Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hello

sooooo....another 2 months has passed to the day since my last post....and a busy couple of months it has been...this week I have returned from a few days in Sydney for a work conference and catching up with a friend.  I had a lovely time, the conference was really worthwhile and it was a bit sad to leave....but I know I will return again soon.  In the meantime, I had better show you some photos of my time away...and perhaps the past couple of months....

this is a stitchery I made for a friend's birthday....she has recently acquired an Eames chair.....not such a great photo

the photo below is of the most amazing coffee machine I saw during a weekend away in Hepburn last month...and they also made good coffee



I made this "Orla Kiely" inspired cushion for a work colleague who moved into a new home some time back...she loved it....


This photo was taken when a couple fo work colleagues who were in Sydney the week before me at their own conference and we met up for dinner on the Friday night at Red Lantern and then again when we visited Adriano Zumbo at "The Star"...for those readers from overseas, Adriano Zumbo is an amazing pastry chef who appears regularaly on the show here called MasterChef and presents incredible challenges for the contestants of the show....can I just say that this creation below tasted even better than it looks....it is called "Happy Birthday"...here is a description....

Flourless chocolate biscuit, chocolate sabayon mousse, ultimate chocolate brownie, caramel mou, milk chocolate chantilly and cocoa nib nougatine with a White chocolate and Passionfruit glaze.

...the boxes in the background are his "Zumbarons" ie....macarons....also delicious!

and after we had cut into the cake.....

 the conference included a dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour....whilst the sights were lovely, the cruise itself was somewhat boring as I didn't know anyone else and it went for way too long and I could not escape!!!! but I managed to get this great photo of Luna Park...

and this shot of the Opera House... 

and finally a photo of the cake I wanted to buy Dad for his Birthday which was yesterday....but sadly, Zumbo's does not recommend excessive transportation of such a  masterpiece


well, that is all for now....will be back some time in the future...I am not going to make any more promises of posting on any sort of regular basis!!!



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