I hope you’re all having a lovely day wherever you are.
If you’re an Australian resident and interested in entering a giveaway for an epic $500 hamper of Harris Coffee Gourmet products (and honestly, why wouldn’t you?!), head on over to A Rhubarb Rhapsody; the winner will be notified and announced on Monday 23rd June.
(I’m not involved in the giveaway, I just wanted to share.)
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 said to have inspired the very funny and awesome 90s movie Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (FYI the soundtrack to this movie is epic, a few years later it became a staple soundtrack to our sharehouse living room dancing on many a party night).
I also fondly remember my parents talking about seeing Les Girls a few times in the Cross in their 1970s partying days, they loved it.
I love scrambled eggs on their own but in a wrap they’re even more awesome, like these spicy, flavourful, Mediterranean inspired egg wraps; they’re perfect for a Sunday brunch when you have people over. And if you’re not keen on chorizo, you can always leave it out and add sliced vegetarian sausage with a few chilli flakes instead.
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 personal customer service, the packaging, the little hand-written thank-you cards sent after you’ve purchased something and the beautiful photography on their sites which don’t look like stock photos taken in a studio.
So I purchased 2 sets of vintage inspired pillow cases from Lazybones recently; colourful pillowcases are an economical and easy way to brighten up white bed linen, which I love for it’s freshness, however it does need a little something to break up the monotony.
Their packaging just kills me, it’s so beautiful (it’s literally brown paper packages tied up with string, how classy is that?). Receiving this in the mail yesterday was a real treat. And check out my sweet new pillowcases! I really recommend this store for it’s lovely products and great customer service.
Click on the first 5 images for more information about the products.
Top 5 images belong to: Lazybones
awww Rik Mayall
♥ The Young Ones, Blackadder & Drop Dead Fred
Image from: TV Series The Young Ones, UK, 1982-1984 via Caught in the Carousel
Despite autumn starting months ago, up until last week I was wearing shorts and t-shirts, my allergies were playing up and my herbs were flourishing with unseasonal warm weather. Here are some pics I took this past weekend around our neighbourhood to show how spring like everything still looks. The cute house across the street has some lovely trees and shrubs I covet, I’m sure my neighbours wonder why I’m always lurking around taking photos of their plants but I’m sick of taking photos of ours!
I suppose this would be called a coffee cake in the US; I love that name actually, coffee cake always brings to mind sunny, friendly mornings with friends. In this case, it’s a morning tea cake, rustic, plump and soft, perfect to freeze if you prefer, to take to work buttered for morning breaks or to have at home when you feel like it.
Despite the raspberries (I used frozen), this is more of a warm, cosy, cool weather inspired treat with spices, brown sugar, walnuts, oats and a crumbly topping. Sliced warm out of the oven, it’s at it’s very best.
So Australia’s lost another rock icon; on Wednesday The Angels frontman Doc Neeson died from a brain tumour at 67. Losing Chrissy Amphlett last year and Doc this year is really too much …. rest in peace Doc, you legend.
In honour of The Angels and our current federal budget, this awesome cover: