Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I'm in Japan!

S and I have been in Japan for 4 days and spent Christmas here in Hakuba. Here are a few pics of the trip so far.. Next week, we're Tokyo bound!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Work Christmas Party

Our work Christmas Party this year was held at the Ivy in Sydney..on a Thursday. It was lovely, but a silly day for a Christmas Party. It finished at 4pm and then we all went off to the Ivy Bar. 

 I got rather tipsy and didn't get home until 11pm. 

The next day at work was terrible! How do people go out and then work the next day?? That is the first and last time I ever do that!

I took a lot more photos but they all have work people in them, so I won't put them up. 

The decorations were lovely and the food was pretty good too. I just wish it went for a little longer!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pom Poms

I made Pom Poms at work.. We are having a Christmas Decoration Competition and since I am admin and don't actually have a team, I adopted myself to the closest team to me. Thakfully, they love my DIY efforts even though they are kind of poor!

I also made a cool star made from paper. It took ages and so I only made one. If I get more time, perhaps I will make more.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


I love a nice frittata so I was very happy when S's brother who is a chef gave me this recipe.

Asparagus, Pancetta and Coriander frittata.


1 bunch asparagus

100g Pancetta

Half a bunch of shallots cut up

6 eggs

A dash of milk

salt and pepper to season

Half a cup of cut up Coriander

To make:

1. Take a piece of pancetta and wrap it around a stalk of asparagus and repeat with all of the asparagus.

2. Fry the asparagus/pancetta in a pan to seal the pancetta (so it doesn't fall off)

3. Take that out of your pan and then fry up your shallots

4. Whisk together your eggs and milk, season with salt and pepper

5. Cut up the asparagus/pancetta so that there are 2cm pieces.

6. Place the pieces and the shallots in an oven baking dish and pour the egg mixture over the top

7. Sprinkle the coriander over the top

8. Cook in the oven for about 10-15 minutes on about 200 degrees celcius (I have a really old oven, so we have to use it at about 200 for anything to cook)

It tastes devine.. Hopefully my recipe isn't too confusing!
Apologies about the crappy pic!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Such a slacker!

Obviously life got the better of me and I was too busy (lazy) to blog.

I'm currently sitting at a different work desk to my own because my computer got a virus... How, I don't know. I hope they fix it soon!

Anyway, lots has happened since my last post and my life is getting busier again. I got an IPhone finally, so I will fill in my absence with photos from my phone.

I'm actually blogging from my phone, so I'm hoping this works..

A delicious cake from Black Star Pastry in Newtown

Fruit Beer (Cherry) from Tommy's Restaurant in Glebe

Early Christmas at S's parents house

Dessert at Baroque in the Rocks

Pastries from Zumbo in Manly

My little Teddy waiting for S to come home from work

A beautiful sunset