Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's Eve

The first of the fireworks for tonight has just passed. The view is not as good as last year's because new buildings are popping up and blocking the view! :(

This year I thought I should just watch the fireworks but I cannot seem to let it pass without some photos. Hehehe!

Christmas windows 2008

I finally passed by the Myer Christmas windows with proper camera in hand today. I like this year's theme on How Santa Really Works. Lots of cute little touches to spot among the mayhem with elves and toys everywhere.

This one is my favourite bit.

Bobbers poses with her favourite treat

I took this picture because I am hoping someone who is going back to SG can get this for her. =)
Just to make it a little harder to refuse, Bobbers puts on her cutest beady eye look.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Nom Nom

Bobbers munches on hay :)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Boxing day sales

We woke up early today and got to the shops at 8am. The main department stores opened from 5am this morning. There was already something of a weekend feel to the main shopping area when we got there. By late morning and afternoon, there were so many people around - felt like the whole population must have been out shopping. Everyone was frantically buying stuff but amazingly I ended up with nothing (i.e.: no clothes or shoes and stuff) but a Whittard hot chocolate gift set that I was eyeing before Christmas at half price :)

Shoppers pouring out of Myer

Lots of tired people sitting outside the shops

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas pressies!

Here are all my pressies this year! Thanks for all of them!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Docklands developments

Went to take a look at the Harbour Town Shopping Centre at the bottom of the Southern Star Observation Wheel which is the Melbourne version of the London Eye and Singapore Flyer. The area looks nice and hopefully will be more populated in future but at this point, it is still rather quiet. For some reason, it felt quite touristy too.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Messy head hair

Looking all doe-eyed so that I will give her more head rubs :)

And some more :)

Marky marky!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


While wandering around yesterday we spotted a garage sale in a dress/gown shop where they were clearing fabrics, trims and stuff. I got these lovely items! :D

Saturday, December 20, 2008


A cute bunny lamp which changes colour from Mammo :D

I've got all my pressies already (unless I have more surprises :)) under the tiny tree.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

More cards for Bobbers & me

We've got some more BLU swap cards to date. :)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

White Chocolate Cherry Brownie

With Christmas around the corner, there are so many cake and cookie recipes in the newspapers. I decided to test out one yesterday.

Ingredients: -
* 185g white chocolate
* 150g chopped unsalted butter
* 1 cup caster sugar
* 1-1/4 cups plain flour
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 3 lightly beaten eggs
* 100g roughly chopped glace cherries

Method: -
Preheat oven to 170C. Line a 20cm (base measurement) square cake pan with non-stick baking paper.

Place white chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water (make sure the bowl does not touch the water). Use a metal spoon to stir occasionally until the chocolate melts and is smooth, then set aside to cool.

Place flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add eggs and the chocolate mixture. Fold in the cherries until just combined. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out slightly sticky. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

It turned out quite yummy! :D

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Scottish fold

Saw this really cute scottish fold kitten at the pet shop yesterday. It was jumping up and down and standing up against the glass trying to get people's attention. It sure did! I really wouldn't mind one of those :D The phone camera pics are just not the best though.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bobbers is the BLU icon today!

Hooray! I am so proud! Hur hur!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

Market day - December

We had our last market for this year on Sunday. The weather couldn't decide what season it was - it was not summery at all but rather cold. Which explains the cap and T-shirt and scarf.

I also found this nice vintage tablecloth there!

BLU Christmas card swap

We have received some cards from the BLU swap. I bring them to Bobbers and she makes sure to mark all the cards as hers when I put them in front of her. Hehehe! She is very funny.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A new W&G short film!

On the way home today, by some stroke of luck, I saw that they were showing a Wallace & Gromit short film in the papers. I wouldn't normally go through the TV guide in such detail but this time I did :)

Wallace and Gromit in 'A Matter of Loaf and Death' didn't look familiar and it turns out that we might be the first to see it since the release date is today!

In typical W&G style, the story is a murder mystery and there are some cute bits that I would love to catch again! I didn't manage to get the pics of the funniest scenes though.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

One of the best songs!

I love this song! Sesame Street in the 80s' was the best show ever! They don't make kids' shows like that anymore.

Looking pretty

She's a lovely bunny specimen!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bunny sculptures

We got these steel laser cut bunnies (complete with shadow) from the design market today. :) There were lots of nice things at the market. Very inspirational! Kind of wish that I would be able to do a proper stall with marketing and all but I just don't seem to have enough drive to do it.


We passed by a Car Clubs Showcase Series at Federation Square today. They had Minis on display. Lots of cute little cars of all colours parked together for people to admire.

Yummy cookies

Got some cute and yummy cookies yesterday :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Boogie Woogie Sheep

One of my favourite Sesame Street songs!

Christmas card swap

Here's my BLU Christmas card swap creations! Card and bunny insert

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Another bunny drawing

A Chintz Bunny - hehehe!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Crafty fun

Been having fun making these cute colourful things!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Bunny expressions

I finally braced myself enough to cut Bobber's nails today. It was a little hard trying to get hold of her initially because she could sense something was going to happen when we kept trying to tempt her with papaya tablets and raisins and she refused to come out (the clever girl). When she finally got into the carrier because we needed to get her outside onto a glass table, she stamped and stamped her foot. But the nail cutting process was actually very smooth! Bunnypapa held onto her but she didn't struggle at all and I could check every nail carefully. I am so proud! :D

After that, she went to the bathroom and sulked and refused to let me touch her although I gave her 2 raisins and 2 currants. Hehehe! I think she was quite happy actually because she was doing the flop. She just wanted to tell me she was not pleased with me. But after 10 minutes, she was my friend again :D



Friday, November 07, 2008


Someone broke a fingernail today :(
The poor dearie! But she was as tough as nails (pardon the pun) and still running around & guzzling food like nothing happened.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Fluffy pants

Look at those pantaloons!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Horsey horsey

Tomorrow is Melbourne Cup day so there was a parade in the city today to showcase some racing names. I went just to have a look because I haven't actually been to any of the parades that happen for all the various reasons (e.g. Anzac Day, AFL Grand Final, Moomba, Police Blue Ribbon, Olympians homecoming...there seems to be a lot) . It was also a relatively quiet day at work since half the people weren't there as tomorrow is a holiday.

The parade featured former race winners as well as the trainers and jockeys for tomorrow's races. Got to see some the horses "up close and personal" as they were led close to the crowds to say hello.

That's Rogan Josh who won in 1999

Might And Power - 1997

Kids wearing pretend horses

My pick in the office sweep