Snapshots time ^_^
James and I have been doing a really big work project lately so we haven’t had much time with each other. Even living together and working in the same room on the same projects it can be really difficult to find actual time together.
So around a month ago, enough was enough and James took me on a surprise picnic!
The first stop was EasyWay for my favorite “Rosella Ice Blend Tea”. I’m going to be so sad when they discontinue it!
We talked up to a park called the Carlton Gardens. I was very surprised how quiet it was considering the busy road it was on.
We set up our picnic blanket in a nice shady spot (oh my god so many tiny bugs*_*) and James unpacked all of the things he had planned!
Man with chocolate cheesecake? DO WANT.
He brought all of my favorite foods and even though some of them were a little melty because of the heat they were still delicious.
He put on my favorite music as a background and this seagull who was looking for scraps kept tweeting along XD Seagulls creep me out!
After we were finished eating he pulled out a present!
Taadaa! Apparently he had found the big stone at the markets and tried to find a pretty base to put in it but couldn’t find one that fit so he bought the other one too. So cute!
Gratuitous close up shot because I love it!
He totally shot himself in the foot though because it was all so romantic and lovely that if he ever proposes now he’s going to have to do something *really* spectacular!! XD
There was a little family of ducks swimming near by, very cute.
It was a lovely day!
I had to show you all the packaging on a parcel that the ever wonderful Alisa from KindaFancysent me. She is totally my leopard print sister from across the sea! Where on earth do you find awesome tape like this?? Here in Aus we only have stupid black gaffa tape ;_;
She wrote me the most lovely heart felt letter I’ve ever received and it’s friends like her that will keep me writing this blog for as long as I have fingers to type it. I can’t tell you how awesome it is to know that the silly stuff I write here actually has an effect on others 🙂
When she said she was sending me a package I certainly didn’t expect this!!! So many new things to play with, a couple have already made their way into my favorites drawer 😀
I couldn’t believe how she managed to fit all of this in the box! Mad Tetris skills *_*
I can’t wait to try out these lashes, the hand creams smell devine too!
The beautiful make up case which while I’m not travelling is the perfect size for my embroidery supplies!
And tights! These are the beautiful ones I wore to the Nuffnang meet up recently. LOVE THEM! Thank you *so* much Alisa, I love love love everything!
My Mum has come to stay with us for a while and the first day she was here we went to get Grill’d Burgers. The last time we went there I got a salad (which was literally a gigantic bowl of rocket with very little else) this time I decided to try a burger and I have to say I wasn’t that impressed with it either. I mean it was good but the way everyone hypes these I was expecting awesomeness :/
I found a new favorite sushi place this month too, it’s run by the most friendly people. I’ll take some better photos inside next time of all the delicious food. Their bentos are HUGE.
And what month is complete without a visit to Costco? We’re members now hahaha! I wish they would hurry up with having online shopping though, it’s too hard taking bulk things home via the tram >_<
Funniest thing ever at Costco… FROZEN MACARONS!
SO WRONG! But I kind of want to buy them to see how terrible they are, 24 macarons for $16 is pretty damn cheap compared to regular prices here!
As you guys probably read, Celeste moved away earlier in the month 🙁 She had many many going away parties though including one at a pasta place I’ve forgotten the name of. There was SO much pasta. Seriously we ordered stuff to share and ended up with 6 kinds of pasta plus seafood and there was so much left over that we look like 5 containers of it home *_*
And the icecream! This was the small *_*
Siera and Sefie waving off the lovely guest of honour XD
And some architecture to finish off with!
What have you guys been up to?