Sunday, November 28, 2010

Limeade

Man, fruit trees are awesome! I made 2 batches of limeade yesterday.

1 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice (usually about 10 limes)
2 tablespoons of honey (I've luckily got some home made honey from one of our regular Time Out customers.)
2/3 cup sugar
3 cups of water

I mixed the sugar and honey with 1/2 cup of boiling water to dissolve and then added the rest of the portion in cold water. It's very sweet so I think less sugar can be used. We drank it with ginger ale and I'm pretty sure it will go very well with some gin!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The New Pornographers

I am quite new to the New Pornographers, but they are good. Very very good.
Also, they come from Canada - where a lot of my favourite people are from so that gets them some brownie points too!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Beer and Mussels

This is Iris and Rex. Iris was Greer's student in Korea and Rex also studied at our school. They came over for a few days so we met up for a delicious lunch at The Occidental, a pub famous for its mussels and Belgian beer.

I had blue cheese and spinach steamed mussels and they were incredible - so good that I could eat them through my hangover leftover from the Rocky Horror shenanigans the night before.

It was so nice to spend time with people from our lovely town of Wong Dang.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Rocky Horror Picture Show

When I heard that the Rocky Horror Picture Show was coming to town, I managed to convince some of my lovely girlfriends to fork out $84 each to come with me.

Drinking, eating and costuming got away on us and we were running late so Claire, Sarah, Caitlyn and I had to sprint down Queen St to make it on time. Looking like this...

We meet up with amazing Fiona and Emily and managed to grab a cocktail before the show started...we also ran into Dr. Scott!

The cast, set and music were incredible and the audience was hilarious - countless feather boas and more garters than a burlesque show. Oh how I wish it played every week.

The best place to dance post-Rocky was Family Bar, where we happily fit right in...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dudley Benson

Dudley Benson is a magical musician. I was so happy to be able to photograph him at Te Mahurehure Marae in Point Chevalier and to enjoy the tea and biscuits served after. Dudley and the whole production was extremely charming.

Here is Dudley's website, where you can listen to some of his songs and check out his amazing portraits. My favourite song at the moment is Rapaki, especially as he uses the word "rascally" in it.

And here is Tono's review on Groove Guide, where he explains the concept of the new album and describes the show beautifully.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Robin Gibb

Oh the Bee Gees, or should I say: BeeGee.
The audience at this concert was seriously incredible. As explained in the Groove Guide review here.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cafe Love.

It's nice knowing who makes my hot chocolates. Thanks Frasers!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Trick or Treaters

We were informed by our neighbours last night that our street is THE street to go trick or treating.
We bought some amazing treats (fair trade too!) and lots of people just walked straight past our house (it doesn't have the most amazing exterior compared to our suburban wonderland street.) But those who had faith were rewarded.

These are our cute neighbours and they didn't seem to be too badly affected by our partying until 4.30am the night before. They even gave us their leftover lollies to hand out when they went out - super sweet.

Best costume goes to the girl on the left.