Friday, July 29, 2011

Study snack.

This is how I study. I have a bit of a draft due Monday and I feel like I'm falling behind. So this is what I'll be doing all weekend. Hoorah!

Tiny Teddies, Nerd Rope, Nerds (wild cheery and watermelon flavour!), milk & cookies Milky Bar and peanut butter Twix.

On nom nom nom. I'll let you know how the peanut butter Twix goes!

I'm thinking I'd like to organise a small giveaway on my blog. Would a sugary collection such as the above be in demand? I'm just not quiet sure what to giveaway, see. hehehehe!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


It's as I sit here, procrastinating away, munching on candy hearts (actually, I won't lie, they've been gone for a while now) that I have decided that I really do want to do a PhD.


I'm pretty proud though :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Way We Wear

I ventured out to The Way We Wear Fair today. And what an adventure it was! Over the Westgate Bridge and everything haha!

The Williamstown Town Hall

Many many treasures were shared inside this building. I kept gasping to myself at such beautiful precious dresses, smiling at adorable hats and goo-ing and gaa-ing over gorgeous jewelry. I'm afraid I don't have any pictures inside; I had figured photography wasn't allowed. Check out The Secret Lives of Op Shops for a picture of the Adelaide fair. The Melbourne one, I must say, seemed a little smaller, although I can identify a few of the same stallholders.

Unfortunately, I missed the Titanic Fashion Parade as my parking was about to expire. What fashions they had on display were stunning, particularly the display of Dorothy Gibson (the white lace dress on the left with the rose sash).

Outside the fair, Williamstown is beautiful.

The city, the boats, the sea and the sky. Beautiful!

This is where I sat and had lunch.

Coffee scroll and brownie with caramel and rice bubble topping. I skipped on the rice bubble layer; everything else was delicious :) And $3.10 total.

As for what came home with me?

A couple of gorgeous postcards, once upon a time destined for Carlton and Fitzroy.

I loved all the different women's faces in 'Madge'. Click on the picture for a larger image and closer peek :)

And this stunning ring. It made my heart sing!

The fair continues tomorrow. Check the website for more info.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Study fuel

I tell you, my friends, that I am loving the food re-inventions of late. For example:

YoGo Mix

Choc YoGo Explosion with choc honeycomb

Looks disgusting, tastes delicious!

Nerds Rope
'Soft gummy rope covered with tiny tangy crunchy nerds candy'

Sweet sweet sugary explosions of yummy in my mouth!

Can you tell I'm back in study mode? :P

Monday, July 18, 2011

A vintage heads up

Hello lovelies! I promise I haven't forgotten you! I've been super busy trying to tutoring at a holiday program the past week. It was a long slog, but I've gotten some good money out of it and it's burning in my pocket!

Image source: Weheartit

Lucky for me, there is a vintage fair on this weekend in Melbourne. Not only will there be stalls with vintage dresses and antiques and goodies, there will also be a fashion parade showcasing the fashions of the Titanic. Count me in!

The Melbourne Vintage Fair
Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 July, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Old-fashioned tea party

Care to join me for a tea party? Isn't she a wonderful find? :)

My grandparents sent some birthday money, with which I was determined to find something special with. I initially had a finding a piece of jewellery in mind, but then I wandered into good ol' Ratty and Moles Antique Shop and found this.

Gorgeous! :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Princess and the Teapot

It appears that my grandma has been having her own craftanoons of late, for she gifted me with this gorgeous porcelain teapot princess.

Isn't she divine?

When we were younger, my gran would make porcelain dolls for our birthdays and the like. They were the most precious gifts, and still are. These days grandma still makes the porcelain dolls, but on a smaller scale and with these delicate hand knitted beaded skirts.

Miss Marple shall be her name :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Grand Finale

The Boyfriend had asked what I'd like to do for my birthday a few weeks ago. Dinner at a restaurant we had been to on one of our early dates was a must. Why? Because they do the most wonderful wonderful desserts.

To Southbank we went. And in particular, Meat and Wine, Co.

A delicious meal was followed by this:

You can imagine the squealing and giggling and lip-smacking that went on once this metre-long tray arrived at our table.

It was appropriately called The Grand Finale.

Not to be missed! A chocolate fondante with vanilla ice-cream, vanilla creme brulee, banoffe tart and baked passionfruit yoghurt. Served on a platter for two.

The banoffe tart was my favourite :)

Even though this place is famous for its steaks, the dessert truly wins out for me.

Then we headed to Galactic Circus and played some serious games of air hockey, zombie shooting and ninja shooting games. Super duper fun :)

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It was such a fantastic and fun date night :) Loved every single second of it :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hip me up

I've been feeling a little peely welly lately, so been trying to rest up a bit. This includes rosehip tea, re-watching Foyle's War and sucking on Soothers. Hopefully I can keep the illness at bay this year!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Rainbow Brite.

Isn't this hair magnificent? Do want.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Every now and then, I feel super crafty. When an especially wonderful photo of my Loverboy and I appeared, frames were needed. And I thought I'd go overboard with ewwy gooey lovey dovey stuff :)

I transformed these plain white frames into cheesy masterpieces.

First step, paint them a lovey dovey red.

Then, gather a variety of shades of pinks to paint love hearts of various sizes in the corners of the frames. Too much is never enough.

I then used fabric paint to write 'Princess Frivolous loves LoverBoy' on the frames. 'Loves' appears on parallel sides, so that if you read it in a circle, it goes on and on and on and on and on and on. And on.


Beautiful, dontcha think? :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Birthday desserts

I had the most wonderful, sugar-filled birthday last week.

The Boy and I had lunch at Miss Marple's Tea Room in Sassafras. I'd heard much praise for it from friends, so it was time to give it a whirl. Especially when their website held images of desserts that looked like this:

While we didn't have the sundae pictured above, we saw plenty being delivered to the tables and they looked exactly as pictured. Delicious!

Instead we went for Belgian waffles and 'Vicar's Folly'. You'll have to wait a little for pictures, but for now this description of the Vicar's Folly from their menu should wet your appetite.

A delicious congregation of butterscotch ice-cream, honeycomb pieces, chocolate, whipped cream and caramel fudge. A sundae that is definitely "heaven sent!"

Following such a wallowing, we snooped about a wonderful store called 'Tea Leaves', right next to Miss Marples. Miss Marples has a lovely collection of teapots which excited me, but the teapots in Tea Leaves was even more magnificent! Plus a million and one different types of teas to sniff!

We left with a Strawberry and Champagne flavoured tea and a minute teapot that reminds me of Miss Marples Tea House. A nice little souvenir :) We haven't tried it yet, but it smells delicious and can only mean good things!

After heading home and having a short food nap, the eating continued with a family roast pork and an oversized ice cream cake:

Deliciously deadly.
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