November 27, 2012

Kitchen update: I have no kitchen!

It's gone.  Destroyed.  Empty room.  The initial feeling of destroying the ugly green room was exciting.  And then I got nervous - was this the right decision?  It's amazing how such a major change can make you question yourself. That moment when you take a step back and think "oh crap...  what have I done".  When reality hits, it's a bit of a shock.

But of course it was the right decision!  Major change is what makes life interesting and exciting.  It's good to challenge yourself too, like me, discovering I can use an electric drill, by myself!  Currently I'm up to plastering holes in the walls (as you can see above where the tiles previously were) and am ready to sand the plaster back.  Happy days!

November 19, 2012

Catch Up - The Past Month

Hello hello.  I’ve been MIA a lot lately, and every time I disappear then come back I have to say sorry.  If you follow my instagram you might notice that I’ve been moving around a lot.  A month ago I went to Sydney for a friends birthday, then a week being back I then hopped on a plane and went the Club Med Bintan, then Singapore.  In between this time, there has been no new cooking adventures.  

You might notice on instgram that I have also just started my kitchen renovations.  Yes, it’s all happening!  It’s going to be a bit of a slow process being that I bravely decided to build it myself, but it will be worth it in the end.  This weekend I built most of my cabinets, so next step is to disconnect the gas, demolish my existing kitchen, and place the new stuff in!  My new oven though is the single most exciting thing.  My current oven is horrible.  Most of the time things burn on the bottom, raw on top.  The temperature is lower than it should be, so I’ve had to do a lot of guess work when baking.  I wouldn’t dare cook pavlova in my current oven – yes it’s that’s bad.

So with all this going on, it’s going to be a slow posting end to the year. 

But I don’t want to leave you empty handed, so I’ll share a few photos with you..

Sydney.  I'm a Perth girl by heart, and have a major crush on Melbourne, so even though Sydney doesn't do much for me, I do love the Opera House.  Its smooth lines and unique shapes just draw me in.  And Bondi - Perth is pretty spoilt when it comes to beaches, but Bondi is pretty spectacular.

Club Med Bintan was awesome.  Pool, beaches, sun, sand, cocktails and endless food.  Not to mention the daily activities available (I didn't take full advantage of this, but my brother sure did!).  Plus the amazing staff!  Best relaxing holiday I've had in years.

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