Friday, December 20, 2013

CUDDLY BEAR

 
This is my very last craft project for 2013, a cute and soft cuddly bear which is a gift for a work colleague's new little baby girl. This is a such a great easy pattern and I have now made 10 of these bears.....
 
 

Cheers
Kaylee

Thursday, December 19, 2013

CHRISTMAS IN THE MALL

I had a stroll up town at lunch time to see all the wonderful Christmas things that are adorning our Mall this year, at the entrance to the Mall is this lovely Angel.
 
 

This gorgeous big Teddy Bear.

                                        

Love Candy Cane girl.




Cute little candy striped boy.



Then I proceeded along the Mall and came to the wonderful Myer window display, the photos aren't as good as I'd have liked but it's a bit difficult with the reflections and the sun, the theme this year is Gingerbread friends.  I enjoy so much each year looking at the Myer Christmas display, it's always so wonderful and magical.





Cheers
Kaylee

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT ARIA

I have wanted to go to Aria Restaurant, Eagle Street pier, Brisbane CBD since it opened.  It is now ticked off my list, I was fortunate enough to be invited by our travel agents for a Christmas lunch at Aria Tuesday of this week.  It sure did live up to my expectations, I can highly recommend it if you have the opportunity.  This is our menu.
 
                                               
 
There were 22 of us, this is a snap shot of a few of us, oh and yes we were in the private dining room and looked after very well by the staff.

 
This is my Entrée, double cooked pork belly, this is without a doubt the best pork belly I have ever eaten..... Mind you it's the only pork belly I've ever eaten but if I have it again I will always be comparing it to the pork belly I had at Aria.

 
 
My main meal is Barramundi, oh yes the best Barra I have eaten as well with garlic mash potato and lettuce.

 
Dessert was just called Hazelnut.... The description was Hazelnut, caramel and popcorn ganache, with Hazelnut ice cream, sooooo delicious........


Plus of course a few glasses of Sav Blanc and Shiraz... a great lunch indeed.

Cheers
Kaylee

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch with friends at George's Paragon in Brisbane CBD on Tuesday, this was my entrée, prawns and avocado. I forgot all about taking a photo of my main, I guess I was hungry and didn't think about the photo, I had barbequed bugs, they were delicious.
 

I took photos of all our sweets though, I had this sticky date pudding, oh yummo........


Crème brulee ......

Tirramisu


Strawberries Romanoff......


Yesterday I received a lovely Christmas gift from the Stamford Plaza, 6 red velvet cupcakes baked fresh on site and two small bottles of bubbly.... very nice. Ummm maybe the wrong time to year to be dieting.....

 
 
Cheers Kaylee

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS 2013

I have only taken 3 photos of my tree and house decorations this year, so here they are. The last 12 months have flown by so quickly I feel as if I could have left everything up from 2013 Christmas.  As I was taking them all out of the cupboard and unpacking them it felt as though I had only just packed them away.......
 





Cheers
Kaylee

Monday, December 9, 2013

CATCH UP AFTER 26 YEARS

So what happens when you haven't seen someone for 26 years - talk for 9-1/2 hours of course, LOL.

We haven't seen these particular friends since their Wedding 26 years ago.  After their Wedding in Rockhampton 26 years ago they moved to New Zealand (for work) for a few years and then to Melbourne for 20 years and now living in Redland Bay the past few years.  This all come about as I am helping in finding people for a 40 year school reunion, it's amazing who you can find on social network places these days.
Val and I enjoying a lovely glass of red......
 
 

My hubby (on the left), Mark and I went to school together - well sort of, the guys were at an "all boys" and girls at an "all girls" private schools and when we were in Grade 9 & 10 we had a couple of co-ed classes together, OMG we hadn't seen the guys since they left our primary school at the end of Grade 4.  Up until that point the louvered windows in our class rooms had to be at a certain angle and the boys the same so we couldn't see each other, OMG this was in the 1970's but it sounds so ridiculous, we were taught by Nuns and Brothers and it was just "another world" compared to today's schooling. 


We had the most wonderful day yesterday, so much to talk about and we've promised the next meeting will be much sooner than the last one LOL......

Happy Monday everyone

Cheers
Kaylee





Monday, December 2, 2013

QUILT BLOCKS

Three blocks going towards a mystery quilt for an Aussie Hero, they had to be pink and girly, I think these will fit into the criteria.
 





HAPPY MONDAY everyone.

Cheers
Kaylee

LAUNDRY BAGS AND DRESSES AND POPPIES

My craft efforts over the past few weeks have been these 2 laundry bags for our ADF, through Aussie Hero Quilts (and Laundry Bags) for sq...