Vegan chocolate cups with coconut cream and berries

I’ve been doing some test runs of different recipes that I’m considering making for our family Christmas this year. Me being vegetarian has caused stress over the years for other people when it comes to family meals and as this will be my first holiday season as a vegan, I’m going to make a fewContinue reading “Vegan chocolate cups with coconut cream and berries”

A lovely day on the Central Coast <3

Beautiful weather on the coast this weekend so I decided to take myself on an outing this iconic Central Coast location <3 It’s been years since I’ve been there and it was pretty much exactly as I remembered it. Still couldn’t pluck up the courage to go into the spiders den though. Yuck. I couldContinue reading “A lovely day on the Central Coast <3”

Warm quinoa salad with broccolini, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and pine nuts.

Yet another excellent new recipe I have found, this one from Vegangela. This was my first time cooking with/eating quinoa so I really didn’t know what to expect – I’m such a fan! Can’t believe it’s taken me this long. I used broccolini instead of asparagus, semi sun-dried tomatoes (I always prefer these more) andContinue reading “Warm quinoa salad with broccolini, sun-dried tomatoes, olives and pine nuts.”

The Life Creative Blog

Chris over at TheLifeCreative has featured my apartment in his weekly Real Rooms segment, including some of the photos I posted last week and a lovely write up of his flattering interpretation of my eclectic tastes. “I love an all-stops train to Quirks-ville” – This should be on my new business cards I think! Hehehe.Continue reading “The Life Creative Blog”

Home.

Renting might not afford you as much freedom to make modifications to your house exactly as you’d like, but I’m proud to say that despite being a renter, I still made my apartment a bright and interesting home, somewhere that’s been a joy to come back to at the end of the day. I haveContinue reading “Home.”

Update via photos

I really need to update this blog but I can’t be bothered right now, so here’s some photos I’ve taken recently instead to get out of writing anything substantial. All taken with iPhone 5. Perth City, WA. Fremantle, WA. Fremantle, WA. Fremantle, WA. Street art in Fremantle, WA. Street art in Fremantle, WA. An amazingContinue reading “Update via photos”

Fragrant Indian Chickpea Salad

I posted a photo of this great salad dish I made during the week and quite a lot of people asked me for the recipe, so here it is! I slightly modified the original recipe I found and also halved the amounts as it served 8 and I was only cooking for 1! As muchContinue reading “Fragrant Indian Chickpea Salad”

Thailand <3

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend 10 glorious days in beautiful Thailand. It was exactly the break I needed – the perfect mixture of relaxation and exploration. The highlight for me was visiting the Elephant Nature Park – a spectacular sanctuary that takes in abused, abandoned or retired working elephants andContinue reading “Thailand <3”

The Content Collective

Content is everyones business. In order to facilitate discussion about content in my workplace, I have started an informal group called The Content Collective so that interested parties across the Library have a platform to address issues, ideas and strategies related to digital content.  It is an opportunity for staff to better understand decisions thatContinue reading “The Content Collective”

DIY: Revamped planter stand

I found this tired little plant stand for $2. I wanted to do something to jazz it up a little bit and make it more funky. I had a bunch of jars laying around so this is how it went down: After sanding it back lightly, I used painters tape to create a herringbone printContinue reading “DIY: Revamped planter stand”

DIY: Test tube spice rack

I am really stoked with how this project turned out! I saw something similar in a shop that I loved but it was almost $300 and I thought, pffft I could make that! And I did. Admittedly it was a little more complicated than I anticipated and it’s certainly not perfect but for the firstContinue reading “DIY: Test tube spice rack”

The GrandMasterPlan

It has been a couple of weeks since I returned from America (I can’t believe it’s been and gone already, wah!) and I am now starting to slowly get my head around all of the things I learnt and have taken away from the people I met and conversations I had. It’s so easy especiallyContinue reading “The GrandMasterPlan”

American pictorial

Here are some of my favourite photos from my USA trip :) Seattle Pike Street Market Fremont, Seattle Fremont Street Markets Space Needle, Seattle View from top of the Needle EMP Museum This thing was three storeys high! Worn to be Wild, leather jacket exhibition The mirror man who scared me! The Gum Wall SeaContinue reading “American pictorial”

New York v2

How things can change in just a few hours! In my last post I mentioned that I had been feeling unwell but that I was hoping some cold and flu tablets would stop it from getting worse but alas, it got worse. I woke up in the middle of the night last night to findContinue reading “New York v2”