Monday, 29 June 2015

FOOD: Dock Kitchen London


Hello all, welcome back!
Today I have a throwback post for you - to about a year ago. This is a food post of the restaurant Dock Kitchen in London which I went to with my parents when I was over there visiting my bestie.
Located in West London, this restaurant is situated in the nicest setting with beautiful glass panels of an old Wharf Building and a canal just out the front. Stevie Parle is the head chef here and my parents knew about this place due to a TV show they had watched called Spice Trip.
They are really inventive with their meals and offer seasonal dishes with a set menu that gets changed often. We went with the set menu that was summer themed. I would recommend going with whatever the set menu happens to be the night you go - its a fun way to experience food you may not have had before!  

Entre was fresh bread that was still warm ... mmm

Seriously how gorgeous is my Mumma! 

Pappa Bear and I 

First course was a soup - this was crab and spinach 

Main was steak with potatoes, asparagus, brussel sprouts and some beans - the flavours were so good

Dessert was this really fresh vanilla ice-cream with a jelly that had flowers through it! 

Shoes: ASOS - LINK!
Tights: Lorna Jane - LINK!
Bag: Etsy - LINK!
Coat: Zara
I really enjoyed this evening out and getting to experience a meal that was a set menu; something that I don't generally lean towards when dining out.
If your in London I would defiantly recommend you give this place a try and if your visiting pop it on your list! You can view their website HERE

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Brisbane Farmers Markets

Hello and welcome back! YAY to another post (pats self on back for getting back into it!).
Today I wanted to share with you one of my favourite activities to do in Brisbane that I've discovered so far ... Farmers Markets.
Yep I know that Farmers Markets are everywhere but they really seem to be a 'thing' up here, almost every suburb / area has their own, some are huge some are tiny, some are so popular and some not many people have heard of, some have fruit and veg and some have food, music, clothes etc. One of my fav things to do is get up Saturday or Sunday morning and go explore a market, and in doing so I think we've found a pretty dang good one that is right near our new home, the Carseldine Markets.

Phone case love - TIU representing! LINK HERE! 

These markets are open on Saturdays 6am - 12pm and are in the prettiest setting! It use to be a school but they converted into government offices. 

The thing I love about these markets is that they offer so many things but they are not huge and overwhelming. They have a fresh fruit and vegetable section, a section full of vans with all different types of food and dinks, live music with a different style each week, and section for craft, clothing, jewellery, plants and more.  

The newest edition is a petting zoo, too cute. 

A very fun thing about these markets too is the signs that are everywhere - they are hilarious, cute and useful - I love it! 

Health nuts dream - markets that sell kombucha! Ahhh. They even offer 0.50c back for each bottle you return so you can take money off the next lot you buy he he he. 

Some of the seating area near the food

This stall excites me immensely every week - they do the BEST fresh juices and smoothies. 

Chris is a rather big fan of the German hotdogs - they are huge! I didn't catch him in time, he gobbled it down so quickly!

Happiness - sunshine, maxi's and fresh juice (with sliced fruit on top!)
Here is the LINK to the markets website in case your keen to check it out yourself.
Let me know if you go to any markets and any you think we should check out!


Monday, 15 June 2015


Oh .... hello there. Gulp! 
So it's been quite awhile since you have seen this blog pop up isn't it!! Golly gosh I sort of completely totally didn't touch or look at my blog for MONTHS.
I haven't blogged in 2015 yet
This is my first post of the year and were halfway through it! Yikes.
So I've been gone for awhile. This blog has always been first and foremost a life recorder for me. Which I love, which I miss! Life got super full on, super fast and a lot happened and thus the recording of the happenings stopped.
However! When I am old and grey I want to remember the life happenings and how I felt and what I thought at the time. Memories are amazing things that we have stored in our heads but there are so many moments and feelings to a day I don't want to forget. I want to be able to come back here and read a post from years ago and instantly be pulled back into that moment and recall how I felt on that day.
Hence the blog. Lol. Ok enough.

Ok so the last post I did was in December last year. Since then I have moved cities, moved house, changed jobs and started studying for my masters! Phew. It was a lot, all at once.
So I'm going to share with you some pictures from my phone of what's been going on the past....erumm 5 months!!!

Flying up to Brisbane to search for a new home

Outside the front of my new work!

Spot the excited person lol

All set in the car to drive 14+ hours (with the help of some fury friends of course)

The crazy rain that happens up in the tropics! (and the view from my desk - say what?!)

The city is SO pretty!

One of my favourite times in the day is exiting the train station to walk to work - the city is just so bright and awake

Brisbane has a Starbucks - bliss

Our new home is in a complex with a pool.... I mean ....

This is a new running spot I found - Sandgate - such a beautiful place to go running 

Bribie Island - a 40min drive from Brisbane and so pretty! - ill do a full post on this spot soon!

My new favourite thing to do - be upside down wherever I go

This is a storm day at 8am - scary!

Sunrise from my bedroom window

Lunchtime down along the river 

Moving cities required us to have my car full, my parents car full, Chris's car full, a hire van full (like to top to bottom scary full) and a trailer attached to the hire van - phew!!!! 

First coffee on the balcony on the first morning in the new place

I am obsessed with the view from my work - its different every day and i never get sick of it! 

Friday means champagne

Teeny tiny pineapple from the farmers market for $1! (Post to come on that soon too!)

Down at Sandgate 

This is a wall at a yoga studio in the city - Stretch Yoga 

Hehe I get visitors every few days 

This is a snap from the Eat Street Markets - another amazing spot i'll blog about. Its essentially a night food market but each food stall is a storage crate thing - very cool and amazing variety of food. 

Chris's new favourite past time that i don't mind either - fishing! 

This was early one morning on my way to a breakfast talk for work down in Southbank 

Bribe Island Sunsets 

And there we have it - just a few shots from the past few months that i pulled from my phone. 
I am so excited to get back into blogging again -  here is a short list of things I want to blog about:

* I want to share all the new places in Brisbane that were finding
 * Tips on moving
* Studying my Masters - what i'm doing and how I manage with full time work, life etc
* Workout routine and fitness update
* Food posts 
* Yoga 
* Life posts - motivation, negativity, tough situations, gratitude 
* Beauty & fashion


Let me know if there is anything in particular you'd be keen to hear about 
Type soon!