An elegant tea

I was about to say that you have no idea how much fun I had setting this up; but those of you that know me will have a pretty good idea actually! (I marinated cucumber!!!)

Let’s see, it was; an excuse to show off all my pretty lacey things,


Elegant Tableware

My beautiful china and furniture,


Garden Set-up

Then there was the food!



Everything seemed to go down really well, and everyone was very impressed! Now I can’t wait to do it all again!



Then there was fish

Himself and I hosted a small soiree of familial proportions recently. We were aiming for relaxed gathering that was a little different to what we normally do. I think we achieved our goal admirably!

We began by heading down the road to the Sydney Fish Markets, where, as the name suggests, you can buy fish.


Fish Markets - Fish
Fish Markets – Fish

Did I mention fish?


Fish Markets - Fillets
Fish Markets – Fillets

And marine life?


Fish Markets- Oysters
Fish Markets- Oysters

And fillets! (of fish)


Fish Markets- Fillets
Fish Markets- Fillets

And marine life!


Fish Markets - Prawns
Fish Markets – Prawns

But there’s so much more to the Fish Markets! On any visit you can buy everything you need for a large party, or small gathering. From the wine,


Fish Markets - Wine Shop
Fish Markets – Wine Shop

To the deli selection of cheeses, cured meats, and sauces.


Fish Markets- Deli
Fish Markets- Deli

If you’re inclined towards a romantic encounter, you can also purchase a good start on the way to any woman’s heart; flowers


Fish Markets - Flower Shop
Fish Markets – Flower Shop

Followed by a mountain of chocolate!


Fish Markets- Deli Chocolate
Fish Markets- Deli Chocolate

Fill in

(This is a fill in post from back on the 23rd Dec 2008. Back to normal scheduled blogging shortly.)

Did I ever tell you how much I love Adventures? *grins*

On the weekend, we went on a mini adventure that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. We went on a Bear Hunt.

Now, I know what you’re thinking; Bears? In the Mountains? Who’d have thought?

But they are there! They exist! And we shot them.

Proof you say?

They were trying to escape! But we got them! WE WON!

Damn I love our life! *grins*

In which we go shopping with purpose

This weekend Spring finally felt like it had loosened the stranglehold of Winter. With the sun shining, and the earth feeling like it was waking up from a long night’s sleep, I felt the urge to spring clean the house, and prepare for party season!



So instead of clearing and cleaning, we began backwards and went to the local nursery!



Look at all the beautiful plants!!!





So much potential!



Oh, and of course we’ll definitely need a water feature.

With a crocodile.



Next week, the hard yards of clearing space for the new acquisitions!