]

Byron Bay Cookie Company giveaway update

Byron Bay Cookie Company giveaway update

The Byron Bay Cookie Company giveaway has now closed and out of 171 entries (156 post entries + 15 email entries), the winner has been selected by random and contacted.  Congratulations Merryl from New South Wales! Thank you to everyone who entered and for such creative answers.  

I’ll ride with you

I’ll ride with you

I love this – what a beautiful sentiment. Here’s hoping for a resolution soon for those folks at Martin Place. Update 16.12.14: my thoughts are with those hostages who died and were injured today, what a sad day for Australia.

Movie trailers

Movie trailers

Some movie trailers which look interesting if you feel like having a gander!   (Top image is a scan from an old postcard; trailers are official movie trailers from YouTube)

Byron Bay Cookie Company gourmet cookie hamper giveaway (CLOSED)

Byron Bay Cookie Company gourmet cookie hamper giveaway (CLOSED)

Woop!  This is an awesome giveaway you guys. Byron Bay Cookie Company make the most wonderful gourmet cookies which I’ve been buying for years and house three brands; Byron Bay Cookies, Falwasser Crispbreads and Luken & May Biscuits.  They are an Australian company situated in Byron Bay who produce and sell a huge variety of these award winning cookies; they also[read more…]

The Babadook (movie review)

The Babadook (movie review)

Remember being frightened as a kid of monsters under the bed or the boogeyman? Well The Babadook is so much scarier than that! Brilliantly executed in a stark, genuinely creepy way, this old-school psychological horror movie about a widow and her difficult relationship with her troubled son reminded me of Tim Burton, the Exorcist and the Haunting (1963) all at once, but in[read more…]

What’s new @ Lush

What’s new @ Lush

I love me some Lush so here are a few of my favourite things in the store currently;     Some pretty Christmas presents for a special person maybe?

Saying goodbye to At the Movies

Saying goodbye to At the Movies

As most Australians know by now, At the Movies is ending on 9th December (for ever!  Can’t believe it).  As an enthusiastic movie buff, I’m actually really gloomy about this (not to mention the hammering ABC is copping re: funding cuts!).  I’ve been watching Margaret and David and their friendly banter, disagreements and movie prowess for[read more…]

Oh Deer vintage boutique

Oh Deer vintage boutique

How sweet are these dresses!  So nice and flirty for our impending spring I think, with some adorable shades to go with. Spotted via Daydream Lily and more can be seen online at their vintage boutique store; they are true vintage though, so there’s only one of each.  Click on the images to get to the original source/page.[read more…]

Bowies Flat Wetland, Coorparoo

Bowies Flat Wetland, Coorparoo

This man-made wetland down the road from us is a lovely little calm hideaway right in the middle of our suburb.  With friendly quacking ducks, birds, butterflies and greenery and featuring a boardwalk, I love wondering down there, taking photos and just sitting in the sun.  If anyone lives near me, it’s a sweet little place! [read more…]

ANZAC Girls (ABC series)

ANZAC Girls (ABC series)

I’m really enjoying the new ABC historical drama series ANZAC Girls, based on true stories from war nurses’ experiences at Gallipoli and depicting a group of Australian and New Zealand nurses in WWI, their war work and personal lives.  As an ex-registered nurse I still love watching anything nurse related and this is so out of the realm of my reality it’s[read more…]

Happy Friday

Happy Friday

Haha!  This made me laugh when I saw it on Orange is the New Black the other day. Happy Friday all. Image via Video from

Carlotta (ABC telemovie)

Carlotta (ABC telemovie)

I’m really looking forward to watching Carlotta this Thursday.  The ABC TV movie spans the early formative and difficult years of Les Girls Cabaret female impersonator, then transgender pioneer Carlotta through the socially turbulent 1960s and 70s in Kings Cross, Sydney.  The role of Carlotta is played by Jessica Marais of Love Child (another great TV production this year!).  Carlotta is[read more…]

Lazybones (Australian made)

Lazybones (Australian made)

I just love this store based in northern NSW I’ve recently discovered, which features carefully chosen pieces such as wallpaper, cosy throws, cushions and bed linen as well as gorgeous 1940s/50s inspired women’s wear.  The thing I love about small business owners such as this one (and Etsy comes to mind), is the attention to detail; the friendly[read more…]

So this is Australia

So this is Australia

Yikes.  It’s times like these I’d like to move to another country (or the Mars mission, is that still happening?  Sign me up!) .. Tony Abbott – Last Week Tonight by Syd07

Bedding by Lazybones

Bedding by Lazybones

Here are some lovely vintage style sheets and a throw blanket I purchased recently.  The rosebank sheets and the aran hand knitted throw are both by design label Lazybones, who are based in the Byron Bay hinterland.  Also, you know when you buy a sheet set and sometimes the fitted lower sheet or pillow cases are too small?  These were a[read more…]

Etsy favourites

Etsy favourites

Some very nice things in my Etsy favourites (a few from one of my new favourite stores: Found By Her, a vintage store in Brisbane for a change).  See my list for the owners of the images/stores. Update: as you can see in the comments section, Jay from Found By Her has very generously offered readers 10% off any purchase[read more…]

Puberty Blues s2 catch up

Puberty Blues s2 catch up

I love this coming-of-age show so much.  It resonates with me, growing up in northern NSW in the 80s, but is also cleverly and beautifully written, acted and filmed (some scenes genuinely hit so close to home, I feel the writers are in my head somehow).  It also has that weirdly Australian quality of making you laugh, cry[read more…]

Chocolate Moments (Brisbane)

Chocolate Moments (Brisbane)

Well we all have those don’t we? I received a lovely surprise for Easter recently; some gorgeous, handmade chocolates from Chocolate Moments, our only Belgian chocolatier in Brisbane.  Featuring flavoured truffles, fudge and the best salted caramel chocolate I’ve ever eaten, this chocolate paradise, owned by Gerrard Gosens, boasts 2 stores in our city as well[read more…]

Easter baking: no bake Caramel Tim Tam cheesecake with toffee

Easter baking: no bake Caramel Tim Tam cheesecake with toffee

Tim Tams.  Are they available in lots of other countries other than Australia?  You’re missing out if they’re not!  Tim Tams have gotten me through many a break-up and Swotvac week in my teens and 20s and I’ll always be fond of them.  There are all sorts of fancy flavours these days but my favourite is the[read more…]

These boots are made for walkin’

These boots are made for walkin’

I saw a cover of this on Love Child last night and wanted to listen to the original. Brilliant. Image of album cover, Nancy Sinatra via: CD and LP Video belongs to: weissebrauen

Australian made – Aussie Farmers Direct

Australian made – Aussie Farmers Direct

My gran used to have milk delivered, in glass bottles left at the back door early in the morning (I’m not a hundred years old truly, this was back in the 90s).  Anyway, I loved collecting them for her and used to wave to the milk lady as she drove off in her little van,[read more…]

Australian made – Organic Road

Australian made – Organic Road

I’ve been buying from Organic Road, an online company based in Rosebank, northern NSW (down the road from where I grew up incidentally), for a couple of years now. I really like this company; they have quite speedy customer service (although I don’t recommend using Fastway Couriers when choosing the delivery method FYI), offer all number of delicious, healthy[read more…]

Style Milk Lilya Cosmic Dress

Style Milk Lilya Cosmic Dress

I really want this Boho shift dress from Style Milk but can’t justify it (also, not sure about the sizes as they seem a bit small and I’d hate to order it and not fit into it).  It’s so beautiful though! Image belongs to: Style Milk