Earth Hour -It was nice turning off the lights
Saturday, March 31, 2007
What's a high tea without a selection of teas and finger sandwiches. The teapot was a gift from Jacky's Mum and went really well with the theme of the day.
Also on the menu was....
Semolina cake, Almond biscotti and shortbread (all homemade). On the right - french onion dip with carrot sticks (Joel I made good use of your little dishes)
Chocolate truffles & creme brulee hot out of the oven
Jacky was really sweet and cut up some strawberries for us to have with our champagne
After the tiramisu and creme brulee we were too full for pavlova, we left it sitting in the oven
Welcome back Beli, thank you for the housewarming gift and thank you Sarah for helping me get everything ready!
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
At 7:30pm I received a phone call from one of my friends, her and her family were on their way to the hospital to help police (I froze; I thought that someone I knew died). Instead it turned out that we knew who the driver was (she was the mother of a girl that I went to high school with). I couldn’t believe it…and if you knew the tragedy that surrounded this family you would be even more shocked.
I don’t know what’s going to happen next, what a terrible thing to happen (for everyone involved).
28/03/2007 - The latest update.
Monday, March 26, 2007
The bride Sally looked gorgeous in Vera Wang and Luke looked pretty smart himself.
The reception was held at the Tea Room Gunners' Barracks, the water and city views was breathtaking. The reception began with drinks and canapes on a deck overlooking the water.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
Friday 23 March 2007 - Sydney Law Careers Fair@ the Convention Centre Darling Harbour
I'm actually on the board that organises this and after months of planning, dealing with the SMH, co-ordinating volunteers it was that time of the year again. 6 long hours (+ an extra 3 hours setting up), 1500 law students, freebies galore and really really sore feet! Last year was my first year at the fair and I found the second time round to be so much easier.
Thursday 22 March 2007 - Dinner with Sarah @ Blackbirds Cafe
We haven't been back to Blackbirds in years, we use to go all the time (I had my 20th there) but at some stage the service and quality of food went right down and we found other places to eat. After setting up our stand for the Sydney Law Careers Fair I caught up with Sarah for dinner.
Balcony Level, Cockle Bay Wharf
Phone: 02 9283 7385
Monday, March 19, 2007
It is tradition that parents and relatives give gifts of jewellery and red pockets during the tea ceremony (usually 24k yellow gold bangles) which I will wear at our reception when I change into my traditional Chinese garments (Dad is currently having these made overseas). It's all very exciting!
image by Charles Cheung HK
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Salina’s is small and cosy and spills out on to the footpath with tables and chairs overlooking the water. We couldn’t see much in the dark but could definitely feel how peaceful and beautiful the area was. It was as though we stumbled on a hidden treasure tucked away from all the commercialisation 8 minutes away.
The dish with the figs was really different to anything that I have ever tasted. You are first hit with the sweetness of the figs followed by a strong milky flavour that stays in your mouth. Some of the girls loved it but I would need to try it again before I can make up my mind. I thought that the cheese was a little over powering for my personal liking.
Ray who sat opposite me said that the fish was cooked really well and the salsa was refreshing. I loved the colours on his dish and if I got to make my selection again I think I would have gone with the barramundi.
You can't tell in this photo but the meatballs were hugeee! (Bigger than a tennis ball) we couldn't stop laughing at how big they were. They were filled with cheese and bread crumbs on the inside and would be the ideal dish for a starving guy. Christina gave it the thumbs up.
Jacky and I had the marinara and while it smelt great the actual flavours didn't quite live up to the expectation especially when all the other dishes seemed so nice.
Happy Birthday Katina!!!!
479 Bronte Rd
Phone: (02) 9369 4012