A customised tour of Waiheke Island, with roosters, oysters, wine, a whole lot of gorgeous scenery and one of our best meals of 2013.
Spectacular sea views, monster oysters and an amazing green salad - the highlights of our first day on Waiheke Island, New Zealand.
The baguette is slightly warm, with a craggy, crackly crust. I butter it with a carefree abandon that I’m certain the restaurant’s namesake chef would approve of. A sprinkle of salt, then a greedy bite into the bread and butter. Oh yes. I’ve been secretly studying the menu all week but am still deliciously bamboozled. […]
Juggling life, work and blog seems to get harder every year, so pathetic as it is, I’m not surprised that I had all but forgotten about Jac’s and my anniversary this year. Luckily for me, she didn’t forget and made a reservation for us at Deco Restaurant. I’ve been keen to dine at Deco ever […]
This is post 7 out of a series of 8 posts (the full list is at the end of this post). The dinner cruise the night before was fantastic, but we managed to have two magnificent meals the next day, our second-last day on Hamilton Island. I was keen to go out to lunch. While […]
Sunday, 30th December. I woke up nice and early, took a couple of photos… …and then went back to bed and slept in. We got up when it was bright and sunny and got ready to go out to breakfast. Paymaster’s Cafe 18 Bond St Newcastle East NSW Sunday surcharge AU$2.00 per person www.paymasters.com.au I […]
On Friday 28/12/2007 L, Jac and I took a ferry to Tea Gardens (I’m not even going to attempt to describe the geographical location of Tea Gardens – I’d recommend you see the Google Map here, and check out the Tea Gardens website for further info). D stayed home – she’s training to become a […]
Red Neds Gourmet Pie Bar Shop 3/17-19 Stockton St, Nelson Bay NSW www.redneds.com.au I was keen to check out Nelson Bay’s local gourmet pie shop (1) after Jac told me about it following her previous trip to Nelson Bay, and (2) since it was voted one of the top 50 pie shops in Australia in […]
We’d always planned to stay for a week in Geraldton and spend the last couple of nights in Dongara (Dongara is 65km from Geraldton), and so on Monday morning we packed all our gear back into the car and got back on the road again. We stopped along the way so I could take photos […]
Yesterday, we took Jac’s mum (we call her Pattycakes) out to dinner at The Witch’s Cauldron in Subiaco for her birthday. We started off with a drink each: a glass of house red for Pattycakes, a glass of cranberry juice for Jac and a glass of Diet Coke for me. Yeah yeah yeah boring! I’ll […]